Ever since I discovered that it’s possible to install Windows from USB drives, I stopped burning ISO files to DVDs. All my data are mostly saved either on the internal drive of my HP notebook or Seagate external drive.
A couple of days ago, while trying to connect to my desktop PC, my four-year old Seagate external drive accidentally fell down from a height of about 2 feet. Since then all my PCs and recovery CDs are refusing to detect the external drive.
Now that I have lost some important data, I have decided not to relay on just on external drives. From here onwards, I want to save all important files no just on external drives but also on DVDs. Agree that DVDs are not as popular as they were a couple of years ago but I feel that they are at least reliable. I am also aware that new computers especially ultrabooks no longer ship with optical drives but I am sure that finding a good computer with an optical drive will not be difficult in the next five years.
Nero burning free version
When it comes to burning DVDs, there are plenty of tools around to choose from. With so many tools with similar options available, it’s really difficult to pick up one tool without much testing.
If you’re looking for a reliable software to burn your data to a CD/DVD, you should first check out now discontinued Nero StartSmart Essentials. Nero StartSmart Essentials (also known as Nero 9 Essentials) was released about six years ago as a free software.
Nero StartSmart Essentials although no longer available to download from the official Nero website, we can easily get a clean copy of it from the link mentioned at the end of this article.
The beauty of Nero burning software that we are talking about here is that it’s fully compatible with not just Windows 7 but also Windows 8.1 and the latest Windows 10.
Note that the setup file, which is about 50 MB offers you install the Ask browser toolbar but you can uncheck Install Asks toolbar option to install Nero without the toolbar.
Download Nero free version
As you can see in the above picture, the software is purely for burning CD and DVDs and copy discs. As mentioned earlier in this article, there is nothing better than Nero when it comes to disc burning.
Go and get your copy of the free Nero burning software from the following link.