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CreateCD - Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista CD Recording utility
10/09/2007: Build 3.01. First build for Windows Vista. This will also work on Windows XP with SP3
(currently in beta), or Windows Update 932716. It introduces the ability to write DVD disks (including
double layer) and chose whether the disk is closed after recording.
10/31/2005: Build 1.33. Bugfix: if no -l option is specified, the label is now set correctly to
YYYYMMDD representaion of the current date
07/09/2005: Build 1.29. Fixed a minor bug. If a file specified in the command line does not exist or
is inaccessible, a warning is printed and the return value (errorlevel) is set to 1. This might break
some of the existing scripts that check explicitly for the return value to be zero. If no files are
specified to burn, the empty session is not created any more. THis means you can now use createcd
-erase to quick-erase a CD-RW.
01/29/2004 : Build 1.25. Made change that allows CreateCD to run even under an account that
does not have administrative privileges. Note that in this case CreateCD might not be able to reset
IMAPI subsystem if it becomes unresponsive
06/14/2003 : Build 1.15. Fixed a problem with writing on a CD that already contains some files.
Previously CreateCD would not accept such CD claiming that "the media is invalid for the operation."
Thanks to everyone who reported this.
CreateCD utility is designed as a command-line-based alternative to the GUI-based CD-Recording
process in Windows XP and Windows 2003. It has several benefits:
Allows for unattended operations from batch files. A non-zero exit code is returned on failure
Supports erasing CD before recording
When possible, does not create an intermediate copy of the files and directories being recorded
Supports creating bootable CDs. Currently boot image must be an image of a bootable 1.44