My fellows "MDLLERS":Two Asus lappies both running windows 8.1 Pro aren't able to burn CD's or DVD's. Yeah some people still use those Pilots are installed, PC's can read content of both CD and DVD. I try to burn some content, operations are successful with built in soft and third party -roxio- but CD/DVD remain like virgins dude. I even plug an external Memorex USB DVD drive, but no go. So some is up with win 8.1 I believe. I tried this regedit too, and changed value to 2 but nada HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives There you have it, anyone having similar challenges? Unless this few cds and dvds I have are all hosed, then I dunno!