Originally Posted by outofbreath
Even if you don't have a special CD/DVD burning program, such as Nero (you should though and probably have one which came with your drive), you can still burn DVDs using Windows XP, because it has a built in support for most DVD burner drives.
Nope, you would need a DVD burning application actually. Windows XP doesn't have built in support for burning DVD's yet (only CD's and CD-RW's), however I'm quite sure that they are going to have it for Vista though. There are lot of programs out there so feel free to try and see which one works best (but try to burn it at lowest speeds though).
And to find out if your drive can burn DVD's just look for the 'RW' logo, which is usually there on all DVD burners...