Your OLDEST READABLE burned CD/DVD

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  1. gamesquest1

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    probably a resident evil PSX backup i got when i was a kid, i don't quite think its fully working, but thats probably due to the scratches all over it, but it boots and i played it for a little while a few months back.....albeit with jumpy FMV's
     
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  2. Have you tried toothpaste? Apparently its a good method to use to remove scratches on disc's
     
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  3. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    I've got a unleaked microsoft plus build
     
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    My oldest one is a MGS PC 2000 release, the original not "remaster/rerelease" one.
     
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  5. MGS PC 2000?
     
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    Metal Gear Solid
     
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    honestly i just keep the disk because it was a childhood memory, i have a real copy of resident evil anyway :P

    but yeah i think i have tried a few of those methods in the past and never had much luck, i do have a friend who has a disk resurfacing machine so i usually just get him to do any disks i need cleaning up, although thats not really very often, cant even remember the last time
     
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  8. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    If I ever do come across it again, I could do that. I moved to a different location a while back so...
    Can you recommend a good cloud service to use that is preferably free? I keep all my backup on another drive, not relying on cloud based backups.
    I do remember I received it when Microsoft held that "Windows Vista Customer Preview Program" and if memory serves me correctly the disk itself is blue.
     
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  9. Dust2dust

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    #*%" those no name CDs!! :shit: I just tried one from the early 2000s (PSX game Strider, very tiny at around 65MB) and it refused to read. Then again, maybe I didn't use the right serial for CDRWin back then, and it burned a coaster on purpose! Those bastards! :lol:

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  10. MEGA is a great one. And you said the Customer Preview Program? That's leaked...for sure. But its cool that you have that because you get your own product key, materials and etc. Hold onto that...even though the build itself is leaked.
     
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  11. Y0shII

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    Several months ago I took several cds/dvds and made several backups (some did not survive and lost some information). Somehow this cd survived and still works, however it is a bit cracked and it is going to the trash can. The information is still readable and I could save some useful information.

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  12. Hanafuda

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    Nothing different here than others have. Earliest home-burned disc I've got is probably from 2000-2001. I was using those 100mb Zip disks for several years before I bought a CD burner. Hard to believe those cumbersome things were 'state of the art' once. Also still have plenty of older commercial discs, including my Windows 95 disc. And a few hundred audio CD's from 1985 and onward.
     
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    Homemade movies from when I was in 2nd grade. Those were quite the memories.
     
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    Games : Dark forces 2 jedi knight, Quake 2 juggernaut .
     
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  15. lisreal2401

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    That I have myself...

    Xbox 360 discs from 2010 likely, I've burned a lot of discs for other people (audio CD, films etc.) and had burned stuff that I threw out earlier. Starting with the 360 I kept my burned copies around, lots of Dreamcast and Saturn stuff. Earliest discs I burned were in 2008, mostly because I didn't have a burner until then.

    Oldest commercial disc I have is... my copy of 3x3 Eyes on the Saturn from 1995 that I got with the console, the majority of my physical music is older and not CD media
     
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  16. voddy

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    I guess my oldest CD is windows 95 somewhere. Not burned but a CD anyway xD

    Another one Is https://www.oldpcgaming.net/ufos/ in original xD not sure if anyone knows that game. It's hilarious xD
     
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  17. Ryccardo

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    That I personally know of, a backup of my (mostly junk) stuff made in 2003

    The "still readable oldest ever we have" is an audio CD (made with winamp to convert mp3 to wav, and Adaptec easy CD creator 3), the second we ever made in 2001, I think it still works but it's been in my dad's car for so long that I didn't get many recent opportunities of listening to it
    (the first one was a data CD containing the exact same wavs, due to following too literally an incorrect tutorial handwritten by my cousin, we probably threw away that disc the same day)

    Bonus answer: the first commercial CD in the home is The Smurfs for PS1, which I think I got for my 5th birthday in 2000

    I do have a CD-R from 2007 or so where it looks like a black fungus is eating the tracks, but it still works fine :D
     
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  18. Proto-Propski

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    I think the oldest readable CD/DVD in my Wide Spread Collection was a warez install disc/play disc of Warcraft III from back in 2003. I loved the game, and actually ended up buying it a couple years ago on the Blizzard Store, but never threw away the old disc away, and I actually even added onto it with ROC/TFT Warez Expansion Discs as they released.

    I like to keep them as apart of my physical collection as they where the very first Video Games, that I really got into as a kid, aside from WoW which did come momentarily after that in 2004, but Warcraft III showed me my first taste, and LOVE of the RTS genre which mostly stayed dormant until the release of They Are Billions in 2017
     
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  19. KyleHyde

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    I'm pretty sure that my oldest CD was probably just a CD-RW that was full of Animal Crossing wallpapers, avatars, and other sorts of icons. As for the oldest one that's still around and (probably) still works, it might be a CD/DVD my brother got after his high school graduation.
     
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  20. RandomUser

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    At least that saves me the time to upload it, but it is definitely a keeper, that is if I can find it :rofl:.
    Old pics when I got it

    Too clear up the confusion made in this post in this thread, see the Newbie burn spoiler:
    Newbie burn
     
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