Many thanks for your replies
@Jim_Hardin, I did have a look at something that I could upgrade to and Creator 12 was on my list. I read the reviews on Amazon though and a lot of people had issues with it.
I will give it a try as I am in testing mode on this legacy partition on my new build.
The thing that I did use Creator 6 for was building bootable CDs and also for copying tracks to CD and merging the track. Does Creator 12 have these features?
Also can i install Creator 12 together with Creator 6 on the same system or not?
@ Brendon, many thanks for your explanation which expands on information which you provided in the post below (that I read a few hours ago). It got me thinking about the media type that I was using since you mentioned that media type used could / would play a part.
As a consequence, I tried a different set of CD-R media (newer ones, same manufacturer TDK) and the drop down box now gives me 4 'burn' choices that I can select from even after I close the CD tray.
I will post images later as I am building this pc at my mum's (she has more space in her house). The lowest burn tho' is still 16X.
Both sets of media that I used before were TDK. The 16X media is quite old.
In my current system I can select lower values with either of those media but I presume the actual drive may be responsible for this.
Still, that aside I downloaded IMGBurn (that I could never get the hang of before) and as per post linked to above, looked at the values reported under supported write speed .
With one set of CD-R media it only showed 16X as available (same as Creator 6) and with the other 4 options, namely 16X, 32X,40X and 48X, again same as Creator 6.
I have done a couple of 'burns' with Creator 6 and it and seems ok.
I do have a further question, if you have time.
My SATA DVD-RW drive LG HG24NDS0, has various write speeds as per link below
Presumably from what you are saying, if I got some completely different media, say Verbatim (that I use for DVD copying), then possibly both Creator 6 and IMGBurn may offer more and possibly lower burn choices / strategies? Is there any CD-R media that could you could recommend please?
NOTE: When I tried to put a Verbatim DVD +R Creator 'Disc Copier' said Source and Destination are Incompatible. I did not try Verbatim DVD -R media as I forgot it at home.
Lastly, again to do with the available burn choices (referred to as 'burn strategies'), is there any particular SATA DVD-RW unit that you could suggest that could 'unlock' lower burn strategies. I bought this one in haste new from that well known emporium, ebay. I was after a Pioneer but they were 3 times the price and I would have bought one had I know that it would be detected correctly.
Many thanks for all your help and I will post photos when I get home and can edit them on my pc.