How to burn cdsLevel of difficulty: Easy
Most of the computers have a CD burner but everyone doesn’t know how to burn a CD. Well, here are some steps to follow to burn a CD. Most CD writers have some kind of software. It is different in nature if the manufacturer is not the same, but the burning process of a CD is done in a simple manner. The CD burning program is under the Start menu, not necessarily on the desktop or quick launch toolbar. If you don’t have a CD writing program on your PC, then you can buy it.
- Specialized software
Pick the wizard writing mode, it is better than writing manually.
Depending on the type of CD you want to write, it could be data or audio. If you want to save files, and then choose data and if you want to make a music CD, then you can choose music. Keep in mind that music CDs and for other types that you want to archive, Use a CD ROM. For data, use a DC RW irrespective whether you want to save or not. They don’t work well for music always, as many CD players don’t play CD RWs.
Now you have to choose the files. You can have the option of choosing through Internet Explorer type interface that is manually or just drag and drop.
Now you should have an option for writing a CD. You get a chance by most programs to test before writing the CD. Using the CD burner the first few times may not be a bad idea.
Don’t mess or work on your computer while the burning process is on, let the computer write the CD without disturbance. The reason being if the computer is busy and cannot get the said information into the DC burner fast, you will end up with an under run error, and the CD becomes useless.
You can burn a CD with Windows XP as it has CD burning software which is built in. Right click the file you want to copy, and then select the 'Send to' button. The control key can be used to multiply files sending the whole lot to the CD burner.
When you send your files, you will get an indication with little 'balloons' from the system tray informing you that the files have been added to the recording list. To open the list, click on the balloons.
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