How to Burn a CD

Generally speaking, whether you prefer to copy your favorite bands' CD album, store a record of your own music or backup data from your computer, burning a CD is a practically convenient procedure. Several computers have CD burning capability and it is simple to obtain burn ware if you do not have it. If you burn CDs you feel secure because you know that you have back ups for all of your data and audio files. Many will ask how to burn a CD? Here are the instructions in burning a CD.

First, you must purchase recordable CDs. The best among recordable CDs is the CD-R because it is suitable for recording both data and audio files. So it is the one you must choose when purchasing recordable CDs.

Second, you must check your computer and make sure that your disc drive has a burn CD feature. You must also find if it has CD writing software. Most of the computers nowadays has a built-in CD burner but if your computer has none you can get one installed at computer shop near you. Regarding the software it is advisable that you purchase software such as the NERO Burning ROM which also comes with a CD label marker.

Third, you must insert you blank CD on CD player. Then on your desktop look for the installed CD writing software. Click "Start" menu; then click "Programs". After this choose and open your installed CD writing software.

Fourth, you select the option for either data or audio. You must remember that if you want to backup or save data files from your computer, choose "data", but if you prefer to make a copy of one of your listening CDs, choose "audio" or "music".

Fifth, you must open the files or music to be copied from within your CD writing software. You can easily find data or audio with the software wizard or you may look for an option for opening files in the software menu or on the screen. You must realize that many CD writing software has a " drag and drop" option the same with a Windows Explorer type of look and use. You can use this feature or copy and paste data or audio you want to put on your blank CD.

Sixth, you must wait for the CD writing software to copy the data or music. You must pick "Burn" once the files or audio have been copied but it might take a little time. You must avoid messing with your computer while the software is copying or burning because it might result to an incomplete burning session or a broken CD.

Seventh and the final step, is you must check your new CD once the burning session is finish. You can open it from "My Computer" or a program on your machine. You can look to see if all the data or audio files you wanted to copy are there. If you want you can check your CD and listen to your audio.