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how to burn a CD

If you have a CD, you may need to burn files like videos, or music files to the CD for data storage or sharing. Well then, how to burn a CD in Windows 10? MiniTool offers you a guide and you can know how to easily burn data to the CD on your PC.

Many laptops come with a CD burner or CD burning software that can help you to burn a CD. With it, you can easily burn your important files, videos, or music to the CD for file backup or sharing. If the laptop doesn’t have an internal CD burner, you can buy an external CD burner to connect to the laptop.

How to use the built-in Windows software to burn a CD? See the following guide.

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How to Burn a CD

How to Burn Files to a CD

It is easy to perform the task and the following are the steps on how to burn a data CD.

Step 1: Prepare files that you want to burn. If they are saved to a separate device, transfer them to your computer.

Step 2: Insert your CD to the PC’s optical drive. Ensure the CD is blank before doing the burning task. If it has been used before, erase it first.

Step 3: After inserting the CD to your PC, you will see a dialog either in Notification Center or as an AutoPlay window. Just open it. If there is no dialog box, go to File Explorer, double-click the CD/DVD drive icon, and a window will prompt to ask you how you want to use the disc.

Step 4: Enter a disc title and choose a burning method.

Like a USB flash drive allows you to save, edit and delete files on the disc anytime and the disc can work in Windows XP and later. With a CD/DVD player can work on most computers and help burn files in group but individual files cannot be edited or removed after burning.

Step 5: A blank folder will appear. You can open another File Explorer, drag items (files, documents, videos, etc.) you want to burn to the empty folder.

Step 6: Click Manage and then Eject.

If you want to want your music to play on any CD or DVD player, you can move to the next section.

How to Burn Music to a CD to Play in a Car

If you want to play music in a car, you can burn some music files to a CD and play them. Just follow these steps to burn a music CD.

Step 1: Also, insert your blank CD to your computer.

Step 2: In Windows 10, type Windows Media Player to the search box and click the result to open it.

Step 3: After opening this player, click Burn at the upper right corner.

Windows Media Player

Step 4: Go to File Explorer, locate music files you want to burn to a CD, and drag them to the burn list.

Step 5: Click the Start burn button to begin the burning process of music to the CD.

Tip: Sometimes Windows Media Player fails to work when burning. Take it easy if you encounter the issue and you can go to this post to get some solutions - Fail to Burn Files with Windows Media Player: Cause & Fix.

The End

How to burn a CD in Windows 10? After reading this post, you know how to burn a video to a CD and how to burn a music CD easily. Just follow the way mentioned above when you have a need.

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