Marshall Adult Education
SCOPE AND SEQUENCE |
|SITE SCHEDULES |
BUSINESS CONNECTION |
Burn Your CDs with XP
Do you have
a CD Burner? Do you have Windows XP operating System?
answered yes to both questions, you will like this Tech Tip. Windows
XP has built into its operating system the ability to burn CDs in very
simple steps. You will use your CD burner in ways you may not have ever thought
Heres how it works.
Put in a
blank CD into your CD burner. You will get a popup screen
asking you what you want to do with the blank CD. One of the options is: Open
writable CD folder with Windows Explorer. Click on that option.
(Note: if you dont get that popup, dont worry you can still use the XP
burning tool see
Alternate Ways to Burn #1 and #2 below).
you click on Open writable CD folder with Windows Explorer, you will get a
Window which shows the Drive letter assigned to it (look in the
upper-left hand corner of the window.
can simply drag files or folders that you want to burn to that window.
You will then get a message in the window, Files Ready to Be Written to the
CD. Notice the little down arrow on the icon of the file or folder
you dragged. It is a symbol that lets you know this file or folder has not been
burned yet it is waiting to be burned.
left side, click on the link, Write these files to CD. OR,
you can click on File menu at the top and select, Write these
files to CD. Thats it your CD burns the files/folders you just
dragged to the open window.
Alternate ways to burn - #1
some alternate ways to burn files and folders. Right-click on a file or
folder. Select Send To, then select the option,
CD Drive (D:).
(Your drive letter may be different).
immediately get a popup message (a balloon) that says, You have files
waiting to be written to the CD. Click on the balloon. You will see the
file/folder you right-clicked on. Once again, click on, Write these files
to CD. (You may right-click on other files or
folder to add them to the CD).
Alternate ways to burn - #2.
also double-click My Computer, then double-click on your CD
Drive. Now you can drag files or folders to the open window and burn them as
burn audio CDs also. You do need to have Windows Media Player 9.
Drag a music file like an mp3 file into the open CD Window and click
on Write these files to CD. You will get the option to make an
Audio CD or Make a Data CD. Select, Make and Audio CD.
Your Windows Media player will open. Click on Copy (upper right hand
corner). Thats it; you have an audio CD that any CD player can play.
have a CD you previously burned, you can continue to burn additional
files or folders to it. Just open the CD and drag the files or folders
you want to add to the CD. Then click on, Write these files to CD.
You can continue adding files or folders to a CD until you fill it up (usually
with around 700 MB). Cool! (Note: You cannot
add music files to a previously recorded Music CD sorry!)
begin working with your burner, some of you may be seeing an additional option
called DLA (Drive Letter Access). This is an option that some computers
have that gives you even more ways of making CDs. But, youll have to wait
until next week to learn about this.
BACK TO TECH TIPS