How to Copy a CD to Another CD Using Windows 7

When you purchase a CD from your favorite artist, you may want to make a backup copy. Creating a burned CD is not illegal, provided you own the CD you're copying. Windows 7 comes with Windows Media Player, a program that is primarily used to play music and video, but is also capable of ripping and burning CDs. In order to burn your own copy of the CD, you'll need a computer with a CD burning drive.

Step 1

Start "Windows Media Player." To do this, click on the Windows Media Player button located in your task bar. It looks like a square with an orange "Play" button on it.

Step 2

Insert the CD you wish to copy into your CD drive. After your computer reads the CD, a list of songs on the CD will appear in Windows Media Player. Click the "Rip" button, located in the top-right corner. Windows Media Player will copy all of the files off of the CD onto your computer.

Step 3

Insert the CD you want to copy the files to. You'll need to have a CD-R or a CD-RW, as these are the only type of CDs that are formatted to allow for copied files. From the Windows Media Player library, select the songs that you ripped from the previous CD, then right-click, and select "Add to Burn List."

Step 4

Click "Start Burn." The songs will be copied onto your new CD.

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