How to Burn a CD for Free Online

One of the great perks of the Internet is the amount of free software available online. CDBurnerXP, for example, is a free alternative to commercial CD-burning software. With it, you can burn CDs without buying expensive software.

Install CDBurnerXP

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Point your Web browser to the CDBurnerXP website (see Resources below).

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Click the "Download Now!" button and save the file to your desktop or to another easily accessible location.

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Run the program called "cdbxp_setup_4.2.2.984.exe" (the numbers at the end may be different depending on the current version).

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Install the ".Net Framework" if necessary. If the software says that you need to download the ".Net Framework," click "Yes" when prompted and proceed to the next section in this guide. Otherwise, skip to Section 3.

Install the .Net Framework

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Click the link that says "Get the .Net Framework 3.5" in the Web browser window that opens after clicking "Yes" in the section above.

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Click the "Download" link on the following page, and choose to save the file when prompted on the following screen.

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Run the setup program called "dotnetfx35setup.exe." Accept the agreement and install the software.

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When you are finished, open "cdbxp_setup_4.2.2.984.exe" again. Install the software.

Burn a Disc

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Open CDBurner XP and select the type of CD (audio, data, copy) you'd like to burn. Insert your blank disc if you haven't already done so.

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Drag music or files into the lower box on the screen.

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Click "Disc" from the top menu and select "Burn Disc" when you are ready to burn a CD.