How to Burn a Read Only Data CD

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Permanently burning a CD

Microsoft Windows contains drivers that allow your computer to burn data on to CDs. There are two type of CDs, CD-R and CD-RW. When burning files onto a blank CD-R disk the CD will become a read-only CD after the burning process and cannot be rerecorded upon. Burning a read-only CD is simple and it takes only a few minutes.

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Step 1

Double-click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop. The icon is located at the top left of your desktop, usually. If not, open your Start menu and click Computer.

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Step 2

Double-click on your CD/DVD burner drive.

Step 3

Start a new window explorer menu by double-clicking on My Computer again to open a new window. Find the files that your want to send to the CD.

Step 4

Drag the files that you want to burn to the CD/DVD drive window.

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Step 5

Select the "Write these files to CD" menu option and allow the CD writing wizard to open. Enter the new CD name in the text box and click "Next."

Step 6

Insert your blank CD-R media in your disk drive and select "Next." After the CD is finished burning click "Finish" and eject your CD.

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