This article describes how to copy a CD-ROM when you are using Microsoft Windows XP.
When you use Windows XP you can record a CD-ROM, but Windows XP does not have the user interface (UI) to enable you to copy another CD-ROM.
To Copy a CD-ROM
To copy a CD-ROM, you must first copy the contents of the CD-ROM that you want to copy to the CD-ROM staging area, and then record a new CD-ROM using this data.
- If you have a standard CDROM drive as well as a CD-R drive, drag the contents of the host CD-ROM to the CD-R drive icon. If you have only a CD-R drive, you can manually copy the contents of the original CD-ROM to a folder on the hard disk, and then drag the data to the CD-R drive that has had the original media removed.
NOTE: You can also right-click the files, click Send To, and then click the name or drive letter of your writable CD drive to copy the files.
- To initiate the record process, either right-click the CD-R drive, and then click Write these files to CD, or double-click My Computer, click the CD-R drive, and then click Write these files to CD on the File menu.
For additional information, click the article number below
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of CD-ROM Recording in Windows XP
Article ID: 282491 - Last Review: January 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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