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How can you tell if you have a CD burner on your computer?

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How to tell if you have a CD burner:
  • The easiest way is to look at the computer from the outside, if you see a CD-Drive with "CD-RW" or "CD-R" then you have a CD burner
  • You can right click with mouse on any folder go down to send to it will have, your CD ROM to send to,if it don't then you don't have a CD burner on you computer.
  • Also you can click on your start menu then click on My Computer, this will open a new window. This will have a list of the following, that is actually on you computer, your HardDrive(s) (usually your C drive), 3 1/2 FloppyDrive, CD Drive(s), Printer, Scanner, USB Port/Removable Disk, and some folders. If your CD drive is titled either CD-RAM Drive, CD-R Drive, CD-RW Drive, DVD-RAM Drive, DVD-R, or DVD-RW then you can burn CD's.


CD stands for compact disc and is used to store picture files, text/word files, audio files, webpage files, pdf files, short video files, and folders of any of these types of files among many others. DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc (formerly Digital Video Disc) and can store what CD's plus some file types (formats) that CD's can not. DVD's can contain much larger amounts of data and the quality of the data when used directly from one, versus copying the data to your computer and using it without the CD/DVD, than that of a CD. Usually we use DVD's for movies, like the one you rent or buy and put in you DVD player, and for games that are very high quality like 3-d games. A Drive is a piece of hardware that stores files or runs software that stores files. In other words, you CD Drive is like a CD player for your computer. The R in CD's and DVD's stands for recordable. If you have a CD-R Drive or DVD-R Drive you can record /write/burn files to it but only once; you must make sure that you put a CD-R or DVD-R (the disc that will contain your music or other files) in the CD-R or DVD-R Drive. RW on the CD or DVD stands for rewritable and this means that the disc can be re-burned/re-recorded/rewrote multiple times. If your CD Drive or DVD Drive is titled CD-RW, CD-RAM, DVD-RW or DVD-RAM you can record those types of discs. You can use a DVD-RW Drive or DVD-RAM to record/burn and even re-burn CD's, but CD-RW Drives and CD-RAM Drives can not burn DVD's.

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