How to burn a CD / DVD in Windows 7

The good news is that to burn files (pictures, mp3s, Word documents etc.) onto a CD or DVD in Windows 7 doesn’t require any extra software. Here’s how to do it:

  • Insert blank CD / DVD into your CD / DVD drive
  • Open Windows Explorer (hold Windows button + E simultaneously)
  • Identify your CD / DVD

  • Double click on the drive containing the disk. You will see this dialogue box:

  • Enter a title for your disk
  • Select “Mit einem CD/DVD-Player”
  • Click “Weiter”
  • A Window will open displaying the blank disk:

  • Drag and drop the files you want to burn onto this window
  • Then select “Auf Datenträger Brennen”:

  • You’ll see this window:

  • Click “Weiter”
  • The disk will burn
  • The disk will eject
  • You’re done

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