How to Copy a CD/DVD to another CD/DVD with only One Drive

How to Copy a CD/DVD to another CD/DVD

This tutorial will show you step by step how to copy a CD to another blank CD and how to copy a DVD to another blank DVD – on a PC with only one CD/DVD drive – in two different ways using free and paid software.

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Copying CDs and DVDs using free and paid ($) software:


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Copying a CD or DVD

When you own a CD music or DVD movie collection, then it might be a good idea to make copies of your collection so that you always have a backup of your collection (in case of damage or theft).

To duplicate CDs or DVDs, you will need a blank CD or DVD, a CD/DVD burner drive, and a burning program installed on your PC.

You can copy a CD or DVD in Windows without installing and using third-party software, but this will take more actions and more time because you will need to copy content from your disc to your computer's hard drive and then burn it to a blank disc. And this will not always work.

You're better off using CD/DVD burning programs, such as Ashampoo Burning Studio or Ashampoo Burning Studio Free.

CD/DVD burning programs have more options, are user-friendly, and work faster.

How to Copy a CD/DVD to another CD/DVD using Ashampoo Burning Studio

Ashampoo Burning Studio is a program for burning and copying CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs.

This program's user-friendly interface, menu and step-by-step wizard will help you do your disc-related tasks, easily and quickly.

If you want more information about Ashampoo Burning Studio, then click here (a link with 60% discount).

(You can download the program and try it for free for 30 days)

Tip: Use a blank CD-R and not a CD-RW for copying audio CDs because not all CD players, DVD players, and car stereos can play rewritable CDs properly – even when burned in the correct audio format.

1. Insert the CD or DVD you want to copy into the CD/DVD burner drive of your computer.

2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio.

3. In the left menu, you click on Copy Disc.

Ashampoo will now check your disc.

4. Click on the Next button at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will now read and analyze your disc.

5. Click on the Next button at the bottom right.

Your computer will now eject your disc.

6. Take out your disc and insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

Ashampoo will now check your blank disc.

7. Now you will have the following options:

8. Click on the Write CD or Write DVD button at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will now burn the copy of your CD or DVD to your blank CD or DVD.

How to Copy a CD/DVD to another CD/DVD using Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is a free program for burning and copying CDs and DVDs.

This program's user-friendly interface, menu and step-by-step wizard will help you do your disc-related tasks, easily and quickly.

If you want to download Ashampoo Burning Studio Free, then click here.

By the way.

There's also a paid version of Ashampoo Burning Studio that has slightly more features and settings than the free version.

If you want more information about the paid version, then click here (a link with 60% discount).

(You can download the paid version and try it for free for 30 days)

Tip: Use a blank CD-R and not a CD-RW for copying audio CDs because not all CD players, DVD players, and car stereos can play rewritable CDs properly – even when burned in the correct audio format.

1. Insert the CD or DVD you want to copy into the CD/DVD burner drive of your computer.

2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio Free.

3. In the left menu, you click on Copy Disc.

Ashampoo will now check your disc.

4. Click on the Next button at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free will now read and analyze your disc.

5. Click on the Next button at the bottom right.

Your computer will now eject your disc.

6. Take out your disc and insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

Ashampoo will now check your blank disc.

7. Click on the Write CD or Write DVD button at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free will now burn the copy of your CD or DVD to your blank CD or DVD.


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