How to Copy a CD/DVD to another CD/DVD with only 1 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 also how to copy a DVD to another blank DVD – on a PC with only 1 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 them, in case of damage or theft.

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

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

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

These CD/DVD burning and copying programs have more options, are user friendly and are 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.

Its user-friendly interface, menu and step-by-step wizard will help you achieve your disc-related tasks, easily and quickly.

You can find more information about Ashampoo Burning Studio here (affiliate link with 60% discount).

Tip: Use a blank CD-R and not 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. Click on "Copy Disc" located in the left menu.

Your disc will now be checked.

4. When your disc is checked and OK, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will now read and analyze your disc.

5. When the reading is completed successfully, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.

Your CD or DVD will be ejected.

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

Your blank disc will now be checked.

7. When your blank disc is checked and OK, you will have the following options:

8. Click on the "Write CD" or "Write DVD" button located 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.

Its user-friendly interface, menu and step-by-step wizard will help you achieve your disc-related tasks, easily and quickly.

You can download Ashampoo Burning Studio Free here.

There's also a paid version that has slightly more features and settings. If you are interested in the paid version, then you can find more information about it here (affiliate link with 60% discount).

Tip: Use a blank CD-R and not 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. Click on "Copy Disc" located in the left menu.

Your disc will now be checked.

4. When your disc is checked and OK, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.

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

5. When the reading is completed successfully, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.

Your CD or DVD will be ejected.

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

Your blank disc will now be checked.

7. When your blank CD or DVD is checked and OK, then click on the "Write CD" or "Write DVD" button located 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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