How to Copy a CD to another CD with only 1 Drive - 4 Easy Ways

How to Copy a CD to another CD

This tutorial will show you step by step how to copy a CD to another blank CD on a PC with only 1 CD/DVD drive – in a few different ways using free and paid software.

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Copying CDs using free and paid ($) software:

Note: You'll need a PC with a CD burning drive.

Copying CDs

If you don't want to risk damaging your favorite CDs, then it's a good idea to make copies of them, store the originals in cases and only use the copies.

In order to duplicate a CD, you'll need a computer with a CD burner drive and a blank CD.

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, because not all CD players, DVD players and car stereos can play rewritable CDs properly – even when burned in the correct audio format.

Most desktop computers and especially laptops have only one CD burner drive, so that's why the tutorials on this page are for copying CDs on PCs with only one CD burner drive.

How to Copy a CD to another CD using Ashampoo Burning Studio 18

is my absolute favorite software when it comes to copying CDs and other disc related needs.

With you can make a direct copy from one CD to another CD without copying ISO files, images and resaving.

It's very easy to use, fast, accurate and reliable (no more wasting discs!) and it has a lot of extra features.

It's everything you would expect from burning software + much more.

You can find Ashampoo Burning Studio .

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, 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 you want to copy into the CD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio.
  3. Click on "Copy Disc" located in the left menu.
    • Your CD will now be checked.
  4. When your CD is checked and OK, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.
    • Ashampoo Burning Studio will now read and analyze your CD.
  5. When the reading is completed successfully, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.
    • Your CD will be ejected.
  6. Take out your CD and insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
    • Your blank CD will now be checked.
  7. When your CD is checked and OK, you will have the following options:
    • Simulate this simulate the recording before burning (this will double the time, use for testing)
    • Finalize to finalize the CD (After discs have been finalized, they cannot be changed anymore)
    • Disc at once to burn your CD in Disc At Once mode (Disc will be burned in one go, instead of burning each track individually)
    • Shut down to shut down your computer when the burning is completed
    • Sound after burning to play a sound when the burning is completed
    • Speed here you can select a burning speed. The maximum speed you can select depends on your CD/DVD-writer and your CD or DVD
    • Number of Copies
  8. Click on the "Write CD" button located at the bottom right.

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

How to Copy a CD to another CD using Nero Burning Rom

Nero Burning Rom is a well known which allows you to burn and copy all kinds of discs easily and quickly.

If you're interested in the new version of Nero Burning Rom, then you can download and try this software .

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, 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 you want to copy into the CD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open Nero Burning Rom.
    • A new compilation window will appear. If not, then click on "File" located at the top left and choose "New" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select "CD".
  4. Click on "CD Copy".
  5. Click on the "Copy" button.
    • Nero Burning Rom will now read and analyze your CD and when it's done a "CD Information" window will appear.
  6. Select your CD in the "CD Information" window and click on "OK".
    • An image for burning will now be created and when it's done your CD will be ejected.
  7. Take out your CD and insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

Nero Burning Rom will now burn the copy of your CD to your blank CD.

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

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is a easy to use free CD/DVD burning program.

I'm using the paid version of for a while now and it's my absolute favorite CD/DVD burning software.

You can download Ashampoo Burning Studio Free .

And:

You can find the paid version of Ashampoo Burning Studio .

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, 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 you want to copy into the CD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio.
  3. Click on "Copy Disc" located in the left menu.
    • Your CD will now be checked.
  4. When your CD 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 CD.
  5. When the reading is completed successfully, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.
    • Your CD will be ejected.
  6. Take out your CD and insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
    • Your blank CD will now be checked.
  7. If your blank CD is checked and OK, then click on the "Write CD" button located at the bottom right.

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

How to Copy a CD to another CD using CDBurnerXP

CDBurnerXP is a good and user friendly free CD/DVD burning program that allows you to burn and copy all kinds of discs.

You can download CDBurnerXP .

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, 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 you want to copy into the CD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open CDBurnerXP.
  3. Select "Copy or grab disc" and click on "OK".
    • A "Copy Disc" window will appear.
  4. Click on "Copy disc".
    • CDBurnerXP will now extract the content of your CD and when it's done it will eject your CD.
  5. Take out your CD and insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

CDBurnerXP will now burn the copy of your CD to your blank CD.

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