How to Copy a CD to another CD with only One Drive (6 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 one CD/DVD drive – in a few different ways using free and paid software.

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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 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

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 (link with 60% discount).

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

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, because not all CD 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. 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 PC will now eject your disc.

6. Take out your disc and insert a blank CD into the CD burner drive of your computer.

Ashampoo will now check your blank disc.

7. Now you will have the following options:

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 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 (link with 60% discount).

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

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, because not all CD 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 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 PC will now eject your disc.

6. Take out your disc and insert a blank CD into the CD burner drive of your computer.

Ashampoo will now check your blank disc.

7. Click on the Write CD button 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 CD/DVD burning program which allows you to burn and copy all kinds of discs easily and quickly.

If you want more information about the new version of Nero Burning Rom, then click here.

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, because not all CD 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 the new compilation window does not appear, you click on File at the top left and then 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 it will show a CD Information window.

6. Select your CD in the CD Information window and click on OK.

Nero will now create an image for burning your CD and when it's done, your computer will eject your disc.

7. Take your CD out and insert a blank CD into the CD 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 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 here.

Tip: If you want to copy an audio CD, then use a blank CD-R and not CD-RW, because not all CD 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 your CD out and insert a blank CD into the CD burner drive of your PC.

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

How to Copy a Music CD to another CD using Windows Media Player

This tutorial will show you how to copy the songs from the CD to your PC and then burn them to a blank CD using Windows Media Player.

Using Windows Media Player for copying music CDs is a good option for people who don't want to install and use any extra CD burning software on their Windows PC.

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

1. Insert the audio CD you want to copy into the CD drive of your PC.

2. Open Windows Media Player.

3. In the left section of Windows Media Player, you click on your CD (e.g., AlbumName (E:)).

4. Click on Rip Settings, go to Format and then choose WAV (Lossless).

windows media payer rip settings

5. Click on Rip CD.

Windows Media Player will now rip (copy) the songs from your CD to your PC.

6. When Windows Media Player is finished ripping your CD, you take out your CD and insert a blank CD into the CD burner drive of your PC.

7. Click on Burn at the top right.

8. Click on the burn options icon and make sure that Audio CD is selected.

windows media player burn options

9. In the left section of Windows Media Player, you click on Album.

10. Right-click on your album, go to Add to and then choose Burn list.

11. Click on Start Burn located above the Burn list.

Windows Media Player will now burn your Audio CD. This CD can be played on any CD player.

How to Copy a Music CD to another CD using iTunes

iTunes is installed on any Mac OS X computer by default and is updated through the App Store.

You can download the Microsoft Windows version here.

1. Open iTunes.

2. Insert the CD you want to copy into the CD burner drive of your computer.

3. Click on Import CD.

4. At Import Using, you select WAV Encoder.

5. Click on OK.

iTunes will now rip (copy) the songs from your CD to your computer.

6. When iTunes is finished ripping your CD, you take out your CD and insert a blank CD into the CD burner drive of your PC.

7. Right-click on your album, go to Add to Playlist and then choose New Playlist.

8. You can enter a name for your playlist or keep the name of the album.

9. In the left section of iTunes, you right-click on your playlist and choose Burn Playlist to Disc.

A Burn Settings window will appear.

10. At Preferred Speed, you can choose a burning speed.

11. At Disc Format, you make sure that Audio CD is selected.

12. You can also select a gap (pause) between songs.

13. Click on the Burn button.

iTunes will now burn your Audio CD. This CD can be played on any CD player.


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