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How to burn with Windows 8

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How to burn with Windows 8: Until now you have used your computer with Windows 8 installed without experiencing any particular problems. However, if you find yourself here now, reading this guide, most likely it is because recently you have started to need to burn data, films and various other types of files on your floppy disks and you have gone into total panic not knowing how . If things are actually this way and if you need some tips to understand how to burn with Windows 8, know that you can count on me more.

In the following lines I will in fact go to show you everything you can do to burn with Windows 8 without problems. Before you can scare you and think about the worst, I want to clarify right away that contrary to appearances, burning with Windows 8 is not complicated at all and that everyone, including those who, a bit like you, are not exactly computer experts, I can succeed “in the enterprise” without problems.

So if you are actually interested in finding out how to burn with Windows 8, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time, place yourself comfortably in front of your computer and concentrate carefully on reading the indications that I am about to provide you. Are you ready? Yes? All right, then let’s proceed.

Burn disc

If you need to burn a disk with working documents, videos you have downloaded from the web or various other data, you can do it by using the Burn Disc function available “as standard” on Windows operating systems.

To be able to burn with Windows 8 then insert an empty CD in the computer’s burner and then access File Explorer by pressing the icon depicting a yellow folder on the taskbar. Then press on the item This PC attached to the bar on the left and locate the diskette icon that you have just inserted in your computer by taking a look at the Devices and drives section .

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

Now double click on the diskette icon. You will then be asked if you want to burn the CD as a USB Flash memory drive or as a CD / DVD player. Choose the first option if you want to create a disk compatible only with Windows systems (XP and above) on which you can copy and delete files as on USB sticks or the second option if you want to create a standard CD compatible with all computers and devices . But keep in mind that the function  As a USB Flash memory drive  allows you to delete files only from rewritable CDs, on the classic floppy disks, once occupied, the space can no longer be recovered.

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

Then press the Next button   and drag in the window that opens all the files you want to copy to the CD then click on the Write to disc button   located at the top, set the name and the burning speed of the disk (personally I suggest you leave the parameters already set) and then click  Next  to start writing data.

Windows Media Player

If, on the other hand, you need to burn with Windows 8 by creating an audio CD, you can use Windows Media Player . This is the media player available on Microsoft’s operating systems which, in addition to allowing you to play songs and organize your music collection, allows you to perform audio CD burning operations.

To burn with Windows 8 using Windows Media Player the first thing you need to do is to insert the empty disk on which you intend to act on the computer. Then presses the Start button attached to the taskbar, then click on the search field located in the upper right part of the Start Screen and type windows media player . Then click on the first result in the list.

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

Now wait for the Windows Media Player window to be visible on the screen, then click on the Burn tab   located at the top right and drag the music files you want to insert into the CD in the right sidebar. Make sure that the option Audio CD is set in the top right menu   and then start burning the disc by clicking on the appropriate button.

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

BurnAware Free

If the solutions for burning with Windows 8 that I have already proposed to you have not been able to attract your attention in particular and if you are looking for an alternative tool to what is already “incorporated” in the operating system, I suggest you turn to BurnAware Free . If you have never heard of it, know that it is one of the most appreciated and used programs in the world to burn with Windows 8 and beyond. This program is also totally free, it is very simple to use and at the same time offers a wide range of functions.

To burn with Windows 8 using BurnAware Free the first thing you need to do is download the software. To do this, click here so that you can immediately connect to the program’s website, then press on the Download item located at the top right and then click on the green button with the word Download on it, which is located next to the BurnAware Free item  .

Then wait for the download to start and complete after which open the file you just got and press it on Yes . Then click on OK and then on the Next button . Then put a check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next for four consecutive times. To finish press on the Install button  and then on Finish .

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

Once the program window is displayed, to start the procedure by which to burn with Windows 8, click on the item  Data disc  and then press  Add file  in the window that will open. Next you will have to select the files to burn and click on the Write button   to start creating the DVD.

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

If, on the other hand, you intend to burn a video DVD, a music CD, an MP3 disc or if you want to burn an ISO image, simply click on the  DVD video , Audio CD , MP3 disc or Burn image items in the main program window, respectively. and follow the same procedure seen to burn DVD with data.

CDBurnerXP

Another excellent solution for burning with Windows 8 is  CDBunerXP . It is a free program for Microsoft home operating systems that is quite simple to use but at the same time offers users numerous and interesting advanced functions. This program also has an interface in Italian and allows you to burn and copy DVDs with any type of file.

To start burning with Windows 8 using CDBunerXP the first thing you need to do is download the program. So, to begin with, click here so that you can immediately connect to the software website and then press the green button with the words Free download .

Then wait for the download of the program to start and then complete, then click on the file you just obtained and press on Yes . Then click on the Next button and put a check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement . Then click on Next four times in a row, then put a check mark next to the item I do not accept to prevent unwanted programs (for example AVG TuneUp) from being installed on your computer and then click on Install . Finally, click on the Finish button .

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

Now presses OK and then wait a few moments for the program window to be visible on the desktop. At this point, to burn with Windows 8, all you have to do is select the Data Disc item   in the window that appears and then click  OK . In the new window that will open, drag the files you want to burn into the appropriate field  Drag the files or use the “Add” button to insert files to the compilation  or press the Add button   and select everything you want to burn. To start the burning procedure click on the Burn button  .

Screenshot showing how to burn CDs on Windows 8

If, on the other hand, you prefer to burn an audio disc or ISO image with Windows 8, select the option  Disc Audio or Burn ISO image respectively  in the window that appears and then click  OK . In the new window that will open, select the files you want to burn after clicking on the Browse … button and then press the button located at the bottom with  Burn on it .

To burn a DVD Video with Windows 8, just click on the DVD Video item   in the main program window, click  OK , assign a name to the disc by copying the Disc name field  , indicate the VIDEO_TS folder to be burned using the VIDEO_TS folder field   and press the Burn button  .