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I have windows XP How do I backup or download my pictures and music onto dvd or cd disc!

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First question. . .

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Are either of these optical drives burners? If so do you have burning software? We'll go from there.

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Re: how to backup.

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That depends on
(a) what burning program you have
(b) if you want to use dvd or cd

To burn to dvd you NEED to use a burning program. To burn to cd you MAY use a burning program, but Windows XP has a built-in way to burn to CD also. Of course, details of how to burn data to a disc are different between different burning programs.

Your turn to provide details.


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Huh! I guess I'm a newer computer newbie than I thought! I know how to take the music thats on my computer and burn it to a cd. What I want to know is how to take all of the music a put it on one cd or dvd what ever it needs so if and when my computer dies I will have all the stuff already on discs and wont have to worry about my computer tech guy saving everything for me. This includes music all my pics and any other files or stuff on my computer that ends up getting lost or erased.
someone told me backup my stuff onto disc but I don't know how to!
I have in the past when my computer crashed the tech did a data recovery files I think I have two files or I don't what they call them but I can go into mycomputer icon and in there i have i think two that say data recovery and then one that says data recovery with a date. tech has done this process for me four or so times I think just the last three he was able to save. what I want is to get those and all my current stuff onto to discs before this happens again
I have windows xp, windows media player, roxio, kodak easy share
if this helps you to help me. sorry I'm not knowledgeable

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...the burning program you have installed on your computer. You gave us lots of words but little information to our questions. In order to burn a DATA disc, which is the saving of files to a disc, you need to have disc burning software such as Nero, or Roxio, etc.

Create a DATA disc using that software. If you don't have such software, something such as the free CDBurnerXP PRO:

Hope this helps.


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I thought I did state that I have windows media player, and roxio media creator 7

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is the burner I find the best for backups of all data I want to save.
It will burn to cd or dvd disks and you can set it for multi session so you can keep adding to it until the disks are full.
Just use the link given to you in reply by Grif.

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If You Already Have Roxio...

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...sorry I missed that, then you can make a data disc with the Roxio program.. Read their tutorial and go from there.

If you've saved everything to the 'My Documents' folder, then simply save those files in the data project.

Hope this helps.


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In reply to: If You Already Have Roxio...

Thanks to both of you!

I will try what you suggested I don't know if the are all saved to my documents but I now know to do that then burn them.
I have new questions! but I understand I need to start new thread!

so again thank you so much!

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