If you wish to write some data to a CD/DVD from your computer, then your PC must have a CD-copy software like like Nero. Windows XP comes with a built-in CD-copy feature, which many people are unaware of.
It is still good to know about this built-in CD-copy feature in Windows XP even if you have already installed Nero or Ashampoo.
This article explains the built-in CD-copy feature and how you can burn a CD using it.
Requirements: You need to enable the CD-R feature on Windows XP.
Step 1: Insert a Formatted CD into the CD drive.
Step 2: Open “My Computer”.
Step 3: Select the files/folders you want to copy to CD and press “Ctrl-c”.
Step 4: Go back to the CD-ROM and press “Ctrl-V”. At this time the files/folders will show like temporary files.
Step 5: On the left panel select “Write these files to CD”.
Step 6: Then the “CD Writing Wizard” will appear with the default CD name. If you want, change the CD name and click “Next”.
Step 7: The “CD Writing Wizard” starts to write files to the CD.
Step 8: The wizard will disappear after the writing process is complete. After this the CD-Rom will be ejected.