Dear Computer Lady
I am new at burning pictures on a CD and I just got Windows 10 on my new used Dell computer.
Could you walk me through the process in layman’s terms?
Thank you so much, Barb
Windows 10 includes a feature for burning CDs and DVDs, and you can put any of your files including music, pictures and documents on your disk. Here is how.
1. Insert a new, blank CD or DVD in the drive.
2. Find the folder containing your pictures.
3. Select the photos you want to burn onto the disk.
4. Look in the status bar in the bottom of the window. It will show you how many files you have selected, and how much space they will use. You don’t want to go over the amount of space on your disk.
5. Right-click on any of the selected files, point to “Send To” in the context menu that appears, and in the sub-menu click on your CD or DVD drive.
6. A small dialog box will appear. Type a title for your disk, and the type of disk you want to make. I usually prefer the second option, With a CD/DVD player. Click “Next”.
7. If you selected the top option, like a USB flash drive, you will need to wait for the disk to be formatted. The advantage is that you can then add additional files in the future. The disadvantage is that this type of disk is often not usable in music players for music, or TV and DVD devices for pictures.
8. If you selected the second option, you will need to click on the “Finish Burning” icon in the menu once all the pictures are copied to the disk. It will now be ready to be used in most devices.
PS: You can select all the photos in a folder using the keyboard combination, Ctrl + A, or click on one photo, then holding down the Ctrl Key, click on additional photos to select them as well.
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