To format CDs for storing data, to create music CDs, or to copy CDs, see the CD software that came
with your computer.
Ensure that you follow all copyright laws when you create CDs.
For more information on playing CDs or DVDs, click Help on the CD or DVD player (if available).
Copying CDs and DVDs
Ensure that you observe all copyright laws when creating CDs or DVDs.
This section applies only to computers that have a CD-RW, DVD+/-RW, or CD-RW/DVD (combo)
The types of CD or DVD drives offered by Dell may vary by country.
The following instructions explain how to make an exact copy of a CD or DVD using Roxio Creator Plus
- Dell Edition. You can also use Roxio Creator Plus for other purposes, such as creating music CDs from
audio files stored on your computer or backing up important data. For help, open Roxio Creator Plus,
and then click the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of the window.
How to Copy a CD or DVD
CD-RW/DVD combo drives cannot write to DVD media. If you have a CD-RW/DVD combo drive and you
experience recording problems, check for available software patches on the Sonic support website at
The DVD-writable drives installed in Dell computers can write to and read DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW and
DVD+R DL (dual layer) media, but cannot write to and may not read DVD-RAM or DVD-R DL media.
Most commercial DVDs have copyright protection and cannot be copied using Roxio Creator Plus.
1 Click Start→ All Programs→ Roxio→ Creator Projects→ RecordNow Copy.
2 Under the Copy tab, click Disc Copy.
3 To copy the CD or DVD:
If you have one CD/DVD drive, ensure that the settings are correct, and then click Disc Copy. The
computer reads your source CD or DVD and copies the data to a temporary folder on your
computer hard drive.
When prompted, insert a blank CD or DVD into the drive and click OK.
If you have two CD/DVD drives, select the drive into which you have inserted your source CD or
DVD, and then click Disc Copy. The computer copies the data from the source CD or DVD to the
blank CD or DVD.
Once you have finished copying the source CD or DVD, the CD or DVD that you have created