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Subject: How to copy an audio CD-ROM in Windows XP
Keywords: Windows XP Media Player CD Burning Copying
Tech Article Number: WBTA20000810

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Description: To copy or burn music in Windows XP you must use Windows Media Player:

  1. To open Media Player, click Start, click All Programs, click Entertainment, and finally Windows Media Player.
  2. Insert your Music CD into your CD/RW drive.
  3. Click Copy from CD.
  4. All tracks are selected to copy if you have not previously copied them from the CD. If there are any tracks that you do not want to copy (rip), clear the check box next to them. You can select the check box at the top of the list to clear or select the check boxes next to all tracks.
  5. Click Copy Music button.
  6. If copyright protection is enabled the first time you click Copy Music, a message appears notifying you that you will not be able to copy protected or licensed tracks copied from CDs to another computer. Click OK, or clear the Do not protect content check box, and then click OK.

    The selected tracks are copied to your My Music folder by default, and are listed in Media Library. The My Music folder contains subfolders, labeled with the name of the artist or labeled Various Artists, if more than one artist is on the album. You can change the folder where your music files are stored. To burn the tracks to disk do the following:
  1. Insert a CD-R or CD-RW disk into your CD-RW Drive.
  2. Click the Copy to CD or Device button.
  3. Select All Audio from the pull down menu.
  4. Check or Uncheck the songs/tracks you want to burn to the CD.
  5. Click the Copy Music button.

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