Compaq Presario CQ5810 Desktop PC support
Saving Files to Disc (Windows 7)
This document pertains to all HP computers with a writable disc drive and Windows 7.
If your computer has a CD-RW, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW drive, you can use it to burn a data disc containing files, such as backups of your important documents or mp3 music files.
NOTE: To create a conventional music CD (CD Audio), use Microsoft's Windows Media Player or other software to create your disc. A disc containing MP3 files is not the same as CD Audio and it will not play in older audio players that do not recognize MP3 audio.
- Click Start and then click Computer.
- Right-click the name of the CD or DVD drive and select Eject. Remove any discs from the drive that may have ejected at this time.
- Double-click DVD RW Drive (E:) to open the disc drive tray.
- Insert a blank disc and close the disc drive tray.
- Click formatting options and select from the With a CD/DVD player (Mastered) option.NOTE:You can use Like a USB flash drive (Live File System) to write files to your disc many times, but the disc might not work in other computers and devices.
- Click Next to format the disc.
- Navigate to the folder that contains the file(s) that you want to copy to the blank disc. Drag and drop the files you want to burn in the window area “Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc”.NOTE:The files you move into this area are not deleted from the hard drive. The icons that appear in the window represent the files and folders that will be copied to disc.
- Click Burn to disc to write the selected files onto a recordable disc.
- Enter a title for your disc (default is the date), then click Next.
- Click Burn to disc.
- Wait while the files are written to the disc, then click Next.
- When your files have been successfully written to the disc, click Finish to exit the program.
To control the disc drive recording properties, perform the following:
- Right-click DVD RW Drive (D:), select Properties, click Recording tab to access the following window.
- Select Global Settings to chose whether or not the current UDF session closes when either a single session or multi session capable disc is ejected.
- Click OK to save any changes made.
- Click OK to close.