How To Copy A Data CD To Another CD In Windows 10

Looking for instructions on how to copy a data CD to another CD in Windows 10? Then you should find this article helpful. Nowadays, Windows 10 users could take advantage of the Rip feature of Windows Media Player to move data between CDs as they see fit. Read to the end to be able to copy songs at your leisure. 

What Must Be Done

  • Step 1: Launch Windows Media Player then insert the CD that contains the song you want to copy.
  • Step 2: On Windows Media Player, select CD, click Rip and pick WAV from the dropdown menu.
  • Step 3: Hit Rip CD then close Windows Media Player after the process finishes.
  • Step 4: Eject the current CD, insert a blank CD and launch Windows Media Player.
  • Step 5: Right-click Burn on Windows Media Player, set Rip settings as Audio CD and pick Songs. Next, right-click the song you want to copy, click Add to and hit Burn list. Last but not least, hit Start burn to get Windows Media Player to start burning data to the CD.

Windows Media Player: Recommendations 

  • You love privacy and like to stop Windows Player from sending your information to Microsoft? Then click Tools, pick Options, make your way to Privacy and uncheck the checkbox below Windows Media Player Customer Experience Improvement Program.
  • If you want to play songs from a certain year bracket, Windows Media Player could do that for you: go to the search panel, enter the period (for instance: 2000..2005) and hit Enter.
  • In times of need, you could set a restriction for your player to play only specified DVDs ratings. To do so, select Tools, choose Options and navigate to the DVD tab. Next, click Change under DVD Playback Restrictions, pick your preferred minimum DVD rating and save changes.

Windows Media Player Not Burning Discs: Troubleshooting

If Windows Media Player won’t burn discs, you should consider switching the disc and see how things turn out. If the issue persists, try out the following fixes: 

Restart Windows Features

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Control Panel and hit Enter.
  • Step 2: In Control Panel, change View by to Large icons, select Programs and features then choose Turn Windows Features on or off.
  • Step 3: Proceed to uncheck the checkbox next to Media features, hit OK and restart your computer.
  • Step 4: Open Control Panel, make your way to Programs and features then turn Media features back on.
  • Step 5: Restart your computer.

Change Burning Speed

  • Step 1: Launch Windows Media Player, click Organize and pick Burn.
  • Step 2: Open the dropdown menu next to Burn Speed.
  • Step 3: Hit Medium, select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.

Apply Changes To Privacy Settings

  • Step 1: Launch Windows Media Player, click Organize and pick Options.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the Privacy tab, look for the Enhanced Playback and Device Experience section and uncheck the checkboxes down below:
    • Disable media information from the Internet
    • Update music files by retrieving media info from the Internet
    • Download usage rights automatically when I play or sync a file
    • Automatically check if protected files need to be refreshed
    • Set the clock on devices automatically.
  • Step 3: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.

How To Fix “You Have Files Waiting To Be Burned To Disc”

Frustrated by the message “You have files waiting to be burned to disc” that keep lingering on your screen? Here is a suggestion: delete temporary files in the directory C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Temporary Burn Folder.


  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type shell:cd burning and hit Enter.
  • Step 2: Press Ctrl + A to select all files, hit Delete and empty the Recycle bin.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer.

Windows Cannot Read/Recognize CD And DVD: Advice

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.
  • Step 2: Expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click your drive and pick Update driver. 
  • Step 3: Hit Search automatically for updated driver software.
  • Step 4: Restart your computer the moment the update completes.
  • Step 5: Witness the result.

Note: On occasions, it’s wise to uninstall and reinstall the driver. 

  • Step 1: Open Device Manager, right-click your drive in DVD/CD-ROM drives and pick Uninstall device. 
  • Step 2: Check the checkbox next to Delete the driver software for this device before hitting OK.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer.

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