You will need
- - access to the Internet;
- - recording programs, e.g., Nero, or any other convenient for you.
Look at the front panel of the drive:, it should be written in DVD-R/DVD-RW. If it is written the first option, it means that the drive can only read discs, not write them. Means marking RW ReWritаble, which means that it can record information.
On the front of the drive may not always be given the full labeling, it is best to check it in device Manager. To do this, open "My computer", right click on the free labels from space, right-click, select "Properties". You will have a new window with multiple tabs, open "Equipment".
Top right you will see a button "device Manager", click it and view the list of available equipment in the configuration of your computer. Find your drive, copy the model name. Open a web browser, by using search to find information about your drive, it is best to watch it on the website of the manufacturer. There will be given all the options, including the ability to record DVDs.
If your computer's operating system is Windows XP, then records will not be sufficient for standard applications, the operating system, so use third-party programs such as Nero or CD Burner XP. They are quite easy to use, have an intuitive interface and contain all the settings which you can use for burning discs. They also can check the settings for your drive, model, and recording capabilities. It is best to use licensed copies of programs downloaded from the official websites of manufacturers.
Be careful when studying labeling specify the model in the search exactly as written in device Manager.
Advice 2: How to learn writing or not
Not all users who buy a computer have at least a basic understanding of it. For many, the most terms and concepts are unfamiliar. For example, buying a computer, these people begin to wonder whether writing them or not. Inexperience they just don't know what the computer can't be writing or not writing, and the ability to record information from it depends on the characteristics of only one of computer peripheral.
You will need
- - the optical drive.
The ability to record information from the computer to the drives depends on the optical drive (drive) of the computer. It is the type of drive determines its functionality. To find out whether your writing drive, open "My computer". Look at the icon of your drive, written next to its type. If at the end of the drive type has the inscription RW, so it can be used to write information to discs. Also can be the situation when the name of the device written in Multi. This also means that the optical drive has the function of recording information on the disks.
Also more detailed information about the drive type and model, you can learn in this way. Click on the icon "My computer" right-click. In the context menu select "Properties". Then select "device Manager", and in it find the item DVD / CD-ROM. Click on the arrow next to it. Displays model name of your drive. The first word is the manufacturer of the drive, the following letters indicate the type. If written letters DRW, this means that the drive can record information such as DVDs and CDs.
In the case of specified letters of CRW, so the drive can read only CDs. Accordingly, to record information) or on CD-ROMs. If it says CD-ROM, it means that the drive can read CDs. But write the information. It is also possible the DVD-ROM. If this is the case, then your drive can read discs formats both CD and DVD. But write to them using this type of drive is also impossible. Can you find the reference CD/DVDW. These drives read CD media, and DVD. To record on both types of optical media.
If you were not a recorder, it's okay. It can be quickly replaced on the writing. Especially now the prices are low. And actuator replacement - a matter of minutes.