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.