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I want to know how to make copies of DVDs and audio CDs using acer aspire 5742 laptop

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    DVD burning rules. (not CD nobody uses those now)
    Simple steps. and rules, and simple failure causes.
    Rule#1 the source disk must not be copy protected as you buy them off the movie shelf at walfart.

    1:the DVD drive tray front must be marked (or top sticker labled) DVD R/RW) or will never burn any DVD-r or DVD+R
    2:The drive must read DVDs known to be good and CDs too.,
    if not the driver is bad or the drive is bad or the DVD media disk is bad.(even scratched)
    3:Get IMGburn.exe free and safe run this APP. 100% safe, used my me 1000s of times.
    4:click copy DVD to image file (hdd must have space, 5GB or more)
    if Fail, the DVD source disk is bad or the actual DVD drive is bad.
    5: Click copy Imageg to DVD-R. if fail the disk is not blank or the drive is bad.
    of serious, check the box,verify in IMGburn.exe.

    common cause of failures is upgrading to windows 10 and W10 does not support your old DVD drive.
    Ask MS for help on that.
    or ask your OEM PC maker for help there, most will say sorry w10 does not run on 2005 PC.
    if the DVD drive is 15 years old why expect it to work or even have W10 support.?
    good luck burning,

    if asking for help tell the helper 2 things
    what PC, what OS a
    what is on that DVD source disk (vast things possible) but movies to the list.
    DVD has 25 MS Excel spread sheets on it. for whatever.
    DVD has 500 MP3 files on it (music,etc)
    DVD has real off the shelf (OTC) DVD movie on it, fail you will.
    DVD has 1 home movie on it as MP4 file, (easy job this)



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You need programs to copy DVDs and CDs. This WEB site has a free program that copies CDs and DVDs.

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Download and install Nero Burning Rom program, open it, set in the up window the option CD/DVD, get to preferite, copy CD or copy DVD option, depends by what you need, set the speed 4x for DVD or 8x for CD for have a good copy quality, insert the original disk, it will copy it, then insert the new disk to burn.

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