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Copy a CD/DVD with only one CD/DVD Drive

How to Copy a CD/DVD with only one CD/DVD Drive in Windows
Published by Britton30
28 Dec 2013
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How to Copy a CD/DVD with only one CD/DVD Drive in Windows

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This will show how to make a copy of a CD/DVD if you have only one optical disk drive (ODD) using ISO Recorder by Alex Feinman.

It won't appear in the Programs list, only in the context menu as shown below in figure 2.

Your ODD may speed up or stop at times during the process, it is normal, don't eject until done.

1. Ok, here goes. Put the original disk in the ODD (optical disk drive) close any window the disk brings up. I have use a w7 install disk for this demo.

2. Open Computer, right click the ODD with the disk.

3. The Recorder window will open, adjust as shown below.

4. When you click Next it will start copying, which is making an .iso image of the disk's contents in a temp directory.

5.Give it a few minutes to finish, it can take some time depending of ths size of the original disk.

6. You will get this after the copy is done, eject the disk and place a new, blank DVD/R disk in the ODD and close it, click OK, it may take a few moments for it to recognize the disk, keep trying . Recording will start and will also take some time.

7. Now it's all done and you have an exact copy of the original disk.

28 Dec 2013   #1
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Nice job Gary. Unfortunately it's not yet your turn for reps. They will have to be virtual.
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28 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Excellent Gary, Great Job

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28 Dec 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Thanks Wolfgang, Brian. :)
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29 Dec 2013   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Makes my life a who;e hep easier Gary thanks mate!!:)

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03 Jan 2014   #5
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional

Great tutorial Gary!

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03 Jan 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Thanks everyone, I hope it's useful for you.
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11 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)

In honor of this tutorial, I submitted a user review at SnapFiles (username kathy025). They take at least 48 hours to screen the submitted reviews before it gets posted, so it was just recently approved.

Again, great job with this, Britton30.
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11 Jan 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Kool Kathy, it's up and I read it.
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