If you are using a Windows 10 computer, you should know how to burn DVDs on your Windows 10 computer. DVDs are a great way in order to share videos, documents as well as the backup files in case there are not tools handy.
DVDs gives more space than CDs, and it is pretty cheaper to buy a handful of DVDs to make a backup on your computer than it’s to purchase a hard drive. The cloud storage services such as Google Drive or OneDrive are not always available.
Before burning the DVDs on your Windows 10 computer, you need a right hardware. Because burning DVDs is becoming less popular, so many PC makers have removed the DVD drives on most of their desktops and laptops.
You should check to know if your hard drive supports burning DVDs just by looking over the paperwork coming with your computer. If you don’t find that paperwork, search for a DVD-R or DVD-RW symbol at the front of your disk drive.
Purchase a DVD Drive for a Windows 10 computer
If your computer doesn’t have a disc drive, you can still burn DVDs though you need to buy an external DVD burner to connect to your PC via the USB port. Currently, the LG Electronics Ultra Slim Portable DVD drive receives good reviews. It’s being sold on Amazon for only $24.99. Asus’ ZenDrive Ultra External DVD Drive is another great choice for its price of $29.99.
There are also DVD burners for you to install inside a desktop computer. But it’d better stay away from those if you don’t have the experience about upgrading to your computer. If you determine to install one, you should take your computer to a tech bench service in order to make sure your desktop PC has enough space. These services can also help you to choose the right internal DVD drive for your desktop.
Also read: How to Setup Chromecast on Windows 10 Computer
Steps to Burn DVDs on Windows 10
After you have a drive, you should now need the correct software. Cyberlink Power2Go 11 is a good choice. Although it costs $49.99, it comes with the video editing and Windows backup tools so that you can use with your DVD burner. ExpressBurn, which is now available on the Microsoft Store with the price of $79.79 also allows you to burn DVDs. Both these software packages come with the advanced features, but if you only want to save files onto a DVD, you can take advantage of the Windows 10’s built-in DVD burning features on your computer.
- First, insert a blank DVD into the DVD drive on your Windows 10 computer.
- Open any folder on your PC.
- Click on This PC at the left side of the folder window.
- Choose CD/DVD Drive in This PC section
There will be a pop-up asking you to name the disc and decide the way you use it. Simply click on With A CD/DVD Player. This format works with any DVD player, desktop or even laptop. If you want to add more files to the disc and open them only with Windows 10, you should choose Like a USB Flash Drive.
- Now, click on Next once you’ve had your selection.
- Drag and drop the files or videos that you want to burn to the disc.
- Right-click on any black space in the window and choose burn to disc.
- Click on Next in the pop-up window and wait for your Windows to finish burning your files to the DVD.
That’s all. Once done, eject the disc and insert it into your drive again to check if it works. If yes, there will be a pop-up window with the files.