How to Tell If You Have a DVD Burner on a Dell

by C. Taylor
Find out on Dell's website if you can burn DVDs.

Find out on Dell's website if you can burn DVDs.

You probably know if you have a DVD or CD drive, but you may not know if it has the capability to burn DVDs. The Dell Support website maintains a database of your system configuration, which can be referenced with your "Service Tag." This system configuration list will give you details pertaining to your drive.

1

Look for the "Service Tag" number on your Dell computer. This will be printed on a sticker located under the front panel of your desktop tower, on the side of the tower, or beneath a laptop.

2

Visit the Dell Support website, click "Home Users" and then click "System Configuration" on the left column.

3

Enter your "Service Tag" number and click "Continue."

4

Look through the list of hardware for "DVD," "DVD-RW," "Digital Video Disk" or "CD" to locate your drive.

If you see "DVD-RW," "DVD Rewritable," "DVD Burner" or something similar, then you do have burning capability.

5

Find the drive's part number, which is listed to the left of the list description. Enter it in the top-right search field and press "Enter" to visit its detail page. This will give you further information on the drive. Again, look for "DVD-RW," "DVD Rewritable," "DVD Burner" or something similar in the product description. If you see any of those terms, then you do have burning capabilities.

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