How to Burn a CD on a Dell Inspiron 1525

by Jason Taetsch

The Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop includes a DVD/CD Combo drive to handle all of your disc playback and management needs. Burn a CD on the Insprion to create a back up of your valuable files, or to play on a standard DVD player. The Inspiron's operating system has a native burner utility, so you will not have to worry about purchasing additional software just to burn your files.


Insert the blank CD-R into the Inspiron's disc drive.


Click the "Burn files to disc using Windows Explorer," in the Auto Play window that appears.


Type in a name for the CD in the "Disc Title" box, and click the "With a CD/DVD player" option. Click "Next" to open an empty folder to stage the burn process.


Drag the files you want to burn into the empty disc folder. Hold down "Ctrl" to select multiple files at one time.


Click the "Burn To Disc" button to write the files to the CD. The disc will be ejected once the files are completely copied.

Items you will need

About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

Photo Credits

  • photo_camera Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images