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Old 06-04-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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I just bought some HP CD-RW disks and when I go to my word processor there is no "save to disk" option. Neither does my Acer Aspire 7540-1317 provide any answer when I enter questions concerning saving text to disk. I did format the disk as instructed. Would appreciate some help.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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I think you'd have to (or should) save it to your C drive first, then burn the files to the CD via the CD burner.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Charles wrote: I think you'd have to (or should) save it to your C drive first, then burn the files to the CD via the CD burner.
If saving it as usual after writing it doesn't save it to the C-file then what does save it to the C-file? This computer doesn't even have an icon to access the cd player. I just searched all over and nothing. Neither does it provide detailed instructions on how to save to disk!
Sorry if I sound frustrated but I am.

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Old 06-04-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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You can't save anything directly to a CD, everything must be burned. If you want instant read/write capability, large space, and portability consider getting a flash drive.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Check you local community college, or even a local computer retailer to see if you can sign up for a very basic computers for beginners class.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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Check you local community college, or even a local computer retailer to see if you can sign up for a very basic computers for beginners class
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:11 PM
 
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You can't save anything directly to a CD, everything must be burned. If you want instant read/write capability, large space, and portability consider getting a flash drive.
Thanx for the advice.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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I'm a beginner after using a computer for fifteen years? You are too quick to assume too much my friend. What I am is unfamiliar with some of the new inovations since I was using a 1995 computer until a year or so ago. To be honest I prefer the old computers with their straightforward intuitive simplicity rather than this piece of crap.
No offense intended, but your question led me to assume otherwise.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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What version of Windows?
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:18 PM
 
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If saving it as usual after writing it doesn't save it to the C-file then what does save it to the C-file? This computer doesn't even have an icon to access the cd player. I just searched all over and nothing. Neither does it provide detailed instructions on how to save to disk!
Sorry if I sound frustrated but I am.
A bit confused. Which is normal for me.

You don't mention what word processor, either.

Assuming Windows XP.

I'm going to leave my text below, but here is a good link for this process in XP:

Copy files to CD-R/CD-RW in Windows XP (http://www.cod.edu/it/howdoi/burncd.htm - broken link)

Most word processors use My Documents on drive C: as the default location for saving, so unless you did a Save As or browsed to a different location to save the file that's where it probably is.

Zeroing in on the lack of an icon for the CD drive I'm not sure to what (or perhaps, where) you are referring. Normally there is no icon, say, on the desktop. You should. however, find a Drive D: or E: when you browse with Windows Explorer or My Computer. If you see CD RW Drive (drive letter in the listing that's it.

Once you find the file on drive C: (hopefully in My Documents) then you can drag-and-drop it to the CD drive shown in Windows Explorer. This doesn't actually write the file to the CD, it let's the system know the file is ready to copy.

This is where it gets iffy for me because it's been awhile, but...

If you now click on the CD drive in Windows Explorer you should get a panel on the side that shows files ready to be copied. Highlight the filename then click OK, or Continue, or whatever the button is to tell it to finish. It should now copy the file from C: to the CD drive.

It's been a while I hope I have all this correct!
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