How to Copy Audio CDs With Windows 7

Windows 7 lets you save your audio CD tracks on your computer.
Windows 7 lets you save your audio CD tracks on your computer. (Image: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

You can easily copy your audio CDs onto your computer for later listening by using Window 7's Windows Media Player. The software comes equipped with a CD ripping feature, which lets you copy tracks and save them to your hard drive. By default, your music tracks are automatically saved to the "My Documents\My Music" location.

Copy Audio CD

Click the "Windows Media Player" icon from your desktop or Windows 7 programs menu.

Insert the audio CD into the CD-ROM tray. Once detected, select the songs you want to rip. All tracks are selected by default.

Click the "Copy Music" button. The Windows Media Player will automatically copy and place the files in the program's save location.

Change Save Location

Click the "Tools" menu, and select "Options."

Go to the "CD Audio" tab, and click "Change" to select a new folder. Once a new location is selected, then click the "OK" button.

Click a second "OK" button to leave the "Options" screen.

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