There are a couple of reasons you might want to save or burn files onto a CD. For example, you can:
I’m thinking about this today because I dropped my computer while walking to a morning meeting. It took a pretty hard fall onto the sidewalk, but luckily my Toshiba laptop came back to life. If it hadn’t turned back on, and without the CD back-ups, I would have lost a lot of files and memories.
If you're running Windows XP, then you don't have to go out and buy expensive CD–recording software. Windows XP features built–in CD burning.
To burn a CD using Windows XP:
Now you're all set. Just remember not to copy more files than than the CD will hold. Check the CD's storage capacity before you get started.