How do I Burn a 900MB to a 700MB CD?

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How do I Burn a 900MB to a 700MB CD?
Compress data information onto a CD. (cd on cd image by Stephen Kirkby from

If you are looking to store 900 megabytes of data onto a CD, you must compress the information, because a standard CD only fits 700 megabytes. You aren't able to do this with a music or video CD (and have the disc still play in a CD or DVD player), but it is possible with a data CD. Once the information is compressed you can record the information onto a CD.

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  1. 1

    Locate the data on your computer that you want to burn onto the CD.

  2. 2

    Right click the file name and choose "Send to," followed by "Compress." This loads the zip compression programming installed on the computer.

  3. 3

    Select a location to save the compressed data to, then click "Zip," and the data information is compressed down to size.

  4. 4

    Insert the blank CD into the CD burner, then click "Start" and "(My) Computer" and double click the CD icon.

  5. 5

    Click-and-drag the compressed data into the open window, then close out the window and right click the CD icon. Choose "Properties" from the pull-down menu, then choose "Recording," followed by "OK," and the data is recorded onto the CD.

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