You have option to either use a different software to burn your CD, or just use Windows. To use Windows, insert the blank CD-R into the drive. Once it is recognized by your computer, locate the file/s you want to burn. Copy them, and paste into the CD Drive folder. A pop-up balloon that says that your files are ready to be burned should appear. Click the balloon, and select "Write these files to CD." A CD Writing Wizard will appear to assist you in the process.