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Dvd Drive Question

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#1 Zugzug


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:44 PM

Just as the topic describes will i have any trouble installing a HP dvd640 into a Dell Dimension 4600? will it reconize it? and will i be able to download "hp" drivers into a dell?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:28 AM

The system won't even recognize it as a "Dell drive" since Dell buys drives from someone else and merely puts them in.

As for drivers...Windows uses generic drivers for all optical drives. In former/olden times...optical drives had their own drivers but I believe that era is long past in computerland.

Just connect the drive...check the BIOS to ensure that it properly sees it...and the drive should work.

You will, of course, have to install DVD-burning software...which (again) cares not who makes the drive or sells it.


Edit: http://www.supermediastore.com/hp-dvd-640-...rner-black.html

Edited by hamluis, 29 August 2008 - 11:30 AM.

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