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