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#1 cmptrgy

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

I want to buy an external optical drive

I have seen some that indicate they are for Windows 8, 7, laptop etc.

--- Does the OS or computer profile matter?

I just picked up an Acer tablet PC and want to install some software as well as use it when an optical drive doesn't work on a computer when I work on it

I don't need an expensive one as it's only going to be used when necessary

 

 

 

 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

 I always check the box or online specs to be sure.  Most I've seen work with XP and later, but you can check easily online if you're not in a store.  Some work with macs too.  I wouldn't buy one that didn't say although I'd think you'd likely be OK with most.  I've got an external CD drive I bought years ago that still works with everything from XP to 8.1.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:03 PM

Thanks, that makes sense to me so I'll follow your advice






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