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Will An Oem Cd/dvd Drive Auto Install? Comes With No Software...


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#1 humbleh

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 10:51 PM

I'm buying a new cd/dvd drive from newegg so I can get it cheap, they're mostly all OEM drives so they don't come with any software... Am I correct in thinking that windows will find, download and install whatever drivers it needs automatically?

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:01 AM

XP and 2000 should have no problems at all with most OEM drives, however if this drive is a burner, you will need burning software, check here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:25 AM

awesome reply, thanks oldf@rt!

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 06:02 AM

I got a Lite-On oem dvd burner/cd burner combo drive from newegg. All I did was put it in my computer, and when I booted up it says windows has found new hardware. It worked right away though. I'm using windows xp.
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