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How would you do this...Install new DVD drive

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Soujurn, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Soujurn

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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    I am going to replace a MSI CD-RW drive with a Sony DVD-RW drive.


    Should I just shut down, swap the drives, and reboot?

    Or are there some other steps to consider?
    OS is XP Pro.
    It's been a few years since I've done anything except build PC's from scratch with all new gear.
     
  2. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

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    Hmmm. I needz to know dis too, man!

    I boughts a new DVD burner to replace my CD burner.
     

  3. podwich

    podwich

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    All I did was what you described.
     
  4. glock_19_9mm

    glock_19_9mm

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    CD drives are pretty easy. Just shut it down, swap it out, fire it back up and you should be all set.

    Don't foget to set your Master/Slave correctly. (I always do that and have to go back in and fix it.. LOL)
     
  5. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    The only other concern is which burning software you will use.

    Install it after the drives will both read from their respective disks and a Restore Point (in XP) has been set.

    I prefer Nero 6 Express..with the 6.06 update installed, it is awesome.

    GL
     
  6. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    you may want to uninstall the current CD writing software first. couldn't hurt anything.
     
  7. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    You would need to install it again with the new drive installed, at any rate. Good point, that.

    So, yeah, uninstall the old burning software if it is going to be used with the new drive as well.