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Old 05-10-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default CD Rom Drive

Hello all,

I have a simple question. If I replace the CD ROM drive of my computer with one that I have laying around, Do I need to install a driver for this new drive?

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Old 05-10-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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No. The computer will detect the new drive and configure it automatically.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:02 AM   #3
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There is no need to install driver manually for any kind of CD or DVD rom Drive
your OS will automatically install its driver
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Both are right. I did the same thing but I bought a new drive, the PC installed it automatically.
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On a rare occasion if you find it not working, just download the drivers from the site, then double check the connections.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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Or refresh the driver list...unless he's using Windows 3.1
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