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Windows 7: DVD Burner not compatible with windows 7?


18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
DVD Burner not compatible with windows 7?

Hi,

I came around this DVD burner

Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

And I was about to buy it when I read a customer review about, it's not compatible with windows 7. Would that be possible or it shouldn't matter?

Thank you.


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18 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

It is possible if Windows 7's drivers don't support that model. Highly doubtful as they made the drivers situation much much better than with Vista. However, look around for product compatibility with Windows 7. It IS possible.
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18 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I can't see why it wouldn't be compatible. Maybe that person bought the wrong kind for their set up.

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Like the internal hard drives optical drives also use either the SATA or parallel ATA (also known as IDE) to connect to the computer motherboard with the help of the corresponding cable type. The interface and cable type (IDE or SATA) is determined by your optical drive, but make sure both the motherboard and optical drive have matching interfaces.
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18 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Alright, thanks guys.
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Win 7
 
 
DVD incompatability- believe it!

I refused to believe it too. I have two different: a Nec Nd 3550a and a Samsung that came out of a dell. Both IDE.They both ran just fine. Vista wouldn't run the Nec. Installing 7 the samsung just would not see the exe file half the time. When it did; The installation stopped @ 'expanding files'; with error 0x80070570. Even booting from disk it asked for drivers I didn't have. I found many solutions online; none of which worked. Last night I went to Best Buy and bought a HP 1260-sata interface DVD unit. ( comes with Nero 8 essential and drivers on same disk) Came home, stuck it in and about an hour later Windows 7-64 bit Professional was installed. Chose clean install. No hitches. The faster speed od new player is very noticable. Hope this helps.
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18 Nov 2009   #6

 

Perhaps whoever reported the problem needed to flash update the optical drive...
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19 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldrookie1 View Post
I refused to believe it too. I have two different: a Nec Nd 3550a and a Samsung that came out of a dell. Both IDE.They both ran just fine. Vista wouldn't run the Nec. Installing 7 the samsung just would not see the exe file half the time. When it did; The installation stopped @ 'expanding files'; with error 0x80070570. Even booting from disk it asked for drivers I didn't have. I found many solutions online; none of which worked. Last night I went to Best Buy and bought a HP 1260-sata interface DVD unit. ( comes with Nero 8 essential and drivers on same disk) Came home, stuck it in and about an hour later Windows 7-64 bit Professional was installed. Chose clean install. No hitches. The faster speed od new player is very noticable. Hope this helps.
So that means, it possible to have issues with some drive, I guess? Btw, I ordered it >.>
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24 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Perhaps whoever reported the problem needed to flash update the optical drive...
My DVD writer wouldn't play a number of DVD movies until I flashed it's firmware with the latest version and no issues since.
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24 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Checked the model number at Newegg and according to this Winqual Help
you should be good to go.
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