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Windows 7: Blu ray drive compatiblility


28 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x 64
 
 
Blu ray drive compatiblility

I upgraded my operating system from windows vista 64 bit home premium to windows 7 64bit home premium. My (LG GBW-H20L) Blu-ray disc rewriter drive is not reconized by my new operating system (windows 7). Can anyone let me know if my blu-ray drive is windows 7 compatible and if ther is a diver update I would have to download? I ran windows 7 upgrade advisor before I upgraded and it notified me that all my hardware was compatible.
Help? Anyone! I have a gateway 9550 AMD Phenom 64bit cpu.

Bobkn,
The drive does not show in the bios. As if its not even connected.

Update: I installed a 750 watt Antec psu. Now my blu-ray player is working. I was running a 550 watt BFG power supply unit. I guess that was not enough to run all the devices I had in my cpu. It was trying to push my hard drive, soundcard/ motherboard fan, xfx 4890 videocard, and WD dvd drive. So upgrading my PSU fix my bluray drive issue. The Player is compatible with windows 7. Systems works great!

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28 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bdawg34 View Post
I upgraded my operating system from windows vista 64 bit home premium to windows 7 64bit home premium. My (LG GBW-H20L) Blu-ray disc rewriter drive is not reconized by my new operating system (windows 7). Can anyone let me know if my blu-ray drive is windows 7 compatible and if ther is a diver update I would have to download? I ran windows 7 upgrade advisor before I upgraded and it notified me that all my hardware was compatible.
Help? Anyone!
Hi bdawg and welcome

It is compatible I just checked on ms. you are going to need a drive and before we can get you one we need to know if you are 32bit or 64?

You know I just googled it and got many many hots its here LG GBW-H20L driver - Google Search

Hopw that helps

Kenn J++
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28 Nov 2009   #3

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I'm running the LG and a BD-RE in my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 both work great.
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28 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

You can check here

Windows Compatibility Center
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28 Nov 2009   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Sorry for jumping in, I don't want to derail the OP's question, but I've been shopping for a Blu-Ray player, and I just returned from my eBay account to ask a question in which this thread was made to order. The seller said that he was selling a Lite-On DH-4B1S because it was incompatible with his system. I asked about this, because I didn't want to repeat his mistake. His response said that it required a video card and monitor with HDMI input/output. My monitor has this, but my video card doesn't. When I looked at this aspect in the past, for other reasons, I found that it was rare for a video card to have HDMI output. Are all Blu-Ray drives like this or will some work with my 8800GTS? I vaguely recall reading where someone else commented on some factor that was necessary to make a Blu-Ray drive to work, but I don't remember what he said.
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28 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

No my 8500 GT has HDMI out

Or you need a home theater receiver with HDMI switching capability.

Big Bucks!!!!!!!1
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28 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Sorry for jumping in, I don't want to derail the OP's question, but I've been shopping for a Blu-Ray player, and I just returned from my eBay account to ask a question in which this thread was made to order. The seller said that he was selling a Lite-On DH-4B1S because it was incompatible with his system. I asked about this, because I didn't want to repeat his mistake. His response said that it required a video card and monitor with HDMI input/output. My monitor has this, but my video card doesn't. When I looked at this aspect in the past, for other reasons, I found that it was rare for a video card to have HDMI output. Are all Blu-Ray drives like this or will some work with my 8800GTS? I vaguely recall reading where someone else commented on some factor that was necessary to make a Blu-Ray drive to work, but I don't remember what he said.
Hijacking a thread is wrong.

However: the requirement is HDCP compliance.

High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's there to make it more difficult to make copies of movies.
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28 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bdawg34 View Post
I upgraded my operating system from windows vista 64 bit home premium to windows 7 64bit home premium. My (LG GBW-H20L) Blu-ray disc rewriter drive is not reconized by my new operating system (windows 7). Can anyone let me know if my blu-ray drive is windows 7 compatible and if ther is a diver update I would have to download? I ran windows 7 upgrade advisor before I upgraded and it notified me that all my hardware was compatible.
Help? Anyone! I have a gateway 9550 AMD Phenom 64bit cpu.
All of the optical drives I've used since Windows 95 did not need proprietary drivers; they all used the standard Windows ones.

I see that the GBW-H20L is a SATA drive, so you probably have none of the cabling or jumper issues that could apply to IDE drives.

Microsoft claims it's compatible:

Windows Vista Compatibility LG ELECTRONICS LG GBW-H20L Super Multi - BD-RE drive - Serial ATA

I'm not sure what to suggest. Does the drive show up in in the BIOS settings? Do you have the chipset drivers installed for your motherboard?
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28 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Maybe Windows 8 will support blue-ray natively.

I know,. dream on
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09 Jan 2010   #10

W764 & W764
 
 
yeah its all about power

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pdate: I installed a 750 watt Antec psu. Now my blu-ray player is working. I was running a 550 watt BFG power supply unit. I guess that was not enough to run all the devices I had in my cpu. It was trying to push my hard drive, soundcard/ motherboard fan, xfx 4890 videocard, and WD dvd drive. So upgrading my PSU fix my bluray drive issue. The Player is compatible with windows 7. Systems works great!
This seems to be true, I have the 8x burner and also was trying to figure out why the drive couldnt be seen, so I unplugged my other samsung burner and plugged in the lg bd burner and booted... I can now see the BD burner...and I have a 500W PSU...looks like I am going to have to upgrade the power, especially if I hook it up to the other sys with four hd's

Thanks for updating ur posts, it helped a lot.
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