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Windows 7: DVD that Win 7 likes?

23 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
DVD that Win 7 likes?

I've been without DVD since I installed Win 7 in late October. The drive works fine in another computer running XP and ran fine on this one with XP and Vista. I was going to format and go back to XP but after trying out Ubuntu 9.04 from the disc it reactivated the old Ubuntu boot loader and Win 7 doesn't like it so now I can't even boot from the Win 7 DVD to fix the MBR. If I can't find a DVD burner that WORKS with Win 7 then my hard drive is stuck with what it has forever. I've tried every fix I can find posted here and on other sites to no avail. I'm willing to buy another reasonably priced drive if I know for sure that it is definitely Win 7 compatible. Any suggestions for one from Newegg.com?

Joe

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23 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Basically, everything will be compatible. Few drives use drivers not compatible with 7. Just avoid the LG drives, on account of the Bluebird on them. I just bought a new DVD burner last week, and it works great and was cheap.

Try this: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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23 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion. My only problem with that particular drive is that it has no reviews yet. I am thinking maybe a SATA drive could possibly be better than IDE in my case. One of my HD's is SATA and has no issues at all.

Joe
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23 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In that case, try this drive. I personally own a drive almost identical to this one.
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23 Dec 2009   #5

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
In that case, try this drive. I personally own a drive almost identical to this one.
That one is IDE. I'm really open to trying SATA just in case for some reason IDE is at the root of my issue.

How about THIS one? It has good reviews and I'm a huge fan of free shipping.

Joe
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23 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Just avoid the LG drives, on account of the Bluebird on them.
This has apparently been addressed. I just bought a new LG Super Multi Blue drive and there is no sign of Bluebird. It seems LG released a firmware update to remove it from the drives that have it.
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23 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p3jason View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Just avoid the LG drives, on account of the Bluebird on them.
This has apparently been addressed. I just bought a new LG Super Multi Blue drive and there is no sign of Bluebird. It seems LG released a firmware update to remove it from the drives that have it.
That's cool. However, personally, I do not want the hassle of upgrading my firmware. The old drives still have it on. So, I will never buy a used LG, and I will be very hesitant to buy an LG drive in the next 8 months or so.
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23 Dec 2009   #8

Win 7/Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Thanks guys. I went ahead and ordered the Lite-On in the link in my post #5. I wanted to grab it now while the deal is still on. I searched around some more and the reviews seemed to be good just about everywhere. I hope going to SATA will be a smart move. At least it'll be later technology than the old drive from 2006.

Joe
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23 Dec 2009   #9

Win 7 (Clean Install from Vista)
 
 

Not trying to pick a fight or anything, but let me understand this. He lost his software that allows him to play DVD's? Not a hardware issue? But he needs to replace his drive?

On both of the upgrades that I have done (Win98 to XP, and now Vista to Win 7, and I'm NOT an expert). When the new OS is installed the software that came with the computer from the manufacter to play DVD's/Bluray is/was lost. Luckily this time around, I just went to the manufacter's(HP) website. I looked for my model number, and they had ALL of the former software for Vista as well as the Win 7 versions, for NO cost. I had my Bluray and DVD's playing in no time.

If this doesn't work, then I'm sorry I suggested it.

Ditch
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23 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I bought a new LG drive and Bluebird never apperared before any updates. Go for LG G22 series one - either with Lightscribe or without - that would probably be the "N" model.
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