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Windows 7: New DVD Drive Installation Question


27 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 
New DVD Drive Installation Question

Hey-o,

I'm going to replace an old DVD drive today and I wanted to make sure my procedure is correct. Here's what a plan to do:

1) Uninstall the current drive from the device manager.
2) Shut down.
3) Physically remove the current drive from the computer.
4) Physically install the new drive into the computer.
5) Boot up*

* Windows should automatically install the device drivers, correct? (i've confirmed that the drive is supported by windows and the manufacturer)

Does this look good?


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27 May 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
Hey-o,

I'm going to replace an old DVD drive today and I wanted to make sure my procedure is correct. Here's what a plan to do:

1) Uninstall the current drive from the device manager.
2) Shut down.
3) Physically remove the current drive from the computer.
4) Physically install the new drive into the computer.
5) Boot up*

* Windows should automatically install the device drivers, correct? (i've confirmed that the drive is supported by windows and the manufacturer)

Does this look good?


That should work just fine
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27 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

thanks Doc.
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27 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Of note, having done this more times than I can remember, Windows will recognize the new drive after some seconds of fussing, whether you had removed the old drive from Device manager or not.

Bye.
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27 May 2010   #5

Win 7 64 Pro
 
 

looks good.

I also unplug the power cord from the case THEN hit the power button again to eat up any remaining juice in the system before I start plugging and unplugging components.
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