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Windows 7: Determining external CD/DVD drive compatibility?

06 Jun 2014   #1

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Determining external CD/DVD drive compatibility?

Existing 2011 PowerSpec computer now running XP that will be upgraded to Win7 in the next few months.

The CD/DVD drive has become flaky (finicky on which media it will read including media previously read).

Can I just buy any brand name external USB CD/DVD drive online and correctly presume that the device will be compatible with the existing box, the current OS and future Win7?

Or is the purchase more involved?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

It's been my experience that pretty much all are compatible. However most will also list what operating systems they are compatible with.
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