Determining external CD/DVD drive compatibility?

  1. Posts : 477
    Windows 7 & Windows 10

    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 Computer

  2. Posts : 92
    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.
      My Computer


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