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CelebrantJayne
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external cd drive problems

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Hi, I needed a new laptop and I know that CD drives are hard to come by now ... I have bought an external CD drive to burn music from iTunes onto ... but I cannot get it to work on my new HP notebook.   It works fine on my old laptop.

 

Do I need to download any special software from HP to allow an optical drive to burn CD's?

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@CelebrantJayne wrote:

... Do I need to download any special software from HP to allow an optical drive to burn CD's?


@CelebrantJayne 

 

Your machine come w/o ODD therefore HP may not  include software for it (all 3 my HP machines came w/o software for ODD because they don't have Optical drives). I don't know you can use CyberLink license or not but you can use software from vendor of your external ODD.

 

You can also use many free software around

 

    (a) To play CD/DVD's or BD's (if your drive supported this😞

                   http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

    (b) To burn CD/DVD's:

                 https://windowsreport.com/free-burning-software-windows-10/

 

Regards.

BH
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Thanks everyone ... bought a new more up to date external DVD/CD burner and everything is working great!  There was no need for me to download any extra software.

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