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Dvd Drive For Vista 64-bit And Windows 7


I don't need anything fancy or expensive. I primarily use my dvd drive to install/play games and occasionally burn something to a dvd. It should be compatible with vista 64-bit and windows 7. Any recommendations?

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This does not work with xp, so dont ask.command for copying vista (or 7) dvd to flash drive

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And a picture guide, for those who cant live without them. 1.command line

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(If i had my flash drive plugged in for this photo, it would read as "usb-hdd imation nano" in the '+hard disk' menu)

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Out of niceness, i quote pyeti and naelex's alternate method. This one is rather noob friendly, but requires a third party program. This method works for xp!

Code:

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