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    Old 01-26-2013, 05:23 PM
    1badbmw 1badbmw is offline
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    Default DVD Drive Not Compatible with Windows 8 - According to Amazon Reviewers

    Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)

    [url]http://www.amazon.com/Asus-DVD-ROM-Internal-Blu-Ray-BC-12B1ST/dp/B004SUO068/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url]

    Okay, completely forget about the Blu-Ray part of this. I don't care about the Blu-Ray software. I know that you have to find either licensed software or free online software which may or may not work.

    But here's the real issue I'm having. I have read that this drive is not compatible with Windows 8. I went to my local PC shop and they said that it should work fine... They said that it was plug-and-play and that I shouldn't need software or an update for Windows 8. Now, I'm talking about DVD/CD drive here. I don't even care about Blu-Ray.

    Do you guys know anything about this thing's compatibility with Windows 8? What should I do?
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    Old 01-26-2013, 05:44 PM
    DuddBudda DuddBudda is offline
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    the DVD CD part will work with anything

    it's the BD functionality which isn't yet supported on windows 8
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    Old 01-26-2013, 05:54 PM
    Belimawr Belimawr is offline
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    it will work, just windows doesn't have direct support for BD because Microsoft didn't want to admit it was the better format after they backed HD-DVD.

    expect support for BD to come later in the year since the next Xbox is meant to have a bluray drive, due tot he 360 being heavily criticized for only having a DVD drive.

    ideally for windows you need something like power DVD to play bluray movies (it normally comes free with most bluray drives because of this)
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