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Dave65

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what exactly does a DVD/CDRW do,im not sure how it works,is this all you would need instead of getting both DVD and a CDRW?
Or do you use it for either a DVD or a CDRW??
Sorry for the dumb question
:rolleyes:
 

Arkaine23

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combo drive

It does both, just like a dvd plays cd's and dvd's. But a cd or dvd drive would help for burning cd's, so you wouldn't have to copy the original cd the hdd first and then burn.
 
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Dave65

Dave65

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Ok so with the combo,you have to copy the CD to the HDD first?
And then put it on the blank cd??
 

JDXNC

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exactly, although i've found this method to be way more dependable if the origional is scratched or anything, so no buffer under runs.
 

MikeT

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cdrw/dvd combo

Just installed one today from LG. I already had a dvd and a cdrw but the reason I did it was for WinXP. found out that easy cd etc don't work in XP and the installed software wo't do a lot of things I need. Bootable cd's etc:(
I looked for updates, got to Roxio and nearly died when I saw the price of Cd Creator there. Went to Costco and found cdrw/dvd combo plus Roxio software in bundle for less than Roxio wants for their software. Seemed good to me so I am using the old stuff with my old Asus cuv4x and a cheap case plus the rest of my old junk, got another system.:)
Maybe I should start another thread in gripes about Adaptec selling cd creator to Roxio. btw I did notice in XP that built in software copyright is Roxio. Sometimes I wonder if it's just my paranoia;)
 

JDXNC

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Re: cdrw/dvd combo

MikeT said:
Just installed one today from LG. I already had a dvd and a cdrw but the reason I did it was for WinXP. found out that easy cd etc don't work in XP and the installed software wo't do a lot of things I need. Bootable cd's etc:(
I looked for updates, got to Roxio and nearly died when I saw the price of Cd Creator there. Went to Costco and found cdrw/dvd combo plus Roxio software in bundle for less than Roxio wants for their software. Seemed good to me so I am using the old stuff with my old Asus cuv4x and a cheap case plus the rest of my old junk, got another system.:)
Maybe I should start another thread in gripes about Adaptec selling cd creator to Roxio. btw I did notice in XP that built in software copyright is Roxio. Sometimes I wonder if it's just my paranoia;)

Correction..... EZ cd creator 4 and 5 DO work on xp, you just have to do a custom setup and make sure NOT to install Direct CD as it is what is integrated into XP.
 
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Dave65

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My direct CD works on my Win XP,I just went to Roxio and got the driver off the website..]
# 5 that is..
 

JDXNC

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Well I have no use for Direct CD anyway, so I won't be forking out any $$$ for a newer version, I have versions 4 & 5... they came with my last 2 cdrw drives. But anyway, if someone doesn't need direct cd the older versions work just fine.
 

MikeT

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Re: Re: cdrw/dvd combo

JDXNC said:


Correction..... EZ cd creator 4 and 5 DO work on xp, you just have to do a custom setup and make sure NOT to install Direct CD as it is what is integrated into XP.

I could be wrong but when I tried to install it a box came up saying it would not work in XP. The message at the Roxio site said the same and that the only thing to do was upgrade.
 
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Dave65

Dave65

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Gosh I dont know,I have # 5 basic and no problems here,I know the #4 won't work there wasnt any updates for it..
 

Arkaine23

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roxio

Lol! I've got v2.0 and it won't work in win2k or winXP. Why else do you think I'm dual-booting win98??? Stupid Roxio and their $50 upgrades!!!!!:mad:
 
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Dave65

Dave65

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I just bought a LiteOn 40X12X48 CDRW so I wont be using Roxio anymore either:D