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Old 10-01-01, 09:44 PM
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CD Burner Question...HELP!

I already have one....I just got a new computer almost 2 years ago replacing my old one and it had windows 98 already installed....

but a friend of mine want to get a cd burner and he only has windows 95.

He told me that he went to circuit city and for all of the external cd burners you need windows 98....and the only way he could get a cd burner now was to get one that had to be installed in the actualy PC.

Is this true?

Do you have to have Windows 98 to get one to just sit on top of the computer or something?

Please let me know....is Circuit City crazy or right?
Old 10-01-01, 09:46 PM
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You can check CD burner webpage and see if they have a driver for Windows 95.

It should be in Computer Forum.
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The external ones use USB or firewire connections. Win95 probably doesn't have the necessary drivers for either. Hmm, I sense movement coming.

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if all the external burners were USB, then yea.. I wouldnt suggest trying to make it work on win95.. need to go to 98

you can get a parallel external burner that will work on win95

although I would suggest an internal burner anyways..
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Originally posted by Dave99
The external ones use USB or firewire connections. Win95 probably doesn't have the necessary drivers for either. Hmm, I sense movement coming.

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Doesn't Windows 95 sr2 work with USB?
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Originally posted by McHawkson


Doesn't Windows 95 sr2 work with USB?
not very well.. trying to make it work, generally ends with a format
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Like the default option said , it doesn't work very well, as it was kind of an late add on, and well, is MS. Win98 improves USB a ton, and winme even a bit more it seems like.

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Doesn't Windows 95 sr2 work with USB?
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so all my friend has to do is get a copy of windows 98 and download it to his computer and upload to windows 98 and that is all he has to do to fix the problem.?

he really doesn't want an internal drive...he is off to college in a year and wants to take it with him when he gets his lap top.
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if he wants to use an external burner...

he either needs to get a parallel burner and use it on win95 (I wouldnt suggest)

or upgrade to win98 and get a usb or firewire burner
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If your friend is going to be using this on laptop, I would almost say use winME. I have a sony USB cdrw (don't laugh, it was free) that my wife uses on her laptop with winME. Plugged it in and it was ready to go. It seems to have the best USB support of the win9x line.

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Originally posted by Dave99
If your friend is going to be using this on laptop, I would almost say use winME. I have a sony USB cdrw (don't laugh, it was free) that my wife uses on her laptop with winME. Plugged it in and it was ready to go. It seems to have the best USB support of the win9x line.

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shame on you!
suggesting anyone else should run winME! we all know that misery loves company, but there is no reason to try and drag this poor guy down with you!
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HEY!, I run 2k & XP (and a real man plextor cdrw) , this was for the wifes laptop, so shouldn't I intentionally run ME just to make her life difficult.

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shame on you!
suggesting anyone else should run winME! we all know that misery loves company, but there is no reason to try and drag this poor guy down with you!
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Originally posted by twikoff
if he wants to use an external burner...

he either needs to get a parallel burner and use it on win95 (I wouldnt suggest)

or upgrade to win98 and get a usb or firewire burner
Trust me this guy doesn't care...he is very technical...he'll take anything that is decent......

what is a parallel burner?
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Hooks up to the parallel port. Slow, slow slow. USB is ok, but limited to about 4x writing. Firewire would be much faster. Is anyone even still making a parallel version?

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Trust me this guy doesn't care...he is very technical...he'll take anything that is decent......

what is a parallel burner?
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One thing to remember-- even if he does install Win98, the computer probably doesn't have a USB port in the first place.

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