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Old 01-04-06, 04:22 PM
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dvd burner received from newegg.com...

it came wrapped in plastic with no box-it says OEM,is that why?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
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Old 01-04-06, 04:27 PM
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Retail versions may come with additional accessories, retail packaging, bundled software and warranty coverage. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), White Box and Brown Box versions include the product and sometimes the drivers, but not much else. They are packaged generically and do not include software. OEM products are best-suited for system builders who don't require documentation or bundled accessories.


this blows

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Old 01-04-06, 04:28 PM
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It's normal for OEM. You save money from the lack of fancy retail box, cables and manual.
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Old 01-04-06, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by zuffy
It's normal for OEM. You save money from the lack of fancy retail box, cables and manual.
but will i need drivers for the burner or will xp find them?
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you should be able to download the most recent drivers from the manufacturer's website, which is usually for the best anyway.
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Old 01-04-06, 05:52 PM
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thanks,

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