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change from dell system to clone

By kdoje ·
I replaced a mal-functioned dell machine with a clone.I transferred the DVD-CDRW combo to the clone.I installed the software for the CDRW but is unable to do the same for the DVD(it is not a dell machine message comes up). How do I get around this problem so that I can have access to the DVD. Thanks for the help.

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by TheChas In reply to change from dell system t ...

If you have the latest IDE driver installed in the clone, you should be able to access the DVD drive.

The software, is likely a DVD player.
Many OEM DVD players require that specific hardware be present before they will install.

What you needto do, is BUY a copy of a DVD player software package.
I have seen both Power DVD and Win DVD for under $10 on various web-tailers.
For XP, just make sure that you get the latest version, as the older versions do not work with XP.

Buy the way, technical questions belong in the Technical Q&A section.
You will normally get more and quicker answers to questions posted there.

Chas

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