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DVD/CD burner that is Vista 64 bit compatible

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May 14, 2007 6:42:29 PM

Does anyone know of a good, reliable dvd/cd burner that is compatible with vista 64. Thanks.
May 15, 2007 11:10:26 PM

I start with checking out web sites of Samsung, Lite-On, and NEC (now Sony NEC) see which drives they say are compatible with Vista 64
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May 15, 2007 11:44:33 PM

I think it's more a question of what burning software is compatable. My NEC 3550A and Plextor 708A both worked fine in Vista 64. Nero 6 Ultimate however, was a no-go.
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May 15, 2007 11:55:11 PM

pretty much all dvd driver will work fine with vista 64. As mentioned the more important factor is what software will work
May 18, 2007 7:10:51 PM

I read that Nero 7 is compatible with Vista 64.
May 21, 2007 10:13:55 PM

All CDROM drives use ATAPI from Win98 and up. Answer is: all optical drives will work in Vista, regardless of 32 bit or 64 bit. The key is will your burning software work in 64 bit vista?
May 21, 2007 10:40:27 PM

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I read that Nero 7 is compatible with Vista 64.


Yes, about 3 months ago Ahead.de came out with a Vista 64 update to Nero 7.
December 23, 2008 12:25:36 AM



Vista 64 will work with most softwares because is has a built in 32 bit emulator in the OS. When you put in nero you are using it in 32 bit mode not 64.

Robert Matheson
January 13, 2009 8:38:03 PM

ashampo works fine with 32 and 64 bit. I am running it on 64 bit win 7 for test purposes.
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April 13, 2011 8:51:58 PM

The issue I'm having and do not wish to have an issue with again, is if I should ever be required to upgrade the firmware for the DVD-RW drive to make it compatible with certain features such as Lightscribe and be unable to find a driver whose minimum requirement is a 32bit OS. So... is there a DVD-RW drive that is 64 bit compatible, will have 64 bit software to install it and ultimately, have 64 bit firmware upgrades? The original question in this thread was a good one. Thanks to anyone who can assist. :) 
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