Do External CD/DVD Drives (Read Only) Device install the XP software Program ? Tags: Configuration CD-Rom DVD Drives Windows XP Last response: July 19, 2011 4:26 PM in Windows XP Share marivan31 July 8, 2011 2:53:31 PM Hello, I just bought an external CD/DVD Rom Drive for my netbook computer and I want to be sure that it will perform correctly. I haven't opened the package yet. Will it install and download any Program on a CD/DVD or will it just read it only? More about : external dvd drives read device install software program mibix19 July 8, 2011 10:19:02 PM Hi. It will let you install programs OK. If you want to burn stuff onto a disc.It should say CD-r,CD+r. DVD-r,DVD+r, On the box. I think all modern CD drives will do everything you want to do. mibix19 July 8, 2011 10:20:21 PM You can also go to the makers website for all the things it will do if you put the model number in. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer marivan31 July 19, 2011 4:26:13 PM Thanks for your responses. I decided to use the CD/DVD Rom Drive. It does burn CD/DVDs. Thanks again. MHV Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOpinions on USB CD/DVD Drive "Emulator" device ForumI can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not able to access it ForumCD/DVD burner only playing/burning some tracks ForumEMachines CD/DVD disc drive won't read ForumInstall Error: Required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing ForumMy CD/DVD drive is not reading ForumHow To Install Exe. Files From CD/DVD w. WINDOWS 7? ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external -inaccessible-missing partition ForumConfigure RAID prompt ( only one drive )? ForumBooting from and external device ForumDisk Drives not reading any CD/DVD at all ForumDisk Drives not reading CD/DVD 's ForumDead keyboard fixed with system restore. Now CD/DVD device .. ForumCan you format a netbook without a cd/dvd drive ? ForumDoes the LG Portable Super Multi Drive require installation software ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumWhats your method when getting drivers when doing a fresh install ForumProgram ForumDvd burner hookup ForumComputer only connects to the internet with 1 specific ethernet cable More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !