Can I use an external dvd/cd drive to run applications on my pc? Tags: DVD CD Drives Components Last response: September 1, 2010 11:59 PM in Components Share wesncassbyars September 1, 2010 10:54:33 PM I bought a dell computer and have had the DVD/CD Drive replaced twice and it will still not detect anything I put in the driver. Can I use an external driver and still be able to run programs or play movies/cd's etc? More about : external dvd drive run applications Wamphryi September 1, 2010 11:46:27 PM Yes you can do this as long as the external DVD is recognised by the OS. m 0 l Darkv1 September 1, 2010 11:59:49 PM You should be able to use just about any USB optical dive...depending on your OS most will even work without needing to install drivers. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvednew mother board in Asus N53sv, hard drive was transferred to an external drive, do I just plug in and run or do I need to use Forum SolvedHow to recover files from external hard drive that was first used on a mac, but now I have a PC Forum SolvedExternal hard drive use for Mac and PC Forum Solvediomga external hard drive used for both macand pc??? HELP Forum SolvedWindows Easy Transfer from XP to Windows 7 Pro Using External Drive? I used XP and Easy Transfer to get files from old PC to Forum how to convert files from PC programmed external drive to use on a Mac Forum How to install vista from an external dvd/cd drive Forum How to use Hitachi Deskstar 500gb internal hard drive from defunkt pc as an external drive on my laptop Forum Is it possible to use an external hard drive for a new pc recovery of systems installed from factory? Sorry if that is confu Forum Solvedwhat drive to use when pc runs all the time Forum SolvedPossible to Re-use External Hard Drive Enclosure? Forum Solvedtheoretically, could you run a pc using only a thumb drive (with os) Forum SolvedWill an external blur-ray drive run games and media as good as an internal drive? Forum SolvedCan I boot and run my Win7 OS drive from an external HDD? Forum My Eee pc used to open external memories with the adapter on drive F:, now i t reads must be formatted, but it won't format? Forum Can I put windows xp on an external Hard drive to use on Laptop running windows Forum How to use a western digital external hard drive to back up my Window 8 pc hard Forum SolvedHow can I recover my files on a external drive when it says to reformat it before you can use it Forum SolvedIs there any way to convert a previously internal Cd R/RW drive to external use for a laptop without a CD drive? Forum SolvedCan i use this hard drive only or do i need both internal and external Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !