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Windows 8 external dvd doesn't work

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February 27, 2013 5:51:19 PM

Hello,
Can PLEASE somebody help me: my new Windows 8 machine (Acer) does not have a dvd r/w, so I bought an external one (LG GP30). I stick it in (USB), nothing happens. I am unable to figure out what is missing, and don' find any information about a suitable dvd driver to download from anywhere.....THANKS!
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February 27, 2013 7:35:27 PM

According to LG, the GP30 is not supported on Windows 8.

Go here: http://www.lg.com/hk_en/optical-storage/lg-GP30

Click the "Technical Specifications" tab.

Click the "+" sign next to "Operating System"

You will see that Windows 8 is not on the list.
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