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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul McFedries

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12. Upgrading Your CD or DVD Drive

In This Chapter

Some CD, DVD, and Blu-ray drive basics

A useful and handy CD and DVD drive buying guide

Taking an existing CD or DVD drive out of your PC

Outfitting your PC with a shiny, new CD or DVD drive

You probably use your PC for tasks such as playing audio CDs, showing DVD movies, and perhaps even watching high-definition Blu-ray videos. You might even use CDs or DVDs to install programs and device drivers, store data, and make backups. In each case, just having a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc doesn’t do you much good. To make the disc do something useful, you have to insert it into a drive that can read the disc’s contents. If you find that your PC’s existing CD or DVD drive is too slow or just ...

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