Quick question about OEM Drives.

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  1. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay, this question is probably a no-brainer but anyways...

    I want to put a 250MB Zip drive in my computer, but I just want to buy the OEM part, instead of shelling $60-$80 more for a retail version. Now the question I have is will my OS (WinXP) be able to regonize the drive? Should I encounter any problems without having the drivers (software?) the otherwise come with the retail versions? If or if not, what else should I have on hand to fix the problems? (okay, that was more than one question, sorry!)

    Again, thanks for any help!
    Chris
     
  2. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    WinXP has build in driver for zip, so go for it. I just removed an internal 250 zip from my Dell XPS T500 to a 4400 running XP, boots right up, no drivers required.
     
  3. Christopher Chung

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    SWEET. Thanks for the info Steve!
     
  4. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    You should still get a driver with an OEM drive-the only thing that should be missing is the retail box. If all else fails though, you should just be able to snag the right driver online.
     
  5. Christopher Chung

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    Cool. I appreciate that Chris, I thought that might be the case, but wasnt sure.
     

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