installing dvd drive on laptop

  carolehdb 19:42 01 Jan 2004

Hi- I would like to view DVDs on my trusty Dell Latitude CP- can I just buy a drive and plug it in or do I need installation software? Will that come with it? Is there a lower limit to the HD Gb/RAM needed to support it?

  LastChip 19:47 01 Jan 2004

You need a fairly fast machine to watch DVD's successfully.

  MAJ 19:54 01 Jan 2004

It depends on the operating system you're using, carolehdb. You should be able to get an external DVD-Rom drive to connect to your laptop, possibly via a USB connection (if your laptop has a USB connection). Your laptop would need to have a processor greater than about 500 MHz to run the DVDs smoothly.

  carolehdb 22:45 03 Jan 2004

USB not a problem - speed is. At 171MHz I guess I'd have to buy a new machine??

  LastChip 23:02 03 Jan 2004

Afraid so!

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