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Alright, so I didn't get a Disc Drive with my computer...

#1matrix0523Posted 9/29/2013 10:09:48 PM
My friends told me that I would have massive difficulties with installing my motherboard drivers since they come on CD. Will I be able to download them from the internet or should I go to Best Buy and buy one asap?
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#2OldSorrowPosted 9/29/2013 10:12:23 PM
just get one and avoid future hassles
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#3NingishzidaPosted 9/29/2013 10:16:11 PM
No need to buy an optical drive unless you wanna play your Blu rays

mobo drivers (and every other driver) are available on teh intehwubz, and are more up-to-date anyway

modern OSes don't necessarily need mobo drivers anyway, though it's recommended to install them
#4Black_King945Posted 9/29/2013 10:16:12 PM
As long as you have another computer and a flash drive you can download all your drivers onto it.

Only buy one if you actually have a massive amount of discs you need to access, which usually only happens if you are over 50 and have no idea how digital downloads work.
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#5NingishzidaPosted 9/29/2013 10:19:33 PM
Black_King945 posted...
which usually only happens if you are over 50.


pretty much this, i haven't used an optical drive for anything in like 10 years, other than Blu rays. and even that's rare because current gen movies are like current gen games: they suck

you can install OSes from flash drive and run memtest and other pre-OS diagnostics from them too if your PC isn't from stone age
#6SlaynPosted 9/29/2013 10:26:50 PM
I have never used drivers off a CD and I never recommend that you do, unless you are forced to, in order to get something to work. Always download the newest drivers and install directly.
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#7TimePharaohPosted 9/30/2013 3:01:31 AM
Black_King945 posted...
Only buy one if you actually have a massive amount of discs you need to access, which usually only happens if you are over 50 and have no idea how digital downloads work.


Or if you're not a derp and understand quality. But by all means, enjoy your crappy products.
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#8xcmon3yx2Posted 9/30/2013 3:47:13 AM
yes, as long as windows can find your motherboards LAN driver, if not the PC will not be able to connect to the internet
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#9claytonbuckleyPosted 9/30/2013 3:59:55 AM(edited)
I have one. My car plays CDs so....

Also optical drives cost like nothing these days, why not just have one.
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#10MasterDonGeroPosted 9/30/2013 4:28:02 AM
Well, you need to at least install the Wireless/LAN driver(s) to be able to download the drivers from the mobo's website, obviously.
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