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

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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
just get one and avoid future hassles
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2 years ago#3
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
2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
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
2 years ago#6
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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2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
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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2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
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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