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Poll Results: How often do you use your optical drive?

 
  • 6% (16)
    Every day
  • 17% (41)
    Every week
  • 19% (47)
    Every month
  • 56% (137)
    Very rarely
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post #21 of 82
Don't even have one. Install Windows from USB drive and get drivers off the net and thats it.
   
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post #22 of 82
I have one optical drive for 3 PC's.
I've probably used it two or three times so far this year.
A decent USB drive is usually faster, has more storage, is more reliable, and doesn't matter if it gets scratched.
That said, I do backup my photo's onto DVD periodically.
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post #23 of 82
I need it to play my games apparently...
    
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post #24 of 82
I use mine all the time.. (I have two in my desktop)... I watch blu-rays, all of my games are in physical form. I buy CD's all the time and I rip them straight to my desktop.
 
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post #25 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rian View Post
Don't even have one. Install Windows from USB drive and get drivers off the net and thats it.
how do you do that?

i need to free up space as i only have 4 drive bays
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post #26 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
how do you do that?
You make iso of your windows os and then use this tool. It will then make your flash drive bootable and makes your os install faster. But you flash drive has to be 4GB to install the os on though.
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post #27 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
You make iso of your windows os and then use this tool. It will then make your flash drive bootable and makes your os install faster. But you flash drive has to be 4GB to install the os on though.
Windows 7 USB Tool
no prob i have a usb3 16 gb laying around somewhere

no more optical drive for me
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post #28 of 82
When installing games bought from a retail store.
post #29 of 82
Very rarely.
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post #30 of 82
well i do not have one in my pc.... the last one i had, was in a freebe that i gave away to an ocn member and it was brand new a few months old..... i got an external one that is used when ever i reinstall windows, call of duty 4 and track mania. that is pretty much it.... every so often like this weekend i ripped 2 dvd's for my little one peppa pig and thomas the tank engine... this is the first time in months that i did that......


it still looks new... has its original plastic on it etc....
i might actualy really use it this week as it is school hollidays and my wife is a teacher and she is on leave.... so i might rip 2 or 3 more dvd's for them to watch for the week

the rest of my stuff is iso... or as most of us do... dl it install it then delete the .msi file... job done


Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
When installing games bought from a retail store.
that is why there is steam... digital copy and do nto need space to keep hardcopy etc....
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