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Xbox 360 HD-DVD Players works on PC with NO DRIVERS

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This quick review of the HD-DVD drive that was released for the Xbox 360 this week shows it on the console, but more interestingly, working on an HTPC without the need for any drivers! Out of the box, this is the cheapest (and ONLY) HD-DVD drive for the
PC!
SOURCE: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=325
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Been known for a little while. Article is dated 11-16-06.
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In a little bit, you will probably see a "critical security update" that removes the drive's compatability fom Windows.
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In a little bit, you will probably see a "critical security update" that removes the drive's compatability fom Windows.
No, the clever thing to do would to let PC owners use it to increase the market for HD-DVD and destroy the Evil BluRay
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No, the clever thing to do would to let PC owners use it to increase the market for HD-DVD and destroy the Evil BluRay
+1

Also I don't think they could make it not compatable with windows cause doesn't the XBOX run on windows? If they made it not work with windows it wouldn't work with the XBOX.
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+1

Also I don't think they could make it not compatable with windows cause doesn't the XBOX run on windows? If they made it not work with windows it wouldn't work with the XBOX.
Releasing a security update for Windows to prevent this drive from being used would not disable its usage on the Xbox. You don't have to update the drive itself, just the OS. With that said, you don't have to update both the Xbox and PC versions of Windows at the same time. Get what I'm saying?
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If MS makes money off of it, why not allow it to run on a PC.
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No, the clever thing to do would to let PC owners use it to increase the market for HD-DVD and destroy the Evil BluRay
Does Microsoft always act cleverly?

I think that MS's main objective is get as much of the console market as possible. If the drive is allowed to be used with the PC, then less people will buy the xbox. Maybe they'll wait a while so HD-DVD catches on, and then update Windows, so people will be like "I need an xbox so I can still use my HD drive."
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I tried it with a friends but cant find any software...
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PowerDVD has some software.
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