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Okay my problem is, my new motherboard doesn't have IDE. I have an IDE drive so I can't connect it. Now how can I access the motherboard driver CD without a drive?

Is it possible to copy all the contents of the CD to my laptop and then transfer the iso file via a USB? Or is it a bad idea to install drivers from an ISO?
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Chances are the drivers on the CD are already outdated, I would go to the manufacturers website and download the latest drivers there. But your idea would work. Or if you have a IDE/Sata to USb adapter, you could use that to run your cd rom.
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Will this work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812197005

Will this device allow me to use my IDE drive?
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just turn the computer on and download all the drivers directly from the site.....

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Originally Posted by Timechange01 View Post
Will this work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812197005

Will this device allow me to use my IDE drive?
why not just get a new sata drive for like $3 more and forget about that HUGE ide ribbon?
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