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XPPro 64-bit and DVD burner firmware?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:37 pm
by SkaarjMaster
I'm thinking of building a new system this year with XPPro 64-bit and would like to know if firmware for the following drives will still work (or should I say the drive work properly with this firmware):

BenQ DW1655 DVD burner (BCIB)
Asus E616-P3 DVD-ROM (1.07)
Lite-On SOHD-16P9S (FS09)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:40 am
by Ian
I haven't heard of anyone having any problems with 64bit XP and optical drives. Buring software yes.. the drives themselves no.

Speaking of drive firmware.. I wonder if the updaters work under 64 bit XP or Vista.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:18 pm
by SkaarjMaster
Well, since you brought it up I decided to look it up. ... ments.html

Looks like my version of Nero 6 should work in x86 emulator mode. I'm guessing I just put a checkmark somewhere in the properties area (compatibility mode) for the program. Hopefully, this means Nero InfoTool and CD/DVD Speed will have no problems working as well......not to get too far off topic of course.;)

Seems like all 3 of those drives are updated with firmware as far as I'm probably going to want, but it would be nice to keep track of future drives and the updater programs working in XP Pro 64-bit.:)

EDIT: looks like the Nero Toolkit programs will run also!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:27 pm
by hoxlund
i haven't had a problem with 64bit os/s in a long time, especially with optical drives

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:58 pm
by Jim
Since I am planning to go 64 bit on the main system soon I looked up Gear, which is what I use. They have 64 bit drivers available too.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:04 pm
by SkaarjMaster
If I can't find a full retail version of XP Pro 64-bit, then I'll just get XP 32-bit's just not worth it and nowhere to be found.:eek: Maybe I'll go 64-bit on my next system after this one.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:17 am
by SithTracy
SkaarjMaster wrote:If I can't find a full retail version of XP Pro 64-bit

64bit XP was only an OEM product... may be a decent source for it.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:20 am
Confirm, no problem has been anticipated so far using any of my PC components in XPOS 64 bits evironment.