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Dvd player,do i have to unhook my internal one ,inordr to use an external dvd burner

On my dell 4600i pc ,do i have to unhook my internal dvd player inorder to hook up an external dvd burner??

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No, You should start up pc and after it is to the desktop just plug it into a usb port. Windows should recognize and either load software or ask for disc. Usb devices has to be plugged in or removed live. That is while the computer is running.

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