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Hello, this is Toby again. When I remove the optiarc drive, do I need to uninstall it, or disable it, before I restart my laptop?

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You should not have to do any of those things. Just removing it will be enough. The operating system will deal with the missing drive by ignoring the drivers that it would normally load when the device is not present.

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