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Try to install the usb driver compatible with your windows 7..

If your external drive also come with its cd installer, try installing the driver for this hardware compatible for windows7.


hope this help..thanks..

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LG dvd external drive not recognized by computer


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(IE. Computer tries to install driver for BD burner, but ultimately fails, and gives the message. "Unsuccessful" and/or "Microsoft Windows stopped device. Error 43") The SATA CONNECTION on my BD burner's EXTERNAL CASE had gone bad.
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It has a DVD drive, so it SHOULD be just a matter of buying the Windows 8 DVD and booting off the DVD into Windows 8 Setup. A 'clean install' is recommended; you may not be able to upgrade from your current version of Windows (this machine came with XP and Vista).

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