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Lg dvd rw installation

Hi our computer is not recognizing our lg dvd rw. we just installed it and it's not showing up at all. help!

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Did you install the software first? Sometimes If you jump the gun and install the drive before the software it will not recognize it...

Try updating the driver here:

http://www.downloadtube.com/Drivers/Firmware/LG/

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