In my previous post I mentioned a LG super multi blue blu-ray burner. Its model is BH10LS30. Nice looking drive wasn't to expensive and would do the job.
Oh how wrong I was. I installed the drive had my Windows 7 Disc ready and opened it in booted up and asked it to boot from the disc. It plods along and gets to the GUI installer Then it stops loading from the drive and starts staying that it needs a driver to access the optical media. How the hell does that work. It just booted off the drive and then says it cant read it. I think "ok ill pop the driver disc that came with it in" 1st of all it reads the disc in the drive (so its using the device to find a driver to use the device) and the disc that came with the drive has no drivers on it at all, just software.
After some googleing I find other people with the issue and some blame windows, others blame LG. So i check the LS site and find it there. The support site that it links you to "lgservice.com" however claims the device does not exist and that there is no support for it. So I try the live chat. After not understanding my issue for 5 mins the guy tells me that it must be a fault with the Windows installer disc and to contact them.
After all this i found out that older versions of windows didn't have the issue with the drive. So i grab my Windows 7 Beta disc and use that. Installs and works. However the beta trial period has expired and it is in limited use mode. So i think maybe it will let me update to the new windows 7 disc and i can avoid the boot installation. First it installed the x86 version of windows and second it wont let you update form the beta anyway.
I think ill just use a USB dvd drive...