My laptop's memory recently filled up :a so I wentout and bought a 160GB HD from IO DATA [HDH-U160] (I live in rural northern Japan, not the most choice, but if I go to a big city, like Sapporo, I can probably get more.) and an IO Data external DVD burner [DVR-iUN16W]. My main question is, before I open the box (I can't return it then.) Will the Eng Windows have problems with the Jap drivers? I know Win XP isn't supposed to have these probs, but I've had problems w/ other programs installing (a printer driver). I also can't find the Eng drivers on the IO Data website, or through Google. Help? よろしくお願いします。 Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu(Please be nice to me.)
Oh yes. If the device names are in Japanese you are doomed to have troubles at the core level. Fortunately most drivers follow the Microsoft WHQL standards.