What is wrong with Windows 7?

vbimport

#1

Or: why do the manufacturers of optical drives release lots of firmware updates with “Windows 7 compatibility” in the changelog?
This started with TSST (Samsung), including OEMs like Dell, and now (31-10-2009) LG released a whole bunch of new firmware versions on their korean website - the only thing I was able to read there was “Windows 7” :confused:

So, if optical drives need firmware updates to work properly with 7, what is different in its handling of ODD compared to Vista and older flavours of Wintendo?

Michael


#2

Hmmmm… don’t know myself I’m using the same FW SB04 on all of my Samsung SH-S203B drives
on XP Pro 32 bit, Vista Ultimate 64 bit, and Windows 7 64 bit and I can see no difference in the way they
burn on any of the three OS’s they all burn the same no matter which OS I’m using at the time when I
decide to burn something. :confused:


#3

Yea, seems strange.

I am running Win7 on three systems with 10 different ODD and have not had a single problem


#4

I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re all doing this just to show that their drives work with Windows 7, in case they wonder if consumers are specifically checking if their drives offer Windows 7 support. Makes me wonder if the new firmware does anything at all, probably other than add support for new media.

My old Lite-on SOHW-1693S works perfectly well in Windows 7 (64-bit) and it hasn’t had a firmware update in a couple of years. :slight_smile:


#5

my 223Bs are still on SB02 and work fine in Win7