External CD Writer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hoaxcoder, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. hoaxcoder macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2009

    I am new to mac, I just bought a 27" iMac last week. I am going to use it tomorrow in a photo shoot and the software that I am going to use runs only on windows. I bought Parallels 5 to run Windows XP. In the package that I am going to offer there is a CD with the photo, so I don't want to damage the internal CD writer of the iMac and I bought an external CD-R. I don't know why it doesn't want to run on Windows using Parallels, the CD-R is a Lite-On USB 2.0. I hope anyone can help me with this because I have to resolve this problem tonight because I need it for tomorrow!!.. I will appreciate your quick response.

  2. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    Why don't you just use the internal one? I don't understand or see a way you can damage it.
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
    i dont think windows natively supports cd burning, not without burning software, and yes why not use the internal one, as far as damaging it goes, you would have to burn thousands of discs before the drive would even possibly show any signs of damage, if thats even possible,

    for burning software try Roxio Toast, or Nero ;)

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