Opening Superdrive in Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by surflordca, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    I just installed Windows XP Pro through Parallels. What a great program by the way. Here is my problem. When in Windows the Superdrive won't open. I have to log out of Windows to open it. Then I can insert a Windows CD and reopen windows and have access to it. Does anyone know how to open the drive through Windows :confused:
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    In Windows Explorer right click the drive and select Eject.
     
  3. surflordca thread starter macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    Oh ya. Now don't I feel stupid. Something so simple :eek:
     
  4. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, if you inserted the Leopard install Disc 1 at the end of the Windows installation and installed all the Windows drivers, it makes the Eject button on the keyboard work for Windows too.
     
  5. surflordca thread starter macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    Is it to late to do this since it's after Windows is installed? I'm afraid if I try I might screw something up unless someone like you tells me it's ok to try. Alway been a Windows guy but trying real hard to be an :apple: guy :) It's just that I have so much money tied up in Windows software that I have to run windows. :mad:
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The drivers were made for Boot Camp'D Windows, but they'll work fine in Parallels.
     

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