Updating cd drive
When I did an upgrade to 10 from a Win 7 Home on an old laptop, it defaulted to a local account. Reboot the system My DVD drive was then automatically recognised. I have just updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and when I plug in a any USB drives are not recognised.
When I switched to a Microsoft account in Settings, I automatically got the PIN associated with the MS Account. Copy/type the following and enter add "HKLM\System\Current Control Set\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v Enum Device1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 3. The fix was for Windows 8/8.1 but it worked perfectly for Windows 10. I have tried a USB stick which worked but not drives do not.
The whole process will take less than a few minutes and is very easy.
Now, nowhere on my PC, and I mean nowhere, is my DVD/CD drive recognised as existing. Reboot the system My DVD drive was then automatically recognised. I have taken the side panel off my PC and all cables are properly plugged in. Please, can somebody help as I really need to burn a disk tonight? My computer is an upgraded Dell E510 with 4 gb ram from Win7 to Win10.
There is no DVD drive showing in Device Manager or in Settings Devices. The fix was for Windows 8/8.1 but it worked perfectly for Windows 10. The upgrade went off without a hitch until I discovered that my dvd drive had disappeared. Now it does not show in the Device Manager and in fact cd/dvd drives are not even listed. I had VLC player installed to view movies so I uninstalled, rebooted, and reinstalled. An external drive works but what is the use of having an internal drive if the computer cant see it. Bad things happen when wrong things get typed in there.
Most annoying for me is not being able to set a PIN password when logging in on ex-Windows 7 Home Premium upgrades followed closely by the upgrade messing up my folder permissions (due to setting up an MS account).
Top tip, if anyone says you must run a 'clean install', ignore them. My FREE upgrade seemed to work well but I found several glitches including the above.
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