can the super drive work on a windows 8 pc
- Asked by Mark M from Chesterfield
- Jan 11, 2013
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Tricky situation ... Technically, is should be able to, (with minor Hardware modifications) as it is using a USB as a Connector, but, thou mentioned as MINOR modifications, its not so easy as it is made out to sound. But Apple have encoded the drive so it should be able to identify and reject any computer if it is not on the "APPROVED" list, which ironically include certain MAC computers as well.
It can be setup to be 'SHARED' over a WIFI Network as well.
But to be on the safe side, IF you intent to connect it straight to a Windows PC, 3.1 --> 8, I would have to say NO, it will NOT work with default Factory Settings.
- Answered by Thomas B from Shelton
- Jul 2, 2013
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I suppose this information might no longer be relevant to the original poster but it might still be relevant for others.
Essentially, yes, the superdrive will work on a windows 8 (or 7, or 8.1, or XP, etc...) pc on a powered USB port, just the same as it will work on a mac running bootcamp and windows 8. All you need to do is to the relevant install the drivers.
- Answered by Luis Miguel S
- Jan 22, 2015
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No the super drive is meant for MACS that do not have a inbuilt cd drive.
- Answered by Melissa R from Nowra Hill
- Jul 2, 2013
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Does this work on a pc with windows 7/8 ?
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- Feb 9, 2013
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will the Apple wireless KB work on a PC with Windows 8 o/s ?
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- Nov 26, 2012
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