There are IDE and SATA DVDRW drives for under 30ish bucks for desktops. Just determine which it is and put in the new drive. For IDE the only step I do is match the master/slave jumper setting on the new drive.
i have an old office used desktop pc ( gateway or Hp ??) with winXP. currently only has cd ROM drive. i've been using an external dvd-r for needs but its lame.. Can i put a cd/dvd -r drive from a dell 3000 deminsion pc into it??
DO i need more than a ( free ) download to make this happen ? please help.