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How to fix CD / DVD Drive not showing up in Windows 8

Just installed Windows 8… which is a LOT faster than Windows 7 at pretty much everything- but I’m still not sold on the crazy new UI and there are a few things which seem quite mental. Noticed yesterday that, despite having installed from a DVD, my DVD drives just disappeared! Lucky full-windows8.com had blogged how to fix this with a weird registry hack;

They recommend you run this from the admin command prompt;

reg.exe add “HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0″ /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0×00000001

Repeat for additional drives, incrementing the very last number each time. Worked for me. Mental.

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