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Generic USB 3.0 External Blu-Ray Drive not recognized?

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    Generic USB 3.0 External Blu-Ray Drive not recognized?

    Hi team,

    In 2013, I bought a Blu-Ray Drive very similiar to the below link:

    Black USB 3 0 External BLU RAY Drive Player DVD RW FOR Laptops Macbook PC NEW | eBay

    As you can see, I don't have a model number or manufacturer. The drive worked perfectly in Windows 7, but since upgrading to Windows 8.1 the USB drive isn't being recognized, is there anything I can do to get the drive working again?

    Many thanks,


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Generic USB 3.0 External Blu-Ray Drive not recognized?

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