Does installing AnyDVD scan for new hardware?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by dbminter, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. dbminter

    dbminter Well-Known Member

    I have an internal optical drive that I no longer use because it's a slim model and the little "cap" that holds discs in place keeps popping off. In effect, it's "dead." So, I don't want it recognized by Windows anymore, but I also don't want to crack open the case and take it out/swap in a replacement. What I'd done was use Device Manager to Disable the device so Windows wouldn't recognize it anymore. I updated to AnyDVD today and the device returned to Windows. The only explanation I can think of is AnyDVD's update did it.

    So, when AnyDVD is installed, does its installation package "scan" for new hardware?

  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    Does it scan? No. The moment is installed and ready for use in windows, it'll be good anydvd too.

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  3. dbminter

    dbminter Well-Known Member

    That's weird. The drive was still Disabled and invisible to File Explorer and ImgBurn before I updated AnyDVD today. After updating AnyDVD, the drive was Enabled again and I had to manually Disable it again.
  4. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    This is (unfortunately?) by design. To avoid the requirement to reboot the computer after AnyDVD installation, the installer disables all optical drives, updates the driver and enables them. The side effect is indeed, that a previously disabled drive will be enabled.
  5. dbminter

    dbminter Well-Known Member

    Thanks for confirming that this was expected behavior from an AnyDVD installation. I figured it had to be given that it was still invisible to Windows before the update and then became visible again after the update.