Windows itself should be fine, I think.
The only downsides I can think of modern drives:
- They spin too fast (Nero Drive Speed tool can help)
- They may nolonger support older "books"
- They nolonger can be made RC-0 (used to work via DOS/ATAPI with tools that supported 2000s era drives)
- They nolonger have analog audio.
So for the latter, there won't be music in some CD-ROM games that talk to the drive directly through MCI, not Media Player. *maybe*
It's been a while since I tinkered with this, however.
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In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall..." - The Minstrel
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