No additional drivers are needed for this drive (All versions of Windows all the way back to Windows 98 have drivers included), so be careful of sites trying to take advantage of this fact and will try to install some sort of "Driver detection" software. There is a firmware upgrade that can be used below. Also a manual, so you can setup the slave/master settings on the IDE cable. All DVD and CD Writers need software to uses the device such as Nero and others. This software has any interface software that is needed to function the drive.If the driver is not appearing in Windows, check the cables, power, IDE ribbons. If it is still not appearing it may be faulty.