PLEASE IGNORE FOLLOWING QUESTION - for a reason know only to Win 7, the issue resolved itself and the OS recognized the Plextor drive. All is well that ends well. I am probably making this harder than it really is. A Plextor PX-755UF was my Old Faithful for ripping with EAC back when. The PC I used to use it with is now running Win 7 Pro (x64) which does not recognize the old Plextor, and I have not been able to locate a driver for that OS-hardware combination. Actually, I have found several websites, I know nothing about, that purport to have a driver, but they all want me to sign up, install software, and run a scan before going further. I am not comfortable with that program unless somebody I trust vouches for the website. I want to get back to ripping CD's with EAC and encoding mp3's with LAME. I am open to a software solution to use the old PX 755UF or to buying a new drive. The computer I would like to use, the one mentioned, above running Win 7, has only USB 2. I do have a new laptop with faster connections - USB 3 and whatever. What is the best option to get back to making high quality mp3's? Any help would be greatly appreciate!