Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to John Whittaker)
I am running a MacBook Pro 13" i7 Late 2011 and have had no problems with the DVD on the Windows side even before the 5.02 Drivers were released.
In My Windows 8 Control Panel > Device MANAGER
The seventh item down is DVD/CD-ROM drives
Expening this item by clicking the arrow to expand the device clearly shows my DVD as a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-8A8 ATA Device.
Windows should be showing something if you are using DEVICE MANAGER under the Control Panel in Windows
In the BootCamp Windows Support Software - BootCamp5.0.5033 you downloaded from Apple
Locate the BootCamp > Drivers > Apple directory (folder)
There will be a file there titled AppleODDInstaller64.exe right click this file and select Run as administrator.
Let us know if this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to rtheb)
Agreed and same here, but just to clarify: for me Device Manager is Control Panel > System and Security, under the System heading; otherwise Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers, double click on the computer name, then click the Hardware tab.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to John Whittaker)
I always use View By LARGE ICONS instead of by CATEGORY which is a lot easier for me to use.
But to each his own!
So does Windows 8 show your DVD devices or not?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to rtheb)
For me, yes, and always did (and everywhere else as well), though we need to know how it is for the OP. I am talking about default Windows system settings.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 1:19 AM (in response to FakeFlow)
I was having same issue here!
I found this solution:
If you go to start menu just type Device Manager.
-Go to View and choose Show hidden devices.
after I did this my DVD/CD ROM drives appeared and my DVD drive apperead listed as
OPTIARC DVD RW AD -5690H ATA DEVICE , but greyed out.
If you click on it you can search for drivers, but Windows says I have the latest required ones.
Then go to Google and search for drivers of your drive.
Install , and restart.
Should be working now!