Solved No way to turn on DVD player in W10 (it was easier in W7)

January 1, 2016 at 09:13:20
Specs: Windows 10
I put the DVD in and get nothing but a spinning DVD hoe can I get it to play or where is the on/off key it's very frustrating after having windows 7 and everything was there no need to download anything now every thing you want you have to go here or there All I want is to know how to turn on the DVD player in windows 10??????

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#1
January 1, 2016 at 10:19:15
Beginning with Windows 10, Microsoft wants $15 bucks for a DVD player while you can download VLC from Microsoft Windows Store for free - I ain't kidding - read this for yourself.

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#2
January 1, 2016 at 12:50:14
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Yes VLC is great. It can do a whole lot more than play discs too. It can play just about any video file you throw at it and (generalising) is often a better choice than whatever is provided. Here's the link:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.e...

If you install VLC and nothing happens when you insert a disc then go to "Control Panel > AutoPlay" and set the CD/DVD associations there to open with VLC.

Windows 10 eh. Having just upgraded I now know how good my Win 8.1 was.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
January 1, 2016 at 13:12:26
Windows 10 eh. Having just upgraded I now know how good my Win 8.1 was.

Hey Derek - Congratulations - you made it!

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#4
January 1, 2016 at 13:33:24
Soooo, duz that mean that win-8.1 is betta then win-10...; and maybe we ought to stay with win-8.1 (unless we really need win-10)?

It would seem M$ is keen to extract cash (and thus make us pay) for this "free" upgrade in other ways...?


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#5
January 1, 2016 at 13:39:49
XUser

Yeah, see #14 here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#6
January 1, 2016 at 13:57:20
That "tres longue"post is a real put you off going with win-10; unless you have a more or less new (or nearly new) computer...; and of course don't want to use dvd?

Have to say after reading that post referred to #15 I'm more than a little konphused as to what the differences are now between the download for win-10 which I grabbed a while back (haven't run it yet) and presumably what may now be available for download?

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#7
January 1, 2016 at 14:23:14
trvlr

Right now my Win 8.1 ran better than Win 10 but I've not completely done yet (something might come to me, or some future MS update could help). It was worse immediately after the initial install. It least I can now turn the darned thing off.

As for the download it depends when you took it.
It would be worth getting the latest. I just used the MS feature this time and I don't think I was any worse off for doing so.

EDIT:
Age of system is one of many variables. Our Win7 laptop was several years older than this one and it took to Win 10 like a duck to water. I probably assumed Win 8.1 would do even better but that thought proved to be dubious.

To save boring our poor poster maybe that lounge post would be as good as anywhere to chew the cud on this aside and other Win 10 related issues.

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