finding DVD player on my Dell Inspiron Windows 8

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finding DVD player on my Dell Inspiron Windows 8

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I cannot find how to play a DVD on my Dell Inspiron laptop. I am used to Windows 7 and the new OS is not explicit about how to do this. Can anyone help?

Thanks

Peter

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  • Hi Peter,

    Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro don't come with DVD movie playback capability. You can use PowerDVD, if you had opted for Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials at the point of sale. You can check the "System Configuration" by punching in the Service Tag by visiting the link provided below:
    http://dell.to/QjjZDA

    You will need to purchase the Windows Media Center Pack or download a free codec pack for playing DVD's if, Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials is not configured.

    Please let me know if you need further assistance.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Rajath N
    Dell Social Media and Community Professional
    Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
    Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

  • That sucks! How can we get a downgrade to Windows 7 that WILL play DVDs?!

  • bcdaddy

    That sucks! How can we get a downgrade to Windows 7 that WILL play DVDs?!

    try VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • how do I play a cd on my windows 7 computer
  • Doris Kay
    how do I play a cd on my windows 7 computer

    Window Media Player should

    my Dells:
    Precision M6300 - XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04
    Latitude D620 - XP Pro SP3
    Precision M6300 - Windows 7

  • So let me understand this. I bought a Dell for the first time and unlike any other computer I have ever purchased it does NOT play DVD's? That can't be right
  • peterwengraf

    I cannot find how to play a DVD on my Dell Inspiron laptop. I am used to Windows 7 and the new OS is not explicit about how to do this. Can anyone help?

    Thanks

    Peter

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  • You can get a dvd player/burner at BestBuy for $30.