Can Microsoft PlayReady be safely removed in W10?

  1. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Internet Security Specialty.
       #1

    Can Microsoft PlayReady be safely removed in W10?


    Hi -

    I've been questioning PlayReady for some time now and I wonder if it can be safely and completely removed.

    For those not familiar with it, see here...

    Code:
    https://www.microsoft.com/playready/
    Opinions?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       #2

    You can simply paste a link/URL copied from the Address bar and it will be clickable.
    Microsoft PlayReady - Home

    I don't find PlayReady on my computers, did you get it from the Store? If so it should be uninstallable.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Compumind said: View Post
    I've been questioning PlayReady for some time now and I wonder if it can be safely and completely removed...
    Berton said: View Post
    I don't find PlayReady on my computers, did you get it from the Store? If so it should be uninstallable.
    PlayReady is built into apps, notably it's the DRM management in Silverlight. I don't think it's 'installed' as a separate item...

    Microsoft said:
    When the user initiates playback of the protected content for the first time, the Silverlight client contacts the PlayReady License Server to obtain a license (the License Server is controlled by you or your service provider). If the License Server approves the request, it issues a license that is used by the client to decrypt the particular media file. The content can then be played.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...838192(v=vs.95)

    For Microsoft's full documentation see...
    https://www.microsoft.com/playready/documents/
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       #4

    PlayReady is built into apps, notably it's the DRM management in Silverlight. I don't think it's 'installed' as a separate item...
    My computers don't have Silverlight either.
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