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  1. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       07 Aug 2015 #11

    Everything here is in mp3 format as far as audio files. mpeg II files no longer according to blogs about MS removing that type of support from WMP for 8. Upon seeing Windows DVD Player listed among the apps that come included MS apparently wasn't going to striip everything out of Windows but split it up by taking WMP apart along with it being a separate download if you went for the Home edition. Pro was left seeing WMP included in Windows since MS was already charging more for it!

    The main "excuse"? according to some of those early 8 non MS blogs about that upcoming version prior to it's release back in 2012 was that MS was making the claim that WMP no longer needed to see dvd playback and video codecs since there are already so many players on the web people can choose from. The problem is is that a good number of so called freebies often see IE toolbar installers or some other forms of adwares that get picked up by the updated forms of web filtering some av programs feature. The download for the freebie is often flagged and contained in a vault by the filtering processes some security wares offer!

    One of the few free players that come the closest to WMPlayer is called MPlayer for Media Player which I had downloaded for a laptop that while having 7 and WMP 12 was unable to play dvd movies on it for some reason. That was on the 32bit 7 Home Premium edition that came preinstalled on an HP laptop. So why is it that a clean install of 7 HP on a mini tower case doesn' run into the same problem? MS knows!
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       07 Aug 2015 #12

    WMP in fact can play mp3 and also mpeg files. Maybe you miss some components there? Installing WMP again should fix that.

    Microsoft already had removed DVD support in Windows 8 - they just did no longer want to spend the licensing fee. Most computer manufacturers then responded by delivering their own DVD Player with their PCs. This player should then be able to play DVDs and maybe (I have not tested that), with the codec which this manufacturer provided DVD player brings, maybe with this codec also WMP can play DVDs again.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
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       07 Aug 2015 #13

    As things turned it wasn't so much of removing so much out of WMP as it was seeing MS not include WMP any longer in the Home edition of each new version of Windows starting with 8 but still seeing it listed as a free player listed at the MS download center. The Windows DVD Player on the other hand is something new MS is toying with that has MS providing likely generic codecs which by they can then get around the previously seen licensing fees.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       07 Aug 2015 #14

    Good to see that you got your problems sorted out! :-)
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Upstate NY, USA
    Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       07 Aug 2015 #15

    I had Windows Media Player in my standard 8.1 installation from the get go. I never had to download it. It is now also present and working in Windows 10 Home after the upgrade. As far as I know, it was never removed from any version of Windows. The Media Center was removed but Media Player was always there. They did remove support for playing DVD's but the player itself was never removed from any version and always worked for CD's, MP3's, WMA, WMV and most other video formats.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       07 Aug 2015 #16

    I am using CS6 on Win 10 Pro with zero problems. Maybe PS5 is not compatible with Windows 10.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,005
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       07 Aug 2015 #17

    Also try here for compatibility on software and hardware to get an idea how it works for some.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...patCenter/Home
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
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       07 Aug 2015 #18

    A MS Live account or other MS type account has to be logged into first before you can run the See What Works search engine there. And guess what? I already got Acronis True Image 2010 on without a hitch after I had to perform a second upgrade install to get anything but pc games to install correctly!

    The search engine there shows "no info check with software publisher: which of course only shows the original release notes on a page full of other products and mentions the need to contact sales to acquire a newer version which we already know. It will depend a lot on how long the program has been out and how much circulation it saw since there are endless tons of programs as well as utility apps to av softwares that likely may not even show up at all. The products from the better known companies are the most likely to be displayed however even if you still end up at the manufacturer's support site!
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       07 Aug 2015 #19

    Joergi said: View Post
    Sure you should backup your things before starting something huge like an OS upgrade. For me the upgrade went smoothly, just like for millions other users as well.
    It was the smoothest upgrade i've ever had from Microsoft. No errors at all and it took 35 minutes. I read some of these complaints and just have to wonder whats going on.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2014
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       07 Aug 2015 #20

    Jarfaru said: View Post
    It was the smoothest upgrade i've ever had from Microsoft. No errors at all and it took 35 minutes. I read some of these complaints and just have to wonder whats going on.
    Glad to hear things went smoothly at your end! For me it was a chance to get familiar with some of the problems that could come up from a diagnostic point of view as well as dissecting the new OS! Granted I still had to go back to a few of the guides to check up on what works! And I also found out that do not put all your money in the upgrade too soon!

    Wait a bit however to see if any new updates going on or trying to get more of the old programs to run on 10 has an OOPS! Some going to use one of the new apps that come with 10 suddenly find themselves in a jam where the upgrade didn't actually go as well as they thought it did due to something not going on fully but not used right away! It can happen with any version of any software where a fresh install then becomes a necessity at times to correct a glitch or two!
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