Windows DVD Player


  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows DVD Player


    I was running Windows 7 and did the free upgrade to Windows 10.

    I know that W10 does not have Windows Media Center, which is being replaced with Windows DVD Player.

    Windows DVD Player is an add on App for a fee. If you upgrade, Microsoft will give you a free copy of Windows DVD Player.

    I did a clean installation (after the upgrade) and now my system wont read DVD's. I think that somehow my "free" copy of Windows DVD player is missing.

    Anyone know how to resolve this? If I get my free upgrade, I better be able to also get my free Windows DVD Player too.
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  2. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #2

    Install VLC Media Player and forget about Windows Media Player.
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  3. Posts : 12,460
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    derekellis81 said:
    I was running Windows 7 and did the free upgrade to Windows 10.

    I know that W10 does not have Windows Media Center, which is being replaced with Windows DVD Player.

    Windows DVD Player is an add on App for a fee. If you upgrade, Microsoft will give you a free copy of Windows DVD Player.

    I did a clean installation (after the upgrade) and now my system wont read DVD's. I think that somehow my "free" copy of Windows DVD player is missing.

    Anyone know how to resolve this? If I get my free upgrade, I better be able to also get my free Windows DVD Player too.
    I got the free DVD Player about a week after doing the Upgrade of Win10 Home over Win7 w/SP1 Home Premium. I think the clean install wiped out any knowledge of the updates and you may get it back later on after doing the updates again. I haven't done the Free Upgrade on my Win8.1 with WMC yet, may wait awhile.
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  4. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #4

    Microsoft rolls out Windows DVD Player for Windows 10 users - Windows 10 Forums

    You should receive the DVD player if your Win 7 was Home Premium or better.
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  5. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #5

    In all of it's 'basic-ness', still a handy App, much more so, as I have my large screen TV hooked up to the PC, and it doesn't screw up the resolution.
    Watching my 'treasured' Supertramp Live in Paris '79 DVD

    Windows DVD Player-000076.jpg
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