1.    22 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    22 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Install VLC Media Player and forget about Windows Media Player.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    22 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,985
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by derekellis81 View Post
    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    22 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,647
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    23 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,475
    Windows 10 Professional

    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

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000076.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	127.0 KB 
ID:	33396
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Music in Windows 7 Media Player transferred to Windows 10 Player ?
​I have a lot of music saved into Windows Media Player on Windows 7. I am aware that the new Windows 10 Upgrade will not have Windows Media Player, but that another player will either come within the Upgrade or a new music player is available. So...
Software and Apps
Windows DVD Player Skipping
I was watching a DVD using the Windows DVD Player, and the movie kept skipping. I thought it was a damaged DVD that Netflix sent me, so I sent the DVD back for a replacement. When I received the replacement today, it was also skipping. Then it...
Software and Apps
Windows 10 DVD Player
So I noticed that the Windows 10 DVD Player was released by Microsoft. However... why is it asking me to pay $14.99 for it? I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate (so I have 10 Pro), and I had read that it would be free to those customers.
Software and Apps
Windows DVD Player
So I have upgraded from a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and according to KB Article 3081704 I should be able to get it. Any reason why I only see $14.99 on the windows store?
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums