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#1 kanchu22

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

Hi, I cannot play any cds or dvds in my windows 8. Where can I get a dvd/cd-rom device driver for wndows 8??

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

Optical drives don't need any extra drivers. Its driver comes with Windows.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:49 PM

One thing to remember is that you will need DVD playing software to play DVD movies in Windows 8 since Microsoft does not provide playback of Video DVDs unlike what they did provide in Windows 7. Something like a Windows 8 compatible version of PowerDVD and Others.

 

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/qa-playing-dvd-movies-in-windows-8/

Q&A: Playing DVD Movies in Windows 8 By J.D. BIERSDORFER
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Does Windows 8 have a DVD player program for watching movies? If so, how do I find it?

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Windows 8 does not include a default video player for watching movies on DVD. In a company blog post last year, Microsoft representatives cited the decline in disc sales and licensing fees for DVD player software as factors in the decision. Windows 8 should be able to read data stored on DVD discs; if not, check with your hardware manufacturer for troubleshooting tips.

 

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