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#1 BeachGaBulldog


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 07:28 AM

Yesterday, I bought a new ASUS laptop. A friend of mine took all of my music, pictures, etc., from my old laptop, burned them to 2 CDs, and when I insert one in, it starts out like its spinning, then goes quiet, so how do I play a CD in Windows 8?

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:10 AM

Just a guess but might not be set to auto-play.Right click the drive and choose  play,should work for you.

That allows you to play the songs one at a time.If you want to listen to the whole CD you'll have to add it to your media player.Hope that helps.

Edited by Plumber, 22 April 2015 - 10:19 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 02:16 PM

As a general rule it is better to have autoplay (and other auto run systems) turned off, as keeping them off makes it harder to get infected with a virus via removable media. You should be able to play any file on the cd disc or open any image on it by browsing in "my computer" (sometimes called "this pc" on windows 8.1) for the cd drive (usually E:\) and searching through the folders on it to find the file you want to open, then double clicking the file. In your specific case you will want to also copy all the files and folders on the discs onto somewhere on the hard-drive of the new machine.

Edited by rp88, 22 April 2015 - 02:17 PM.

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My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB

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