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Old 07-07-2019, 08:50 AM   #1
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Running CD disc's on WIN 10 ?


Some time ago, I folded to the "free" WIN 10 upgrade and loaded it on my HP tower PC that had the WIN 7 OS on it. A couple of days ago I dug out some CD discs (DVD+R) to view on our PC. The disc's have a LOT of our old digital photos and home video recorded movies burned on to them.

Whenever I put a CD disc in my PC's CD drive, it will not " auto play". So I did my research and found out the free WIN 10 upgrade did not furnish the drivers to play CD's in their upgrade. (to my understanding at least)

And I also found out that I have had the free WIN 10 too long now, to reload my old WIN 7 back in to my PC.

So when I opened the files on any of our many DVD + R disc in the PC's drive "E", it shows the disc has BUP, IFO and VOB files on it. More clicks done on the individual files, and I get the message to basically "fergitaboutit" ...as its not happening on WIN 10.

So what software do I need to get, just so that I can run our old factory CD's, along with the photo/movie DVD+R discs on WIN 10 ? TIA...
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Not a techy but perhaps the free upgrade didn't have Media Player (WMP) or it's not set up as a default. There's a number of Internet hits on how to look for it and set it up. If it didn't come with the bundle, I'm guessing it's a free MS download. Others might have some thoughts on other free players they like.
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Try VLC Player. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
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You should be able to do it natively in windows 10 without VLC (though VLC is a pretty good software for the record.)

Go here - https://www.windowscentral.com/how-c...lay-windows-10

Scroll down to the section titled "How to configure more specific AutoPlay default settings" and follow instructions for audio CD.
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Open windows Explorer, navigate to the drive, and see if you can see the files. If so, double click one of them. If the file opens a graphics program that you have set as the default, everything is working fine. You need to set the "Auto Run" on that drive. The version of OS does not make any difference. This has been an option for a CD drive since the beginning when CD drives first came on the market. There is an option for every drive to either auto run, or not. And then on the disk itself, there must be a small piece of code to execute. Did you add a file on the disk when you recorded the files to auto start? If not, and the option is set, there is nothing to do. I never liked that option on any version of any OS, so I always turned it off.
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Thank you very much for the above tip. The VLC is working great for me while running my photo and video cd's.
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You may want to move the files off the DVD's and possibly onto new DVDs while the old DVD's still work.

writing media like that has a finite lifespan. What happens is the foil film breaks down over time. making the data completely unrecoverable
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VLC is the way to go. Works on Smart Phones, too.
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Open windows Explorer, navigate to the drive, and see if you can see the files. If so...
And if not?
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This started with Windows 8; Microsoft removed the ability to play CDs and DVDs. VLC has been my solution as well.
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This started with Windows 8; Microsoft removed the ability to play CDs and DVDs. VLC has been my solution as well.
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What on earth were they thinking?
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And to think 10 years ago I feared my collection of 120 VHS tapes with the 70's 80's and 90's great movies on them, would soon self destruct from age.
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Compress the audio tracks to mp3 and put the CDs in a cool dry place for long term storage. mp3 is about 1 minute per megabyte so a gig on your win10 hard drive is at least 12 hours of music.
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You absolutely MUST move your data off those old DVDs...

I have DVDrs that are 10 years old that are completely unreadable.
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You absolutely MUST move your data off those old DVDs...

I have DVDrs that are 10 years old that are completely unreadable.
i still have some cd'r from the beginning of 2000 (first one's) and they still work perfectly, the only ones that re bad were those that were abused (lot of scratches) dvd and cd are still the most reliable media, all the flash memory i had (usb stick, sd card,...) were bad after 5-7 years
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