how to open DVD and CD

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Rajendra Yadav, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Rajendra Yadav

    Rajendra Yadav MDL Novice

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    After installing win8,i mn't able to open motherboard and other DVD and CD on notebook.kindly suggest some solution.......
     
  2. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Sorry, I don't understand what exactly you're asking. Do you mean how do you play a DVD or CD after installing Windows 8? Windows Media Player should still play CDs, but not DVDs. For DVDs you can install the Media Center component http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/31934-Perfecting-Windows-Media-Center-in-Windows-8/page4?p=583617&viewfull=1#post583617, install another media player like VLC (VideoLAN), or install a codec pack (Windows 8 Codec pack v1.11 I think is the latest) to still be able to use Windows Media Player with DVDs.
     
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  3. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    My guess is he got a driver problem.
     
  4. Rajendra Yadav

    Rajendra Yadav MDL Novice

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    example-how to install drivers from dvd that I got along with the notebook.....
     
  5. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    If the dvd is not an OS install dvd but a dvd with drivers then you can just install them. But even if you can install drivers from the dvd, don't do that! Download the latest drivers from your notebook manufacturers website.

    Alternatively (and even better) if you know what you're doing, download the drivers for each device from the device manufacturers website. For example: download drivers for nvidia graphics card from nvidia, intel chipset drivers from intel site, realtek audio drivers from realtek and so on.

    The last option is sometimes better, cause nvidia for example has drivers especially optimized for windows 8 which won't be on your notebook manufacturer's site as windows 8 never shipped with that particular model (yet).
     
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  6. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Couldn't agree more. I'm always preaching to my customers to never bother using the driver CD(s) that they get with hardware they purchased. :) They don't even make good coasters.

    arrr!
     
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