Windows 10 DVD Player

Dear Computer Lady,

I have a laptop with Windows 10, and I wanted to play a DVD movie on the laptop.

When I put in the DVD, Windows 10 said there was no program installed to play the DVD, and then wanted me to buy a movie player for fifteen dollars.

I thought a movie player came with Winodws, do I really have to buy one from Microsoft?

Thanks, JG

Dear JG,

It appears that Windows 10 does not come with a DVD player, but you can get a good, open source (free) media player and install it on your Windows 10 computer.

I have used VLC Media Player from and it works quite well. You can download it from their website and once installed you can use it to play your DVDs.



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