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Windows 7: Win 8 confusion

05 Nov 2012   #11
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
dvds

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
You'd probably be fine with standard Windows 8 (there are only two editions - std, and Pro).
Bear in mind that neither edition will play DVD's natively - both require the purchase of an add-on for such functionality.
Read the comparisons available, and use the Upgrade Assistant (you can cancel out at any time until you've paid for the upgrade!)

>>I am very glad you told me about the dvds.
I have Flip cameras for the grandchildren and we are always playing MP4 family files with Ashampoo on the pc.
I do not understand much about add ons and prices. Can you help out?
When I upgrade, how do I get the addon and how much does it cost?
Social security might dictate that I keep Win 7 till I have to change even though the $40 lasts through January. I have a desktop and laptop.


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05 Nov 2012   #12
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

As I understand it, mp4's aren't affected, it's only commercial DVD movies.

Chances are that you'll already have an alternative player installed

I'm really not the best person to ask for details - my knowledge of Win8 is fairly sketchy.
I suggest that you post in eightforums.com for the details.
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05 Nov 2012   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Try VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS! It's what I use, and I've had no problems with it under W8x64.
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05 Nov 2012   #14
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

plus 1 for VLC. The $40 upgrade you are referring to is for Windows 8 Pro, at least that was what I got. It is basically the same as Windows 7 Home Premium, except you have a couple of additional features like Bit Locker available. If you are still thinking about upgrading, then I would recommend 8 Pro. You can install 8 in a dual boot with 7 and use both OS. There is a lot of good info on Windows 8 in the Windows 8 Forum and I recommend you take a look there.
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06 Nov 2012   #15
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
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Dvd movies makes more sense -that is why I keep asking before I pull the trigger.
I had VLC and it is ok but when I removed it with revo, I have never seen such a program with residual files.
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