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Windows 7: No Play DVD Button...

01 Oct 2010   #1
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 
No Play DVD Button...

OK, here is the situation... I have a media sharing setup at my home with 5 PCs running Win7 Media Center. I also have a similar setup running at a clients house with a total of 5 PCs. My client recently purchased a new Dell laptop and I cannot get it to play any of the shared movies (even if drop them onto its' HDD), nor will it play a DVD through Media Center.

Matter of fact there isnt even a "Play DVD" button when you enter the "Movies" section... Here is a screenie to show you all: No Play DVD Button...-win7-media-center-oddity-no-play-dvd-button-movie-section.jpg

I have never seen this in any install of Win7, any ideas???




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08 Oct 2010   #2
BcSoceror55

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thats interesting. I have not seen that before but I have just started using MCE. Have you looked at trying something like Media Center Studio Media Center Studio
Maybe you can re-enable the button? No idea if it will work or not but I have used media center studio to remove everything that I didn't want in MCE.
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08 Oct 2010   #3
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

I would try removing WMC, rebooting, and re-adding it.
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08 Oct 2010   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could also try scannow
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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08 Oct 2010   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

See if this post helps you out,

No "play dvd" icon in media center
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14 Oct 2010   #6
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
I would try removing WMC, rebooting, and re-adding it.
Desslok:

I realize that you were only trying to help, but you cannot do what you stated!

There is no way to remove WMC and reinstall it, that was the first thing I investigated... It is integrated into Win7. It doesnt even show up as an option under Control Panel --> Programs & Features --> Turn Windows Features On or Off
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14 Oct 2010   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
I would try removing WMC, rebooting, and re-adding it.
Desslok:

I realize that you were only trying to help, but you cannot do what you stated!

There is no way to remove WMC and reinstall it, that was the first thing I investigated... It is integrated into Win7. It doesnt even show up as an option under Control Panel --> Programs & Features --> Turn Windows Features On or Off
Sure it does, expand media features and it's there.


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