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News Microsoft drops DVD support from Windows 8

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 4 May 2012.

  1. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    +1 for staying with Windows 7.
     
  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Not going to happen.
     
  3. SpAceman

    SpAceman New Member

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    Don't give a crap. VLC/XBMC is all I need.
     
  4. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I'm struggling to remember the last time I watched a DVD. Seriously, it's so long ago that the media seems irrelevant to me.
     
  5. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    You're hooked on Youtube clips instead...? :p
     
  6. ssj12

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    na, by the time Win9 is out, Steam for Linux will be out and there will be a ton of games on it. I wont ever need Windows again by then!!!!!!
     
  7. XXAOSICXX

    XXAOSICXX Member

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    I don't really think that'll be the case, to be honest. Remember, we might all build our own machines, but those people buying a turd-of-a-computer from PC World and the like get machines with pre-installed software coming out of their ears. If you've ever bought a Sony Vaio, HP, Dell or similar computer....you can spend a day just removing the s**t you don't want off it. Those machines always come with DVD playback software.

    This change isn't going to affect anybody.
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    I can not remember the last time i played a DVD on my pc.
     
  9. slothy89

    slothy89 MicroModder

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    To be honest this doesn't effect me for 2 reasons:
    1) I never use WMP, as I find it to be annoying... VLC+iTunes is so much nicer
    2) I don't plan to purchase Win8 anyway -_-
     
  10. SexyHyde

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    I can hear the phone ringing now from friends, family and work mates to tell me their new computer is broken. I know loads of people who use their laptops to watch dvds. The last DVD I brought I watched only on my pc. The average user doesn't download movies and doesn't stream movies. We all do, and some of our no techie friends may, but MOST people still by DVDs. I have win 7 so it doesn't effect me. I have win 8 con pre which just does nothing to convince people its a must have. I'm sticking purely to win 7 for games and will likely move over to linuxmint when the steam client is mature.
     
  11. Harksar

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    I watch a lot of DVDs on my computer, internet connection sucks in my area, but I use VLC anyway.
     
  12. erratum1

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    It's 2012 and you can't pop a DVD into a windows 8 pc, seems a bit lame.
     
  13. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I used the MC function for about half an hour in Win7, didn't like it very much so switched back to XBMC, (note this was after a fresh install of Win7 on a new HTPC and i wondered if it was worth the hassle of installing my custom XBMC all over again.)

    I made a heavy switch over to Ubuntu this time last year and my desktops dual boot with Win7 when either i need to run Solidworks or kill something.. The metro UI has put me off Win8, so too little too late frankly.

    Microsoft seem to be at the cutting edge in there R&D but nothing filters down to the consumer..
     
  15. ICISAZEL

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    Hu

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  16. ICISAZEL

    ICISAZEL New Member

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    Windows 8 will be just as expensive if not more so than 7 regardless. Even though in some countries it will be a decent price ... Good luck. With steam coming to Linux I think ms are looking to squeeze out all the cash they can before they have to adjust to more competition...

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  17. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    All the more reason to stick with Win7.
     
  18. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    Misleading title. Support dropped from windows media player, not from the OS itself.
     
  19. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Perfectly accurate title: Windows 8, unlike Windows 7, Vista and XP, will not be able to play DVDs unless additional software is purchased. Thus: Windows 8 does not support DVD playback, but previous Windows versions did. Which gives us: Microsoft drops DVD support from Windows 8.

    Ta-da.
     
  20. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    as long as the savings are passed to the customer im all for it, somehow i cant see it though
     
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