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Opening CDs on windows 8

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Opening CDs on windows 8


    after solving yesterday's problem, here's today's one. Actually a day hasn't passed since having my new PC when I haven't discovered sthg I can't do that I could do on windows 7.

    i have a cd-rom in my teachers book for printing tests for students. The cd has both word files & audio files. On my old PC I can see both and can open, print, save the word files and/listen to the audio files. However on windows 8 the word files don't show at all and as soon as I put the cd in it automatically just opens & starts playing the audio files.

    Any ideas how I can get to the word docs without having to yet again reconnect my old PC, put the files onto USB then put onto the new one?

    I can't wait to just be able to use one PC!
    many thanks for any help

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  2. #2

    It sounds like the word docs do not have a compatible program that can display them in Windows 8.

    You need a program that is compatible with the documents in order to display them. The free OpenOffice suite of programs is MS Office compatible and you can try that, if your document files are compatible.
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  3. #3

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Go to Control Panel - Auto Play and change the setting for CD to Do Nothing. That should stop it from playing Music when it is loaded. They open File Explorer and access the CD.

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Opening CDs on windows 8
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