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How to play music from CD

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    How to play music from CD


    Got a new computer with Windows 8. I put a music CD in the D drive. Nothing happens. I click on DVD RW Drive (D), and it shows the tracks on the CD. I check Track 1, go up to Music Tools and click Play. A play button appears but it doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?

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    What type of audio CD do you have? A commercial audio CD or one that someone burned?

    If its not a commercial audio CD, try one of those if you have one.

    Does other audio play OK?

    As this is a new PC, if it has never worked, best to contact the PC vendor (or where you bought it) for support. If there is a hardware problem only the vendor can take care of it under warranty.

    Also, please fill in the "My System Specs" so we know what hardware we are dealing with.
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    I've tried both commercial and burnt music CDs. They won't play unless I don't know how to play them. Audio from the Internet works all right.

    The computer is a Dell Inspiron 20" AIO model io2020-4668BK. No list of specs came with it.
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    With the CD in and WMP open, select a song and click play. Then right click your sound icon, then click on "open volume mixer, check to see if windows media player is muted. If so unmute it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    With the CD in and WMP open, select a song and click play. Then right click your sound icon, then click on "open volume mixer, check to see if windows media player is muted. If so unmute it.
    I don't know what WMP is. I put a check by the track on the CD and clicked play. I don't see anything that looks like a sound icon. Where is it or what does it look like? The "play" button is dim or however buttons look when they are not operable.
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    WMP...Windows Media Player...

    The sound icon is at the bottom right of the task bar....next to the clock. It looks like a speaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    WMP...Windows Media Player...

    The sound icon is at the bottom right of the task bar....next to the clock. It looks like a speaker.
    Okay, thanks, I see the sound icon. What do I click to open WMP? I don't see anything so I assume it's hidden somewhere. I clicked on open volume mixer, then system sounds, and don't see anything about muting.
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    Go to your start screen...aka metro screen....the one with all the tiles... look for the one that says window media player. Make sure you have your music CD in.
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    There is no tile for WMP. There is one for "Music." I clicked it, and it says this app needs an update and to go to the store to get the update. I assume it's referring to WMP? It won't play as soon as I buy it because it needs an update?

    I've got to connect the new computer to the Internet now (I've been posting from my old one) to get to the store.
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    When I clicked on go to store, it started installing a bunch of updates. It has said "installing 7 updates" for several minutes now, and Music or WMP is not one of them. They're things I don't even have any interest in using. Meanwhile when I click on the Music tile, it still says I need an update, when I click for it I get the message that 7 non-music updates are still being installed.
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