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I'm running Windows 8.1 on a computer with a DVD Drive. Whenever I insert a DVD Movie, I get an error saying that the 'application is missing'. How do I resolve this issue?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Probook

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I'm running Windows 8.1 on a computer with a DVD Drive. Whenever I insert a DVD Movie, I get an error saying that the 'application is missing'. How do I resolve this issue?
Welcome to Eight Forums.

Windows 8.1 as supplied by Microsoft does not have built in support to play DVDs.

It sounds like your AutoPlay settings are set up to open DVDs with an app that's no longer installed, or is broken.

If your HP Probook is running the Windows originally supplied and installed by HP, then HP may have include a 3rd-party DVD player called PowerDVD. See if you can find it and open it, if so it should be able to play your DVDs and you should be able to choose it in the AutoPlay settings as the default app.


If not, the you can install another Media Player that can play DVDs. VLC is a popular choice, and it's free. Once installed it should make itself the default app for playing DVDs.

 
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System One System Two

  • OS
    8.1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hyper-V

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