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missing software. but still there.


commander

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#1
what I mean is this. the software to run the DVD player on my 8.1 PC is missing. I used the PC to get updates for a small DVD player I use on my XP computer because that PC is not set up to be used on line, just play games. but now the other software for the DVD in the 8.1 PC is gone. what I mean by still there is it should still be on the hard drive. but I don't know how to find it. I sent an email to dell and they said I would need to buy the software. any ideas to find it on the hard drive and bring it up so I can use it? it seems I can use it to install software and even games, but nothing else.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    dell i660s-5390bk
    CPU
    1tb
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Browser
    msn.com
    Antivirus
    norton

mrjimphelps

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#2

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
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    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.

commander

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#3
tried to download it but it kept stopping and a small window would pop up on my screen saying i may need to scan my computer. well i already have that softwear needed to scan my computer, but the VLC still will not download. plus i have a 32 bit PC and the software says it's for 64 bit. don't know if that makes any difference.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    dell i660s-5390bk
    CPU
    1tb
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Browser
    msn.com
    Antivirus
    norton

mrjimphelps

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#4
64-bit software may or may not run on a 32-bit computer. If it runs, it will run poorly. That is definitely a problem here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.

commander

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#5
my correction. after the system, which I had to have help finding, I di have 64 bit on this PC. but I still cannot get this software to do download. even though I have had it before. just don't know where it went. gonna try to look for it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    dell i660s-5390bk
    CPU
    1tb
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Browser
    msn.com
    Antivirus
    norton