I doubt it. That's not how the DRM works. If you rip the music using Windows
Media Player you get the option of whether to copy protect it or not (I'm
guessing the number of people who opt to DRM it is vanishingly small). The
default setting is not to. If you chose not to the Vista DRM won't do
anything more to it.
It is far more likely that Vista is trying to index or otherwise analyze the
music and since you are using WAV, which is lossless, and therefore, HUGE,
that's causing all the hard drive churn.
Your question may already be answered in Windows Vista Security: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047...otectyourwi-20
> Sorry but I'm having PC issues at the moment and I'm not sure if this is a
> I have Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed on my new HP laptop.
> Every time I go to open a folder that has audio, ripped from a CD, in .wav
> format, my hard-drive goes overtime, running almost 100% constantly. System
> responsiveness to a single-click is about 30 to 60 seconds. This is the
> definite trigger, (opening the folder).
> I think this is Vista, preventing me from playing ripped music, that may not
> have a certificate.
> Wadda ya think?
> Many thanks