DVD query

I tried to run a dvd that has stuff that can only be accessed via a dvd rom , but get told that I'm missing the software needed to run it. Is it possible to be able pick that part of Vista for free? When I got this laptop a good chunk of it was missing
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    dell studio 1555
    CPU
    intel core 2 p8600 @ 2.4 ghz
    Memory
    4gb
    Sound Card
    idt High Defination codec

townsbg

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It might help to know what kind of data you are accessing it and the error that you are getting.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
On one of the discs of the imperial edition of Caligula, there is some extra material (ie screenplay) available only via computer. when I put it in the drive I get told that I don't have the software to play DVDs
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    dell studio 1555
    CPU
    intel core 2 p8600 @ 2.4 ghz
    Memory
    4gb
    Sound Card
    idt High Defination codec

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A

wither 3

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Just to add, Vista should have Windows Media Player 11 installed and it plays DVD-Video. I don't think it will play an AVCHD-DVD.

Keep up the good work Townsbg!
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Lottiemansion

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg
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