DVDs

Viewing Photos on DVD

Dear Computer Lady, I am trying to copy my entire Windows Live Photo Gallery to DVD for archiving. However, what I get on the DVD is a list of dates for the pictures. I can click on the dates to open the pictures but, I would really like to to see the rows of small […]

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Did Windows 10 Disable My DVD Player?

Dear Computer Lady, Last summer when I upgraded my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 my CD/DVD player stopped working and I sure would like to have it working again. I have a Dell desktop computer that is about 8 years old. Do you think the upgrade is preventing the player from working or […]

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Windows 10 DVD Player

Dear Computer Lady, I have a laptop with Windows 10, and I wanted to play a DVD movie on the laptop. When I put in the DVD, Windows 10 said there was no program installed to play the DVD, and then wanted me to buy a movie player for fifteen dollars. I thought a movie […]

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Why No Optical Drive?

.Hi Elizabeth. I don’t know if this qualifies as it’s not a techie or how to question. I am wondering why new computers don’t have an optical drive anymore. My daughter was wanting a laptop in the mid $300’s range (Ontario, Canada). With the back-to-school sales, I’ve looked at one’s up to $600 regular price […]

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Windows 8 Not Playing AVI Files

.Dear Computer Lady, I have been reading your newsletter for a long time and continue to enjoy and learn from you and many of your readers. I did not like windows 8.1 at first but after giving it a good try I really like the tiles and the touch screen. I am still learning to […]

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How To Copy Video DVD

.Dear Computer Lady, I have a Sony Vaio laptop using Vista. I have a DVD of a wedding ceremony and I want to make some copies. How do I do this? Thanks, Jack

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Is it Safe To Leave DVD in Drive?

.Dear Computer Lady, Is it OK to leave a DVD disk in the computer all the time or should it be removed? If not, what could possibly happen! Thank you for such a wonderful, informing and easy to understand site! Audrey

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Can’t Open CD Drive

.Dear Computer Lady, Last week I played a CD on my computer. Since then I’ve not been able to open the door to take out the CD. Any tips on how to do this? Nelda

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How To Put Video on DVD

Dear Computer Lady, Thanks so much for your newsletters. My question is I took a video on my iPad of a friends 80th birthday – how do I made a DVD of it for her? The photos have been no problem it’s its just the video please help. Diana

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CD Drive Won’t Respond

Dear Computer Lady, I have a Dell pc desktop that runs Windows XP. My CD/DVD drive does not work anymore. When I put the CD in the drive, nothing happens. I then click on Run and type in the setup.exe, but still nothing happens. I am trying to install a new printer, but I need […]

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