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I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. I bought it mostly for the bly-ray player that came with it - I travel for work a lot and I wanted a PC that would let me play bluray movies on the 17 inch screen. Well little did I know that this would turn out to be an extremely frustrating ordeal. The HP Media Center PC wanted me to upgrade the software to play anything. I did that but Power DVD from Cyberlink keeps asking me to register everytime it starts. I am running Windows 7 and am unable to play any movies. I am seriously getting tired of my friends with Mac's and their superior OS laughing at me. DID YOU HEAR THAT BILL GATES OR HP! Any suggestions for a decent free BluRay player? All I want to do is watch movies I have purchased while I am travelling.
 

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I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. I bought it mostly for the bly-ray player that came with it - I travel for work a lot and I wanted a PC that would let me play bluray movies on the 17 inch screen. Well little did I know that this would turn out to be an extremely frustrating ordeal. The HP Media Center PC wanted me to upgrade the software to play anything. I did that but Power DVD from Cyberlink keeps asking me to register everytime it starts. I am running Windows 7 and am unable to play any movies. I am seriously getting tired of my friends with Mac's and their superior OS laughing at me. DID YOU HEAR THAT BILL GATES OR HP! Any suggestions for a decent free BluRay player? All I want to do is watch movies I have purchased while I am travelling.

Well, you friends probably paid three times what you did and are limited to proprietary hardware , and I wouldn't call ANY mac OS "superior", they have their pluses, and their minuses like any other, and I have seen them crash on more than one occasion. Why don't you just register the software? Meh, regardless, I use TotalMedia Theater, works good. I had bad experience with PDVD back in the day and have not bothered to try them since.
 

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I wanted a PC that would let me play bluray movies on the 17 inch screen. Well little did I know that this would turn out to be an extremely frustrating ordeal. The HP Media Center PC wanted me to upgrade the software to play anything. I did that but Power DVD from Cyberlink keeps asking me to register everytime it starts. I am running Windows 7 and am unable to play any movies. I am seriously getting tired of my friends with Mac's and their superior OS laughing at me. DID YOU HEAR THAT BILL GATES OR HP! Any suggestions for a decent free BluRay player? All I want to do is watch movies I have purchased while I am travelling.

Welcome to the world of BD playback on PC! Its not all its cracked up to be.

It has nothing to do with Windows or PDVD. Its simply economics.

Macs cost a whole lot more (as pointed out above) and everything is tightly controlled. With PCs, there are thousands of combinations of hardware, software and drivers. Eventually something is going to be incompatible or going to give you problems.

Cyberlink is providing PowerDVD for free (well as free as it can get). Its advertising and that is what keeps home pc costs lower than business models (and macs).


Anyway try this and see if it works:

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In Windows Explorer, navigate to "C:\\Program Files\\CyberLink\\PowerDVD\\OLRSubmission".


Rename the "OLRSubmission" folder to "Submission".


Note: If you want to register your product again, just rename the folder to its original name "OLRSubmission".

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Windows 7 was at one time going to ship with BR playback, but they decided the cost for licensing would have added to much to the final pricing. MS had to much riding on the Win 7 release to take the chance of the added cost.
 
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