Playing CDs with Windows Media Player
NOTE: Some commercial music CDs are copy-protected and cannot be played with
Windows Media Player. Such CDs come with their own (built-in) player that must be used.
Insert the music CD or DVD movie into the drive.
When the AutoPlay window opens, select Windows Media Player from the
list. You may have to scroll down in the window to see Windows Media Player.
If the Windows Media Player window does not automatically open, click the
Windows Start Button
Windows Media Player.
To play the CD or DVD, click the Now Playing tab on the Windows Media Player
taskbar. You can also control playback by using the media control buttons on the
keyboard (select models only).
NOTE: The computer must have a connection to the Internet to see CD information such as
artist name, song titles, and album art.
For more information on using Windows Media Player, click the drop-down arrow on the
Player taskbar, and then click Help.
The computer must have a DVD drive to play DVD movies. Some computer models include
a DVD drive that can also play Blu-ray DVDs (BD) and High-Definition DVDs (HD DVD).
To play a DVD, you must have a DVD drive:
Insert the DVD into the DVD drive.
When the DVD dialog window opens, choose the program you want to use from the
list. You may have to scroll down in the window to see all available programs.
If the dialog window does not appear, click the Windows Start Button
taskbar, click All Programs, and then click HP DVD Play or DVD Play BD/HD,
or Power Cinema depending on the type of DVD drive and computer model that
Use the controls in the DVD program to play the DVD.
To reduce the DVD Play window, double-click anywhere in the window. To return the
display to full-size, double-click anywhere in the window again.
on the taskbar, click All Programs, and then click
Playing CDs, DVDs, or VCDs