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Dell C640 CD-rom

I have just purchased this older Laptop from my grandson's school, I am trying to watch a DVD and it keeps telling me I don't have a decorder installed... I am using Windows media player, I am really not that computer savy, any help is greatly appreciated........

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download software from here then install in your computer.
then play dvd with it.

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Your Latitude C640 is a C Series Latitude. You can therefore not use DPN 5W299.

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