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Dell laptop windows xp wmp wont play dvds because a compatibledvd decoder is not installed how do i get the decoder for it

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I would suggest try to download this fix first. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
If first step will not work download and install this http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx
If all fails download and install a different audio video player which is VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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