A few months back, my computer crashed and I lost all the information from it and had to reinstall Windows (XP). A dell rep came and installed a new hard drive and motherboard, so I'm pretty sure it was the only alternative.
However, since then, everything works fine except I cannot play DVDs on my computer. I do have the DVD drive, but it seems I am missing a DVD Decoder. I've looked it up, and it seems that by default, Windows does not come with this. Also, I've noticed that in order to get one, you need to pay for it.
2 part question..... 1) Is there any alternative to buying a DVD decoder to watch DVD's? I know there are some 15-day trials and such, but I'm looking for something more permanent, and 2) If there aren't any alternatives, what would be the best way/best decoder to purchase?
Hopefully there are some good answers, thanks!