Cant play dvd movies

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Mahakala

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I have recently purchaced a second hand Dell vostro 1710 laptop info follows :-
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305133 MB, Free - 181793 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0X805C
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I decided to uninstall the Dell DVD player Power DVD so I could use the standard media player but I can no longer play DVDs at all. When I insert a move and click play I get the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations contol panel."
I hope I am not being very stupid here but can anybody help.
 
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Did you choose a player in the association dialog?

You could also try VLC Player.
 
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Ditto.... You may also try KMPlayer or GOM Player or install K-lite codec pack to play the videos in wmp.
 
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