12-12-2012 04:30 PM
I'm running Windows 8 Pro on an Ideapad y570 (upgraded from Windows 7).
I installed the Lenovo patch for PowerDVD 10, which fixed the last PowerDVD headache I had back on Windows 7 (refused to update because there was "no internet connection", apparently a common problem - but the Lenovo patch fixed it). Now that I try to play a Blu-ray disc on Windows 8, PowerDVD 10 errors out after trying to load the disk. It either freezes altogether or states "The integrity of CyberLink PowerDVD is at risk - check your antivirus software for malicious activities or try reinstalling Power DVD 10."
Ran as administrator, nothing. Disabled Windows Defender and Firewall, nothing. Reinstalled (including patch), nothing.
Upgrading to a trial version of PowerDVD 12 was the only thing I've found that was sufficient to get the disc to play.
Poking around Windows 8 forums, most people are claiming it's a "planned obsolecence" on CyberLink's part, so that PowerDVD 10 won't work with Windows 8. So, two questions on my part:
1) Is there a way to get past this malware error message on PowerDVD 10?
2) If not - and since this is the software supplied by Lenovo to play disks off the integrated Blu-ray drive - is Lenovo planning on releasing a patch to make it run on Windows 8?
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01-03-2013 07:00 AM
01-06-2013 03:13 AM
01-08-2013 09:44 AM
So Lenovo ships us a laptop with Windows 8 and PowerDVD 10 and tells us that they are sorry and we need to buy software to use a product that was advertised to work out of the box....
I don't think so. I want to speak to a manager now.
01-15-2013 09:52 PM
Same issue here. This is absolutely ridiculous. I bought this product so I could play blu ray discs and now that I'm unable to do so I'm extremely unhappy. This needs to be fixed immediately.