As I’ve had a lot of trouble getting my HD-DVD collection to work in Windows 10 I thought I’d write a quick guide to help others and remind myself next time I reinstall or upgrade.
- PowerDVD 7.3
- Windows 10
- Xbox HD-DVD Drive
- This patch CyberLink.5711_TaRe43_DVD090826-05 currently available from Cyberlink patch download
First off connect your HD-DVD drive to your PC and let windows install the drivers for it.
Next install and activate PowerDVD 7.3, if you now try to play a disc it will say incompatible graphics card, so download the CyberLink.5711_TaRe43_DVD090826-05 patch above, now before running the patch go to C:\Windows\Installer (this is a hidden directory so make sure your windows options let you see hidden and system files), delete the contents of this directory, you may get some warnings just click ok.
Now install the patch. Once this has completed run PowerDVD again, it may say critical updates are needed, I clicked to allow them, once PowerDVD responds again play your HD-DVD and it should work.
I also installed Slysoft AnyDVD HD to avoid encryption or region issues.
Update: I have a report that using AnyDVD HD with Kodi allows viewing of HD-DVD discs too.