September 2014 update for DVD playback in Windows 7 SP1

Applies to: Windows 7 Service Pack 1Windows 7 UltimateWindows 7 Enterprise

This update helps Microsoft improve the experiences when users play DVDs in Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), such as the performance and the quality improvements. Check out the Prerequisites before you install this update, and see the "References" section about DVD playback.

How to obtain this update

Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Update detail information


To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 SP1.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 service pack, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

More Information


For more information about DVD playback capability, go to the following Microsoft websites: For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates