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    Interesting Phenomenon in Dual Boot Windows 10

    On one side of the dual boot is Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate. The other is Windows 10 Pro upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro.

    On the W7 -> W10 side, Windows Media Player plays .mpg movies flawlessly. On the W8.1 -> W10 side, Windows Media Player cannot open the visual portion of .mpg files, but plays the soundtrack. The Movies and TV App can't open .mpg files at all.
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    Interestingly enough, it has changed overnight. On the W8.1 -> W10 side, Windows Media Player now plays movies correctly.

    Also, what I failed to mention in the OP is that in the W7 -> W10 side, the files are recognized as .mp4 instead of .mpg. This morning in the W8.1 -> W10 side they are being recognized as .mp4 (instead of .mpg as they were last night), and playing correctly.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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