worth reading the link its handy to know bad points about codecs. With my set ups XP played everything but vista is a pain with some dvd,s often the free ones in papers, since using K-Lite pack vista has been kicked into touch.
but any future problems its worth knowing the points made re codecs.
I uninstalled the K-Lite Codec Pack, saying yes to all enquiries about deleting corrupted registry entries, re-started my PC, then re-installed Risk II. Haven't played Risk II for ages, because it normally freezes on the first loading screen and I haven't been able to do anything about it. Now it runs. One of my favourite games back.
Hopefully, the similarly afflicted Medal of Honor Allied Assault will also now run. It crashes on start-up, even though it's also been installed and worked previously. Already traded in the third game (Act of War).
Although I have no experience of codec packs myself as everything I have needed has always been on my computer. I posted this thread to give some information on what the Codec pack could consist of and what could happen. Not to advise anyone against installing what they want. It is up to the individual.
The way I read it is that due to what may be in the Codec pack it may cause problem due to conflicts with programs already installed on a computer and not that it will cause problems. Not every computer is the same.
At least one person has been able to rectify a minor problem after removing the codec pack.
It was the words "like you" that created the impression - if you had stated something on the lines of ",,Well it looks 'like some people' are probably running pirated software.." you would have been in the clear, rather than making a comment that can/could be regarded as libellous.