No, the fact that you are unable to open .ts files in VLC Player has nothing to do with your OS. There are other things you can try though. First, the .TS files should open with Windows Media Player or Media Player Classic, but this depends on the DirectShow filters. Download and install Haali Media Splitter, which is a container decoder/splitter, but make sure to enable MPEG-TS support at installation and, after that, try opening your file with WMP. Another filters can be obtained from DVBPortal HDTV Pump Filter. Install them and try opening your file in WMP. Ultimately, convert your TS files into standard MPEG-2 files, with the help of HDTVtoMPEG2 application.