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Windows 7: W7 X64 - how you know W7 is using WMP11x64 or WMP11x86?

29 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 
W7 X64 - how you know W7 is using WMP11x64 or WMP11x86?

Both WMP11X86 and WMP11x64 are in Windows 7, and when I view "about" both x86 and x64 of WMP11, it doesn't show if it's x64 or x86...so how to tell? or it's automatically defaulted to WMP11 x64 since it's Windows 7 x64? if this is the case then why is WMP11 x86 included?

If Windows 7 x64 is using WMP11 x86 as default, how can I make WMP11 x64 as default WMP instead of WMP11 x86?

Thanks.

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29 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

WMP x64 is located here C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player
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29 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 / Linux Mint
 
 

too find out if a application in Windows is x86 or x64, it is simple.

go to the official shortcut, check the proprities, if the app .exe is in the "ProgramFiles(x86)" folder it is a x86 version, if it is in the "ProgramFiles" folder it is an x64 version.

the the case of Media Player, it is a x86 version.
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29 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

WMP 11 isn't in Windows 7, it's WMP 12. And the x86 is set as default for compatibility reasons. You can tell by right clicking the taskbar and going to the task manager, if it says wmplayer.exe *32, then it's the 32 bit one in use, if it just says wmplayer.exe, then it's the 64 bit in use. The 64 bit one is found at Computer/Local Disk C/Program Files/wmplayer.

There is a tutorial on changing the default 32 bit to the 64 bit for Vista, not sure if it works in Win 7 though.
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29 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
WMP 11 isn't in Windows 7, it's WMP 12. And the x86 is set as default for compatibility reasons. You can tell by right clicking the taskbar and going to the task manager, if it says wmplayer.exe *32, then it's the 32 bit one in use, if it just says wmplayer.exe, then it's the 64 bit in use. The 64 bit one is found at Computer/Local Disk C/Program Files/wmplayer.

There is a tutorial on changing the default 32 bit to the 64 bit for Vista, not sure if it works in Win 7 though.
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Thanks, exactly what I need to know!
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29 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The default WMP12 pinned on the Start taskbar is.......? From the images here can you tell which is the 32bit and which is the 64bit? This one should be a test provided you simply look and not touch either one with the mouse cursor! The two images of the taskmanager show "wmplayer.exe".


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29 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The default WMP12 pinned on the Start taskbar is.......? From the images here can you tell which is the 32bit and which is the 64bit? This one should be a test provided you simply look and not touch either one with the mouse cursor! The two images of the taskmanager show "wmplayer.exe".



The default set in Windows 7 for WMP12 is the x86 one. The one on the left in your shot is the 32 bit one, as it still has the ... after the wmplayer.exe, you just have to widen the column. Plus, you named your shots (32) (64)
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29 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

For those wondering which is which, here is the answer. The image on the left is the 32-bit version whereas the one on the right is the 64-bit one. The giveaway is the ... after the name in the left-hand image.
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29 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post


The default set in Windows 7 for WMP12 is the x86 one. The one on the left in your shot is the 32 bit one, as it still has the ... after the wmplayer.exe, you just have to widen the column. Plus, you named your shots (32) (64)
I know, but he said not to touch either one with the mouse!
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29 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well out of my 2 answers, I still gave the right answer as the first one. Kind of hard to see without making the shot bigger, and you could of just not named the shots 32, 64!
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