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Windows 7: Windows Media Player Missing from "Set Program Defaults"

27 Apr 2012   #1
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Media Player Missing from "Set Program Defaults"

Hey all,

Just wondered if anyone can help with this? I uninstalled WMP12 using control panel as I wanted to try another media player. I then decided I wanted to go back so reinstalled it again. Now I noticed it's missing from Set Program Defaults.

Can anyone help with this?

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27 Apr 2012   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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you have to use "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults." EMDAT Knowledge Base :: Set Windows Media Player As Default for InQuiry Or InCommand


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27 Apr 2012   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Brianzion,

Thanks for the reply. I have tried that suggestion and rebooted but unfortunately it still doesn't appear in the list
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27 Apr 2012   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

so if you pop a music/film in the disc player what happens? do you have autoplay set
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27 Apr 2012   #5
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've put a CD in, WMP loads and plays the cd, no problems there.
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27 Apr 2012   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have a read of brinks tutorial Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations >>> http://goo.gl/2kns5

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This can be helpful for example when a file extension type opens with the wrong program by default, has the wrong icon, or is missing or corrupted in the registry. Downloading the .reg file for the selected file extension in the tutorial below, will restore that file extension back to default for all of these items above.

Since there are so many default file extension types in Windows 7, it may take a bit to have a complete list of them below. If the file extension type you need to restore is not listed below yet, then please post a request for it. I'll be happy to add it to the list.
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27 Apr 2012   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

another tutorial that may help How to Set Default Associations for a Program in Windows 7 >>>Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations - Windows 7 Forums
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27 Apr 2012   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks brianzion, everything seems to be working ok apart from the missing entry in Program Defaults. So looks like I'm going to have to set them manually. I think most of them are set ok maybe just a couple of extentions.

I'm just going out but I'll take a look at those tutorials later on and let you know the outcome.

Thanks again!
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27 Apr 2012   #9
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hey no problem let me no how you get on have a good night
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