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Windows 7: I broke WMP12!


28 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I broke WMP12!

Hi everyone, I have a big problem:

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM today and I really hated the fugly WMP12, so I tried to revert back to WMP11, but somehow I terribly failed.
WMP is now saying that it's not correctly installed and I should reinstall it. I asks me if I want to visit the Microsoft site to download a new installer, but when I do, I am presented with a download link to WMP 6.4 for Windows NT 4. That can't be right...

Anyone know how I can get my WMP working again(I don't care if it's WMP11 or 12, as long as it is WMP).

Thanks.

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28 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sefyu View Post
Hi everyone, I have a big problem:

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM today and I really hated the fugly WMP12, so I tried to revert back to WMP11, but somehow I terribly failed.
WMP is now saying that it's not correctly installed and I should reinstall it. I asks me if I want to visit the Microsoft site to download a new installer, but when I do, I am presented with a download link to WMP 6.4 for Windows NT 4. That can't be right...

Anyone know how I can get my WMP working again(I don't care if it's WMP11 or 12, as long as it is WMP).

Thanks.
OK so I can assume you dont have a backup to restore from, right? do you have the "WIN 7" dvd, to do a repair install?

first the safest easiest thing to do is to run a system file check to verify and fix your system files. to do it you go to start>search>type cmd>right click and run as admin>type sfc /scannow and tell us the results

ken
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28 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh god, in my stress I forgot to mention that I already tried sfc /scannow(with my Windows 7 DVD, yes).

And I don't have any backups, no...
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28 Sep 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sefyu View Post
Oh god, in my stress I forgot to mention that I already tried sfc /scannow(with my Windows 7 DVD, yes).

And I don't have any backups, no...
no problem did it complete or was it unable to fix the files?
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28 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It ended without any prompt, so I assume that everything was ok(I let it scan in the background and after >5 minutes the icon in the taskbar dissapeared).
I did not get any error messages.
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28 Sep 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sefyu View Post
It ended without any prompt, so I assume that everything was ok(I let it scan in the background and after >5 minutes the icon in the taskbar dissapeared).
I did not get any error messages.
you might want to run it again because it cant fix all the files in one run, and at the end before you close the cmd window check to see what it says
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28 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, I will let it check again, I'll post back when it's finished.
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28 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

THIS WILL BRING BACK WMP12

1. Open start and type "turn fea" then hit enter.
2. A window will open, deselect 'Windows Media Player' (as shown)
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Note: Deselecting WMP will require you to allow it to deselect WMC.

3. Press OK, restart.
4. Repeat step 1, then reselect 'Windows Media Player' (as shown)
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Note: If you want to use WMC you will need to reselect that as well.

5. Select OK, restart again, see if its back to WMP 12.

MS didn't put WMP11 in Windows 7 for a reason, try finding a way to get WMP 12 in the taskbar instead of getting WMP 11 in Windows 7.

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I copied/pasted this from a post I made on another thread. Hope it helps.
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28 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

LMAO Thanks ken, didn't notice my screenies had WMC selected.
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28 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I let sfc /scannow scan again and it said it had not found any breach of integrity(in Dutch).

I will now try the method DarkNova posted.
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