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Windows 7: media player missing?

20 Feb 2011   #1
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
media player missing?

Hello, my media player seems to have vanished. It shows up in the program list but won't do anything. Also my real player is not working, keeps shutting down. I tried a different one, but couldn't figure out how to download from youtube. I'm a point and click kind of person. I thought I would just uninstall the media player and start over, but it seems I am not a "trusted installer." I think the machine might be right about that.




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20 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Go to programs and features. in the control panel
choose turn windows features on or off.
Uncheck media features okay it, let it finish, then recheck it and okay it again.
This should effectively reinstall the media player.
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20 Feb 2011   #3
sablegsd

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Go to programs and features. in the control panel
choose turn windows features on or off.
Uncheck media features okay it, let it finish, then recheck it and okay it again.
This should effectively reinstall the media player.

It didn't work, but thanks for the tip. I never used it so I don't really know when it "vanished." If the real player hadn't started acting up, I still wouldn't know.
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20 Feb 2011   #4
Outlander

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

Does your event viewer work? If it doesn't you may have a permissions error. That's what cashed in my WMC....
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20 Feb 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I didn't realize anyone still used realplayer.
Thought it fell out of favor years ago.
I use VLC myself, don't really like WMP
VideoLAN - VLC media player, Open Source video framework for every OS!
It plays just about everything and doesn't require codecs.
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