I'v dual-booted XP/Windows 7(32bit ver.7100) on my HP laptop and I like it so far except for the stupid new media player.
So far WMP has managed to butcher my mp3 collection by deleting of the last few seconds off several of my songs.
It was unable to play a certain mp3 file but when I booted in XP and used WMP 11 the mp3 file was able to play PERFECTLY.
The same thing happened with a video, I downloaded an TV show (avi) off the internet WMP 12 plays it for for 18 min. before throwing up an error message, and whenI booted into XP and WMP 11 was able to play THE ENTIRE avi file PERFECTLY.
I recently upgraded to the newest rc build (7264) and all these problems still persist.
I finally got fed up with WMP 12 and decided to disable it using the 'turn windows features on and off' option, I disabled WMP and windows media center turned off laptop, rebooted and got a message saying there was an error and my changes were being reverted.
My point is: How could Microsoft mess up so badly on WMP 12 when WMP 11 works so well, it seems that they have taken a HUGE step backwards, to me WMP 12 acts like WMP 11 in it's alpha development cycle.
I know there's a fix around that would downgrade wmp12 to 11, but it seems the server that fix is on is inaccessible.
Has anyone else had this sort of problem, and does anyone know how to fix this mess?