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Windows 7: I need help re-installing WMP


28 Jul 2011   #1

64 bit windows 7
 
 
I need help re-installing WMP

Hello
I need help getting any kind of wmp i uninstalled it trying to install a wmp 11 remake for Windows 7 because my sony vegas 09 wasnt letting me put mp3's in its project and i thought that wmp 12 was to blame and i have tried everything i have no sytem restore points before this monday and i tried sfc and that did not work and i need help to get back to rendering videos for youtube!


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28 Jul 2011   #2

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

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29 Jul 2011   #3

64 bit windows 7
 
 

that still didnt help my windows media player is corrupt or something
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29 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

Do you have any install discs? If so you may need to do a repair, back up all your data first though.
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29 Jul 2011   #5

 

I was told to do the following when my Windows Media Player (an older version) was corrupted - it's quite some time ago, but it might work.
Go to your hard drive, open Program Files, find the Windows Media Player folder, and rename wmplayer.exe to wmplayer.old - the setup file should be should be automatically called up after the renaming, and then you may be able to reinstall Windows Media Player.

PS: the file which you have to rename might be simply shown as "wmplayer", and its description as "application". This is the exe file :-) You can see this if you right-click on the file and view its properties.
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29 Jul 2011   #6

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

I had a problem like this a while back....Check your event viewer for error codes. I think if I recall my event viewer was corrupt and gave me a code. I then fixed that and consequently was able to activate WMP from programs and features. What one has to do with the other is beyond me.
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29 Jul 2011   #7

64 bit windows 7
 
 

Pallas i tried that didnt seem to work i do have a windows 7 oem copy but i cant risk losing data and whenever i launch wmp it says your wmp isnt installed correctly would like to visit Microsoft website and i go there but there is nothing of use. ther was a setup file in the wmp folder but it said "there is a more recent version of wmp on your pc and it is not possible to repair or install.
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30 Jul 2011   #8

 

okay, i guess the method with renaming the exe file only worked for older wmp versions on windows xp. i searched around some more and found this link; it's for windows 7 & wmp 12 and has some other suggestions (i think you already tried out the one on page 2):
Re-Install Media Player 12

otherwise, you'll probably have to do a repair install of windows, or, if possible for your needs, use another media player like vlc :-/

sorry about the lack of capital letters, am typing this post from a mobile device ;-)
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31 Jul 2011   #9

64 bit windows 7
 
 

pal its not about the media player but sony vegas my movie editing program uses .avi format when rendering the videos for the best quality
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01 Aug 2011   #10

64 bit windows 7
 
 

it works now thanks guys!
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