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Windows 7: media player 32 problem...


21 Aug 2009   #1

win 7 x64
 
 
media player 32 problem...

It all started when I wanted to downgrade media player 12 to 11...
I followed these steps:

1. Run services.msc
Stop the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.

2. Take ownership of these files

=> All files in "Program Files\Windows Media Player\" folder
=> All files starting with "wmp" in System32 folder
=> wmploc.dll.mui in "Sytem32\en-us\" folder

3. Run the media player 11 installer.

4. Before u reboot, open regedit and delete this key
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Setup\Installed Versions"

5. Reboot

I kept a full registry export of my registry...
Installation did not go so smooth, had errors in process.
Now, media player from "program files" folder- works, but media player from X86 folder does NOT!
I can't seem to upgrade, and reg backup file does not work!

What should I do?
Thanks!


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21 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

bizoot

Best bet, restore from before the above, or re-install. You can alo run sfc/scannow to check system files, do a repair install

If it were mine I would clean install

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #3

win 7 x64
 
 

sfc /scannow does not work.
I don't want to start a clean installation of windows I dont have time for that.

When I double click a movie, there's a pop up saying: "windows media player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled. Do you want to install the player from the Microsoft website?" But if I chose "yes", I get redirected to the website but there's a message: " There is no download available for this operating system. Please visit Windows Update to check for the latest Windows Media Player updates. "
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23 Aug 2009   #4

win 7 x64
 
 

anyone?
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23 Aug 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

biz

In what way doesn't sfc/scannow not work? does it not run or not do anything?
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24 Aug 2009   #6

win 7 x64
 
 

it starts, it does what it's supposed to do, but it doesn't help...
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27 Aug 2009   #7

win 7 x64
 
 

anyone?
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27 Aug 2009   #8

win 7 x64
 
 

never mind I fixed it
thanks
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27 Aug 2009   #9

 
 

How did you fix it? Please share.
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27 Aug 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bizoot View Post
never mind I fixed it
thanks
Hi, sorry for not replying. Exactly how did you fix it?

It could come in very handy for other members who may be having the same issue.

Cheers in advance
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