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Windows 7: Need WMP 12 download

30 Oct 2009   #1
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Need WMP 12 download

Hello, I stupidly downgraded to windows media player 11 because I needed it for a device I was using, but now I want 12 back. How can I do this? Is there anyplace to download it?


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30 Oct 2009   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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30 Oct 2009   #3
Disk4mat

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

If you havent tried this already... Uninstall WMP 11. Goto Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on or off. Expand the Media Features category. Depending you will either follow A or B.

A) If WMP is unchecked, check it and reboot if needed.
Run WMP and go thru the first time run wizard.

B) If WMP is checked then uncheck it and reboot.
Go back into Programs and Features, Turn Windows features on/off.
Expand Media featuers and check WMP. Reboot if needed.
Run WMP and go thru the first time run wizard.

I havent been in your situation and this is mostly theory. In effect it should restore v12 since the files reside in the WinSXS folder.


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15 Nov 2010   #4
AmirGTR

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have the same exact issue. I've already tried this solution and it hasn't work. I think one reason may be the fact that down grading to WMP11 requires replacing some dll files in system32. If I could get my hands on those files my problem would've been solved by now.

It's either that or I have to delete those files and repair my installation. Which I really don't feel like doing.
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15 Nov 2010   #5
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmirGTR View Post
I have the same exact issue. I've already tried this solution and it hasn't work. I think one reason may be the fact that down grading to WMP11 requires replacing some dll files in system32. If I could get my hands on those files my problem would've been solved by now.

It's either that or I have to delete those files and repair my installation. Which I really don't feel like doing.
Have you tried this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to repair those files?

It's definitely worth a try.

Or a Repair Install if that doesn't fix it.
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16 Nov 2010   #6
AmirGTR

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm in the process of the scan right now but I don't see why it's necessary. I already know what's wrong. I had to backup the original files but I didn't.

These are the files that need to be replaced with Widnows 7 original files:


And here's the error message I'm getting:
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16 Nov 2010   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmirGTR View Post
I'm in the process of the scan right now but I don't see why it's necessary. I already know what's wrong. I had to backup the original files but I didn't.

These are the files that need to be replaced with Widnows 7 original files:


And here's the error message I'm getting:
SFC will scan and try to fix corrupt files, that's why I suggested that.

I zipped up all those files in your screenshot from sys32 ans sysWOW64 and uploaded them to my skydrive if you want them, a repair install will fix that too which was my other suggestion.

Here's the link to the zipped .dll's, they are seperate downloads.

WMP.dll's - Windows Live
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17 Nov 2010   #8
AmirGTR

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow thank you so much, really appreciate it brotha. Let me give it a shot see if it works.
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17 Nov 2010   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmirGTR View Post
Wow thank you so much, really appreciate it brotha. Let me give it a shot see if it works.
No problem, let us know either way, we'll get it fixed for you one way or another.
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20 Nov 2010   #10
AmirGTR

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately this did not solve the problem. I copied over the files, and did that repair thing again. Restarted and the problem still persists.

Isn't there any other way I could get this thing to work than having to reinstall windows? I heard repairing windows causes problems with the drivers.
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