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Windows 7: Wmp doesn't play a song when searching for it...

03 Aug 2010   #1
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Wmp doesn't play a song when searching for it...

When i use the search feature located under "start" located on the bottom left side of the screen,i search a song and when i click on it to play wmp prompts me that wmp isn't installed properly. i already tried reinstalling it and i have no idea what's going on...


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03 Aug 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If you open up WMP and search for the song through there, will it play? Or can you not open up WMP at all?
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03 Aug 2010   #3
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I just realized this...When i try to open wmp from Start/all programs/windows media player it tells me that promt about it being installed incorrectly... and when i open wmp from a shorcut located in my desktop it works fine and plays the song
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03 Aug 2010   #4
ExplicitUrSelf

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

About 5 monthes ago, a friend tried to downgrade from wmp 12 to wmp 11 and he told me that he messed with the registry and moved some files... I'm not to sure what happen. He was following some directions on how to do it but i guess it was to complex so he gave up...i think that's what messed things up. but i never noticed since i just started using wmp and other people that use this pc never had a problem since they opened it from the shortcut from the desktop.... how do i go about fixin this...thanks oh and there was never no restore point set.
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04 Aug 2010   #5
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

First Step : Find out which version of WMP the shortcut on the desktop is

Second Step : Search for a music file > Right click that file > Click Open With > Choose the correct WMP version

Try searching for a music file from the start menu again and open it
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