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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 Won't Install

29 Oct 2010   #1
Llamarama

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows Media Player 12 Won't Install

Hi guys,

I've been having major problems with WMP. I just got this computer back from a repair (faulty motherboard) so it was a clean install.

First off WMP wouldn't import my music into the library even though the right folder was selected, so I tried various ways of getting round that and never solved it, so I thought I'd just uninstall and re-install it via Windows Features, and it seemed to uninstall OK but now it won't re-install.

Most of the time I just get the error, "An error has occurred. Not all of the features were successfully changed.", but a minute ago it actually got to the end and prompted me to restart where, just before logging in, it started configuring features before saying, "Failure configuring Windows features, Reverting changes".

SFC finds no problems. Restore didn't work.

I'm getting pretty sick of it to be honest. I just want WMP back. Can anyone help?

Thanks a lot.


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29 Oct 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Not saying that this will work but due to market differences there is a download for WMP12's features

Download details: Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN (KB968211)

Hopefully this will allow you to install
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29 Oct 2010   #3
Llamarama

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No luck - "This update is not applicable to your computer."

Thanks for trying though.
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29 Oct 2010   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

They appear to have added validation which will check for the korean build

Did you try removing the function from windows features re-booting and then trying to re-install either with this download or by the features route.

Sometimes a re-boot or two is needed with the add and remove features, although it's not always prompted
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29 Oct 2010   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Give the Fix WMP utility a whirl.

Fix & Repair Windows Media Player with Fix WMP Utility | The Windows Club

Also, try repeating the process of turning off then turning on WMP.
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29 Oct 2010   #6
Llamarama

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Tried rebooting and re-enabling, etc. several times. Doesn't seem to manage it because of the aforementioned errors. Also tried the Fix WMP Utility, which did initially work (brought back WMP), but it was gone again by the time I had restarted the computer...
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29 Oct 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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29 Oct 2010   #8
Llamarama

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Llamarama View Post
SFC finds no problems.
Already done, no luck.
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29 Oct 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try the steps here.

Windows Media Player Troubleshooting Guide

But i'm puzzled about fixwmp changes reverting on reboot.
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29 Oct 2010   #10
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Use your Win7 disk and do a repair install and you'll be back in business as WMP is part of the os
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