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Windows 7: Windows media player error message

04 Nov 2010   #1
Jade012

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Windows media player error message

Hey guys,

My problem began when I tried to access a video on wmp12, an error message occurred: "Server execution failed"

So I tried to delete the wmp folder by changing its ownership (+ the ownership of all related .dll files) and then deleting it. then I downloaded a new version of media player, but every time I want to install this new version a message: " There is a more recent version of windows media player (12.0.7600.16667) already installed on your computer. It is not possible to use an older installation package (12.0.7600.16385) to install files or to repair your current version of the player" occurs.

Then I tried everything from restarting the windows media player sharing service, to uninstalling and then reinstalling it by turning the windows media features on then off, to updating the version in command prompt. But nothing is working.

If I try to access it now the following error is displayed: "Windows media player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled. Do you want to install the player from the microsoft web site?"

Any suggestions??????


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04 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Yes, if a recent problem, go back with System Restore.
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05 Nov 2010   #3
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Indeed, you definitely need to do a System Restore to a point before you deleted the WMP folder
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05 Nov 2010   #4
Jade012

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

The system restore did not work.... but I did return to the first step " server execution failed"
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05 Nov 2010   #5
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

A similar thread: Server execution failed? WMP

Have you read that (--tried the suggested fix there)?
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The system restore did not work.... but I did return to the first step " server execution failed"
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