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Windows 7: Can not use codec packages with WMP after changing location..


07 Apr 2012   #1

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 
Can not use codec packages with WMP after changing location..

I have an SSD, and have changed my programfiles directory to my D drive.

That said, there is an install of WMP12 in my c/programfiles x86 folder, and one on my d/programfiles folder.

The one on D apparently is my default one, and when I install a codec pack, such as the CCCP, it will not work. It won't play media that it should be able to.

However if I manually started the wmp12 file in my c/program files x86, it works as it should.

I need to figure out how to either
*TOTALLY move everything, including pointers from C:\Program Files\(x86) to D:\Program Files.. I can't move most of them because I need permission from trusted installer.
*Make it so that C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe is the only, and the default windows media player.

Any ideas?


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07 Apr 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I have an SSD, and have changed my programfiles directory to my D drive.

1. Why would you move the programfiles off the SSD in the first place. If you have some very large games, move those. But not all the other programs.

2. Codec packs are really no good. I would strongly advise against them - especially in Windows 7 which supports most codecs. Read this: the How-To Geek
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11 Apr 2012   #3

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

1. It really is impossible to install windows (~30gb) and a bunch of programs (~100gb) on a 40GB ssd. If you find a way, please tell me. Thanks
2. I've never encountered any trouble using codec packs. Ever. I used K-lite and CCCP forever, and all I know is, that before I used them WMP12 wouldn't play mkv, mp4, flv, ect.. But with it, it works. The only thing I don't use WMP12 for is for dual-audio+ subs videos that don't have the audio I want to listed as the default one. Otherwise, I see no harm in using them.


Anyway, I found my solution. I found a BAT file on this forum that unlocked all access denied and permission issues with any particular folder (user defined in the bat). I just did that to the WMP12 folder on D, and overwrote it with the working copy on C, and deleted the one on C.
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11 Apr 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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1. It really is impossible to install windows (~30gb) and a bunch of programs (~100gb) on a 40GB ssd. If you find a way, please tell me. Thanks
I do not know from where you get those numbers. I have 6 SSDs on 6 systems and on none of them the Windows 7 is more than 30 GB including all my programs (no games though). On this system I have 25.700 program files and my total Windows 7 is under 30GB. I also run 2 virtual partitions for Windows 8 and Ubuntu on the same 60GB SSD and I still have 15GB of free space.

I suggest you run WinDirStat to find out where all this space is going.
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11 Apr 2012   #5

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

Point is, I would not be able to install all of my programs on my ssd, so I do not want to install ANY of them on my SSD. The only program on my ssd is firefox. Everything else, including my desktop, in on another drive, and all my Steam games (among other games) are on yet another drive.

30/60 on my ssd for windows, about 45/250 for my desktop and programs, 60/120 for my games, and about 600/2000 for everything else.
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11 Apr 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Understand. Looks like all those games are killing you. I would still be selective and only put the big ticket items on the spinner. Else you are missing some of the responsiveness that the SSD provides (for the other programs that could be on the SSD).
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11 Apr 2012   #7

XP, 7 32/64bit
 
 

...but the point is, I do not want to put anything else on the SSD. All I want on it is windows, and a few things I use all the time. I don't want to use system links and download some Steam games on the SSD that I may or may not play for a week or so. I got it for a boot drive. The rest of my hard drives have acceptable performance, for what I enjoy doing.
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