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Windows 7: [Guide] Install WMP11 over WMP12


21 Feb 2009   #31

Windows 7 x64
 
 

OCM770 jus showd us the way of doing it. It's up to everyone themselves if they wish to use this tutorial or not, it is a possibility to choose given to us.
Any way it shouldn't annoy others, if some people use this on their PC-s or not. They might not understand it, but this shouldn't be the reason to criticize what others are doing


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07 Jun 2009   #32

Vista / Windows 7 RC
 
 

does anoybody know if doing this makes channel 4 on demand work? I have managed to download and install it but when i try to log in it says i need WMP 10 or higher. (I am using win 7RC)
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07 Jan 2010   #33

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I went back to wmp 12 because was impossible to open music files from folders with double click after following this guide. After a while this started to annoy me :-P
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22 Feb 2010   #34

XPx64 Pro & Win7x64 Ultimate
 
 

For fixing the double-click issue, do the following.

Open regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WMP11.AssocFile.xxx\shell\Play\command (xxx being any of the multiple file associations in this area)

There will be 2 entries. "Default" & "DelegateExecute". Delete the DelegateExecute entry (after creating a backup of the registry before you do). You might have problems with deleting it due to permissions, if so, then right-click the registry folder, go to permissions and take ownership.

I had to do both of the following steps to finally get the permissions to be able to delete anything in the registry: checking the "replace all child object permissions....." under permissions tab & the "replace owner on subcontainers & objects" under owner tab.

This was of course on my Windows 7 Ultimate x86 laptop, and so far, everything I do with WMP11 works great. It even opens WMP on top instead of behind other open windows when I double-click on a music or video file, which is maybe the only other thing I don't like in Windows 7 (aside from WMP12). With my x64 desktop I have gotten absolutely nowhere, except having to do a repair installation to get WMP12 back.

Also, the one complaint about WMP12 I haven't seen, which is my main beef, is how crappy a video looks in fullscreen mode compared to WMP11. If it looked the same, I wouldn't have any issue with WMP12 at all.


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22 Feb 2010   #35

 

Some people just aren't intelligent enough to know what they want and therefore can't be satisfied no matter what you give them.
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22 Feb 2010   #36

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for this guide I will give it another shot, dual boot with xp somehow scrue tags for mp3 under 7 so wmp 12 put my artists under unknown, hope running wmp 11 on both systems will fix this.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arpharazon View Post
For fixing the double-click issue, do the following.

Open regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WMP11.AssocFile.xxx\shell\Play\command (xxx being any of the multiple file associations in this area)

There will be 2 entries. "Default" & "DelegateExecute". Delete the DelegateExecute entry (after creating a backup of the registry before you do). You might have problems with deleting it due to permissions, if so, then right-click the registry folder, go to permissions and take ownership.

I had to do both of the following steps to finally get the permissions to be able to delete anything in the registry: checking the "replace all child object permissions....." under permissions tab & the "replace owner on subcontainers & objects" under owner tab.

This was of course on my Windows 7 Ultimate x86 laptop, and so far, everything I do with WMP11 works great. It even opens WMP on top instead of behind other open windows when I double-click on a music or video file, which is maybe the only other thing I don't like in Windows 7 (aside from WMP12). With my x64 desktop I have gotten absolutely nowhere, except having to do a repair installation to get WMP12 back.

Also, the one complaint about WMP12 I haven't seen, which is my main beef, is how crappy a video looks in fullscreen mode compared to WMP11. If it looked the same, I wouldn't have any issue with WMP12 at all.
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22 Feb 2010   #37

XPx64 Pro & Win7x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Some people just aren't intelligent enough to know what they want and therefore can't be satisfied no matter what you give them.
I know exactly what I want, and that's something that doesn't suck. And the newer version of an app shouldn't be worse than the last one.

Sure it might have new options that don't work the way they expected, but at least don't screw up the things it did well in the previous version.
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22 Feb 2010   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arpharazon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Some people just aren't intelligent enough to know what they want and therefore can't be satisfied no matter what you give them.
I know exactly what I want, and that's something that doesn't suck. And the newer version of an app shouldn't be worse than the last one.

Sure it might have new options that don't work the way they expected, but at least don't screw up the things it did well in the previous version.
Thats all opinion right there. My opinion of WMP12 is its better then WMP11.

Though in most cases replacing WMP12 with WMP11 ends up in someone on this forum helping that person to fix what they broke. :|
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22 Feb 2010   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post

Thats all opinion right there. My opinion of WMP12 is its better then WMP11.

Though in most cases replacing WMP12 with WMP11 ends up in someone on this forum helping that person to fix what they broke. :|
I second that !!! Downgrading WMP is really a bad idea which would end up in Repair install most of the times

- Captain
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22 Feb 2010   #40

 

I cant see any reason to downgrade.
WMP 12 looks better, and is better. WMP 11 was alright, but 12 is way better

Just my 2 cents
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