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Windows 7: [Guide] Install WMP11 over WMP12

23 Feb 2010   #41

Windows 7
 
 

Does MP11 crash the same way as MP12?


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23 Feb 2010   #42

 

never had either crash. couldn't tell you
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24 Feb 2010   #43

Windows 7
 
 

My MP12 crashes frequently and I was thinking if a change like installing MP11 over it could solve this.
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25 Feb 2010   #44

XPx64 Pro & Win7x64 Ultimate
 
 

WMP12 never crashed on me, but still, if I could get WMP11 on my x64 machine, I would.
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29 Nov 2010   #45

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
It never ceases to amaze me how [INSERT COLORFUL EXPLETIVE HERE] people are. For years, they've been asking Microsoft to give them a leaner, less bloated, Media Player. And when Microsoft finally gives it to them in the form of Windows Media Player 12, they whine like babies because they don't like it, and go back to the older bloated version.

Sort of like UAC.

In Vista, people cried foul because it stopped them from wrecking their computers. Now, with Windows 7, they are saying that UAC isn't secure enough, if at all. But isn't that exactly what the people wanted?

"Get a life" is all I can say to them...

Maybe, just MAYBE if Microsoft hadn't f***ed the interface so badly they'd stick to the less bloated software.

UAC was never welcomed and will never be. I turned that s*** off the second I saw it. I also installed a registry so full ownership of every file would be one click away. All this security crap doesn't do jack. If someone is going to eff their system up, they are going to eff their system up. Security won't stop them, it'll just waste their time.

The real problem they have is version conflicts. I hate it when I have to reinstall something but I can't because the current version is 1.00000.000.0002 and my setup file is a 1.00000.000.0001. Those awful famous words: "Your current version is a newer version than the version you are trying to install. Installation cannot be continued". That's a real problem for me. I can't reinstall Windows Media Player for that reason. So now I'm told to do a full repair install. But I can't do that one either FOR THE SAME DAMN REASON.
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29 Nov 2010   #46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AmirGTR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
It never ceases to amaze me how [INSERT COLORFUL EXPLETIVE HERE] people are. For years, they've been asking Microsoft to give them a leaner, less bloated, Media Player. And when Microsoft finally gives it to them in the form of Windows Media Player 12, they whine like babies because they don't like it, and go back to the older bloated version.

Sort of like UAC.

In Vista, people cried foul because it stopped them from wrecking their computers. Now, with Windows 7, they are saying that UAC isn't secure enough, if at all. But isn't that exactly what the people wanted?

"Get a life" is all I can say to them...

Maybe, just MAYBE if Microsoft hadn't f***ed the interface so badly they'd stick to the less bloated software.

UAC was never welcomed and will never be. I turned that s*** off the second I saw it. I also installed a registry so full ownership of every file would be one click away. All this security crap doesn't do jack. If someone is going to eff their system up, they are going to eff their system up. Security won't stop them, it'll just waste their time.

The real problem they have is version conflicts. I hate it when I have to reinstall something but I can't because the current version is 1.00000.000.0002 and my setup file is a 1.00000.000.0001. Those awful famous words: "Your current version is a newer version than the version you are trying to install. Installation cannot be continued". That's a real problem for me. I can't reinstall Windows Media Player for that reason. So now I'm told to do a full repair install. But I can't do that one either FOR THE SAME DAMN REASON.
I take it you have a problem with WMP12? Please start a new thread detailing your issues, and maybe someone here can help?
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29 Nov 2010   #47

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have been involved in pc software development since 1976. There is still one outstanding item from all those years of knowledge that I have come to realize is the hardest thing to repair and that is the short-circuit between the seat and the keyboard.

This post is not a complaint though, because this same short-circuit is responsible for keeping most of the IT personel around the world employed.
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29 Nov 2010   #48

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
I have been involved in pc software development since 1976. There is still one outstanding item from all those years of knowledge that I have come to realize is the hardest thing to repair and that is the short-circuit between the seat and the keyboard.

This post is not a complaint though, because this same short-circuit is responsible for keeping most of the IT personel around the world employed.
Brilliant!
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29 Nov 2010   #49

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
I have been involved in pc software development since 1976. There is still one outstanding item from all those years of knowledge that I have come to realize is the hardest thing to repair and that is the short-circuit between the seat and the keyboard.

This post is not a complaint though, because this same short-circuit is responsible for keeping most of the IT personel around the world employed.
I concur!

Although you need to come to South Africa for a bit. PC Retailers and repair shops alike have developed a sort-of sixth-sense that detects when a noob walks into their stores.

It's become so bad, that when someone like myself comes alongs and gives it to them (the customers) honestly, they think I'm the one trying to rip them off...!
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30 Nov 2010   #50

WIndows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
I have been involved in pc software development since 1976. There is still one outstanding item from all those years of knowledge that I have come to realize is the hardest thing to repair and that is the short-circuit between the seat and the keyboard.

This post is not a complaint though, because this same short-circuit is responsible for keeping most of the IT personel around the world employed.
I concur!

Although you need to come to South Africa for a bit. PC Retailers and repair shops alike have developed a sort-of sixth-sense that detects when a noob walks into their stores.

It's become so bad, that when someone like myself comes alongs and gives it to them (the customers) honestly, they think I'm the one trying to rip them off...!
That's happened to me before. When you point out how badly they've effed up their system they immediately assume you're just saying that to charge extra, while all you're trying to do is to do it the right way, fix their system once and for all and save them the hassle of coming back.

It's a really stressful job being an IT technician. You have to wait, and wait, and wait...there's not much else you can do. You're either scanning to get rid of viruses, installing an OS, formatting, copying, defragging...all of which take forever. And the customers start to lose patience and get mad at you.

As for my issue with WMP12. I didn't like the interface at all, the taskbar thing was gone and my "Enhancements" would each open in a different window. A very messy and stupid design. So I tried installing WMP11. I got it to work but it wasn't working properly. Double clicking files didn't work. I decided I want WMP12 back, and since then I've been trying every possible solution to get WMP12 to work again. I already am following this issue on another thread. Like I said, the big problem is version conflicts. Otherwise I'd have re-installed whatever I needed and be done with it by now.
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