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Windows 7: Re-Install Media Player 12

10 May 2009   #1
ephumuris

W7 RC1
 
 
Re-Install Media Player 12

Is it possible to reinstall WMP12? Is there an .exe file somewhere i can download or some way to do it off the Windows disc?


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10 May 2009   #2
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I don't think there is one for windows 7 as it is built in. What happened to the player that was on it anyway? just google wmp12 and check the results. i have just done it but can only find it for xp and vista. You could try system restore if you have uninstalled or whatever you have done to not have it now. Or if that doesn't work you could try repair install.

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10 May 2009   #3
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ephumuris View Post
Is it possible to reinstall WMP12? Is there an .exe file somewhere i can download or some way to do it off the Windows disc?
Hi Ephumuris,

There is no installer or method of reinstalling WMP12, You either have to use System Restore or a System File Check (sfc /scannow) to restore WMP12

Steven
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10 May 2009   #4
Mindstorm

Windows 7 7100 RC 1, Windows Vista 64, Windows XP, MAC OS X 10.5.5
 
 

If you've uninstalled it you can get it back by control panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows Futures on or off

Check the selection next to "Media Features" or expand that tree and select Windows Media Player (if you only want the wmp)
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10 May 2009   #5
ephumuris

W7 RC1
 
 

Is it not possible for someone with wmp12 installed to just copy their files and i replace the ones that are messed up or missing?
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10 May 2009   #6
tednelson83

Windows 7 RC1 build 7100 X64
 
 

i would imagine it would be possible to extract them from the disc if you know what files you needed. i havnt done it in a while, but we used to do it all the time in the shop i worked in on win 98, and early xp.
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11 May 2009   #7
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ephumuris View Post
Is it not possible for someone with wmp12 installed to just copy their files and i replace the ones that are messed up or missing?
It wouldn't make a difference if we did, You still need to run a System Restore and a System File Check to get it working regardless

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tednelson83 View Post
i would imagine it would be possible to extract them from the disc if you know what files you needed. i havnt done it in a while, but we used to do it all the time in the shop i worked in on win 98, and early xp.
Since Vista, The Install DVDs use a new format called WIM or Windows Image Format and you would need to downlaod the 1GB Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for the tools to Extract the WIM file, decompress the required files and remake the Image


System Restore is the only way your going to easily solve what you did, It only restores your System Files not Personal Files and takes about 20mins
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11 May 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I wouldnt have thought it was possible to extract all the files. They could be all over the place and then theres the complex registry entries.
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11 May 2009   #9
ephumuris

W7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Hi Ephumuris,

There is no installer or method of reinstalling WMP12, You either have to use System Restore or a System File Check (sfc /scannow) to restore WMP12

Steven
What do you know... sfc /scannow is something new to me. What exactly does it do? I now have WMP12 again i just don't know how that thing helped!

EDIT: Love this site. Maybe i'll turn system restore on. I never used it in the past always turned it off.
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12 May 2009   #10
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ephumuris View Post
What do you know... sfc /scannow is something new to me. What exactly does it do? I now have WMP12 again i just don't know how that thing helped!

EDIT: Love this site. Maybe i'll turn system restore on. I never used it in the past always turned it off.
SFC just verifies system files have the same signature they did when built by Microsoft, any file found to have a different signature is replaced with the original file that has the correct signature

I used to disable System Restore myself, then I realized how stupid it was if you needed to undo something system-wide you just did...There is no performance penalty using it, it doesn't run while your using the system, the only downside is how much space you allocate for restore points
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