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Windows 7: windows installer popping up as Windows Media Player opens

26 Apr 2014   #1
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
windows installer popping up as Windows Media Player opens

I have been having this problem for a week, everytime I open Windows Media Player Windows Installer pops up and I don't know why it is doing this for, I have not made any recent changes to my computer recently or to Windows Media Player


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26 Apr 2014   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does the installer say anything on it to indicate what it is doing?
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26 Apr 2014   #3
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

it says preparing to install for a few seconds and then goes away and it only does it on start up
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26 Apr 2014   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Interesting.

Did you install any new software around the time this started to occur?

Can you attach your startup entries using msconfig?

You can take a screenshot under the startup tab of msconfig

Startup Programs - Change
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26 Apr 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like your file associations got messed up. They are easy to restore.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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27 Apr 2014   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I've seen this usually associated with Roxio programs. Do you have Roxio, or did you have Roxio? You might make sure Windows Installer logging is enabled, and see if you can find what is trying to install next time you can create the problem.

How to Enable Microsoft Installer logging and Verbose logging to gather additional troubleshooting Information

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