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Windows 7: Media Player 11 for Windows 7 64-bit???

01 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Media Player 11 for Windows 7 64-bit???

I really do not like Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7, mainly because of the lack of mini player mode. Is it possible to downgrade to WMP 11 in Win 7 64-bit? All of the solutions I have seen only work for Win 7 32-bit. Has anyone encountered a fix for this in Win 7 64-Bit? Or am I on a [COLOR=#0072BC ! important][COLOR=#0072BC ! important]wild [COLOR=#0072BC ! important]goose[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] chase?

Thanks for any and all suggestions...


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01 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you only want the mini player:

WMP12 Mini Toolbar


If however you still want to switch to WMP11. Skip to 2nd part. Personally, I think you are better off with WMP12 if you want to use WMP:

Install WMP 11 on Windows 7

A Guy
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02 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can downgrade to WMP11, see this page, theres also a link there for the 64 bit installer.

Windows Media Player 11 for Windows 7 - WinMatrix

Also, this.

How to Get Windows Media Player (WMP) Taskbar Toolbar Back in Windows 7? - Tweaking with Vishal

But, BEWARE, from what I've seen this seems to be a one way street. If the downgrade gets mucked, restoring WMP12 is a very iffy task. I've seen instances where folks had to do a repair install/ full reinstall to get things working again.

So, I do not advise such a downgrade.
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02 Jul 2010   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
If you only want the mini player:

WMP12 Mini Toolbar
A Guy
Great tip, even though I don't use WMP for my music!
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03 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Thanks For the Tip!

This worked for putting the mini player on the taskbar! That's kinda what I wanted. Now if I could only make it bigger or detach it and put it on the desktop, that would be perfect.

Thanks to all who responded!
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04 Jul 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well why didn't you say so

WMP 12 Gadget

WMP Gadget

Original WMP Gadget

A Guy
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04 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Well why didn't you say so

WMP 12 Gadget

WMP Gadget

Original WMP Gadget

A Guy
The Original WMP Gadget is way cool! I love it! Thanks so much for the tip! Now I don't have to downgrade to WMP 11!!!
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04 Jul 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by technomann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Well why didn't you say so

WMP 12 Gadget

WMP Gadget

Original WMP Gadget

A Guy
The Original WMP Gadget is way cool! I love it! Thanks so much for the tip! Now I don't have to downgrade to WMP 11!!!
Glad I was able to help

A Guy
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