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Windows 7: How to Downgrade Windows Media Player 12 to WMP 11 on Windows 7

04 Jul 2012   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hello, I have downgraded and I have fixed the registry so now when I double click an mp3 the "server execution" error doesn't show. But another pop up occurs. "Windows media player is not installed properly and needs to be reinstalled".
What do I do?

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18 Dec 2012   #32

windows 8
would this fix work in windows8???

I amo having problems with windows media player 12 in windows 8, and i think this downgrade would fix my problem. i need to use wmp because i have a program that uses it as a host, the problem is that it is imposible to use it to play dvd´s and that is exactly what i need. i already tried a lot of codec packs and still nothing... i am wondering if this fix, i mean, downgrading to wmp 11 would fix the problem... i use wmp11 in other computer and it works fine.... Help!!!
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18 Dec 2012   #33

Windows 7 x64

First ,welcome to SevenForums.

Second, we have EightForums for everything about Windows 8.

And finally, about Your problem: You have to install Windows Media Center in Windows 8 to be able to play dvd's in Windows 8.
This downgrade doesn't work in Windows 8 anymore.

You can get your key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free here.
Only thing is, You will have to be patient and wait up to 72 hours for that key.
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18 Dec 2012   #34

windows 8
thsnk you Kizo2703, but that does not fix my problem

The issue that i have is that i use an especific program for biofeedback, it is a therapy that uses dvd´s to help the patient (i dont want to go to details on this) that program uses WMP as a host to play the dvd´s

I already have windows media center, i can play dvd´s on the computer, that works fine, but the program uses windows media player, so i need to have a windows media player that plays dvd´s, that´s why i thougth that maybe downgrading it would work... the other possibility that i have think of is to make the program use another program as a host, but i have no idea on how to do that....
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18 Dec 2012   #35

Windows 7 x64

Without more specific data, I can't help You.

But, ask a question on EightForums, you may find someone who can help You there.

But, it's odd when You say You can't play dvd's ,because when You install Media Center in Windows 8, there is no difference between WMP in Windows 7 and 8.
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