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Windows 7: W7 X64 - how you know W7 is using WMP11x64 or WMP11x86?

29 Jul 2009   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Exactly. I would have just used my usual names of Capture and Capture1.


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29 Jul 2009   #12
Litude

Windows 7
 
 

Then again using the x64 version of Windows Media Player might bring about more trouble than it's worth, as you have to make sure you have x64 versions of the codecs that your videos need in order to be played. And I'm sure that x64 codecs don't exist for nearly all compression schemes yet.
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29 Jul 2009   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Exactly. And that is why it is the 32-bit version that is included on the taskbar and in the start menu by default.
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29 Jul 2009   #14
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
There is a tutorial on changing the default 32 bit to the 64 bit for Vista, not sure if it works in Win 7 though.
Windows Media Player (WMP) - Vista Forums
There's a much easier way which works in 7.
Rename the 32bit wmp folder in programfiles(x86), copy the 64bit wmp folder in there.

Instant 64bit default.
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30 Jul 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I know, but he said not to touch either one with the mouse!
I knew it! Someone would...
Let's see how you fare on this one! The actual clue was a slight difference in memory used when both were sitting idle!


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30 Jul 2009   #16
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The 32-bit version is on the right-hand image. Although you are no longer giving any clues with the image name, it still gives itself away because of the ... after the filename, which indicates that there is more information available than can fit into that column.

Can you tell this time? A clue is still there, but it is not as obvious.
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30 Jul 2009   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

These are taken with the taskmanager maximized.


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30 Jul 2009   #18
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You've left the same clue as before (the one on the right is the 32-bit version). What about my images?
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30 Jul 2009   #19
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What this thread does indicate is that it is important when looking for information, and that information is presented in columns (as is the case with Task Manager), that you resize the columns so that they show the full amount of information available in that column.
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30 Jul 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That isn't the only method however of finding out which WMP12(x86 or x64) is the default however. The properties when right clicking on the WMP seen on the Start menu clearly shows the location in the properties>target location.

However since everybody got the two tests rather easy I upped the anty a little if you notice the two WMP icons now seen on the taskbar. Can you tell which is the 32bit or the 64bit there? Have fun with that one!

With a simple right click on the wmplayer.exe in the 64bit folder you can pin that directly saving a few steps if you want that one instead. If you unpin the default 32bit you simply go back into the Start menu to repin the 32bit version even if you have to right click, choose copy, and paste the copy on the desktop first to see that dragged onto the taskbar.


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