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Windows 7: WMP 11 downgrade,Media Wont Open

26 Sep 2009   #1
r600mura

Windows 7
 
 
WMP 11 downgrade,Media Wont Open

So I Need Help !!!

I hate WMP 12 Not having Player In taskbar !!!

ME Like a Dumb Newb, I tried To Downgrade using this tutorial LINK ---->

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

Well I every thing was gonna go Fine after Completeing Every task with Precaution

Then I got ONE error During the Install OF WMP 11 for Windows Seven

So i tried to Take OwnerShip again of that error file Would do anything,So I ignored the error And it said Everything Else was successfull.

Now my New WMP 11 DOES WORK, Sort of !

When i ran WMP 11 for the first time it gave me an error about plugins.&
Ican not open a unless I open through WMP URL.

Anybody have any advice???? please


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26 Sep 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

THIS WILL BRING BACK WMP12

1. Open start and type "turn fea" then hit enter.
2. A window will open, deselect 'Windows Media Player' (as shown)

Note: Deselecting WMP will require you to allow it to deselect WMC.

3. Press OK, restart.
4. Repeat step 1, then reselect 'Windows Media Player' (as shown)

Note: If you want to use WMC you will need to reselect that as well.

5. Select OK, restart again, see if its back to WMP 12.

MS didn't put WMP11 in Windows 7 for a reason, try finding a way to get WMP 12 in the taskbar instead of getting WMP 11 in Windows 7.
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26 Sep 2009   #3
stew2

 

Hi r600mura

I did a similar process on my windows 7 as in my opinion wmp 12 sucks. I got wmp 11 installed with no errors and it can play music etc but it was unable to use any plugins. Iv now uninstalled wmp 12 and 11 from my pc and im looking for an alternative player.

I know that doesnt help you lol but you should think about removing all traces of wmp from your pc and then doing an sfc /scannow followed by a complete virus scan.
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26 Sep 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One of the better alternative players is VLC ( Download VLC Media Player 1.0.2 - FileHippo.com ).
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26 Sep 2009   #5
stew2

 

I prefer Media Player Classic for videos. I only used WMP for music but anyway il try not to hijack this thread and just say that heres a list of alternatives players - Comparison of media players - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope you find a solution r600mura
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26 Sep 2009   #6
r600mura

Windows 7
 
 

Hey DarkNovaGamer Thanks A Million !!!!

I got WMP 12 Back No Problems.....

But is it really possible to put WMP on the taskbar?? I researched and found nothing really to help me do this.......
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26 Sep 2009   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by r600mura View Post
Hey DarkNovaGamer Thanks A Million !!!!

I got WMP 12 Back No Problems.....

But is it really possible to put WMP on the taskbar?? I researched and found nothing really to help me do this.......
Glad to hear it.

I'm sure there is a way, try asking in our customization section or in the software section.
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26 Sep 2009   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

If you feel like its worth it to have it on the taskbar, try this thread.

May have to skip to the first page, it auto-put me on page 3
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27 Sep 2009   #9
r600mura

Windows 7
 
 

Hey darknovagamer, I tried that Program but it gives me a player plugin error problem at startup of media player.Therefore the Media Player option never shows on the taskbar......Well thanks Alot ! Nice try.....

Any body have this problem and fix it?????????

Or whats another route i can listen to music from the taskbar....

I tried winamp But Hate that program.
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27 Sep 2009   #10
r600mura

Windows 7
 
 

ok again i tried this tutorial on a fresh install of win7, heres the link

Get Taskbar Toolbar (Taskband) Back in WMP12 Under Windows 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

So I did everything, And when i Opened WMP the first time it tell me "Windows Media Player was not closed properly.A damaged or incompatible plugin might have caused the problem to occur.As a precaution,all optional plugins have been disabled.

Wow I so mad I hate you Windows7............J/K i love it........but i wish i could get this damn Taskband
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