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Windows 7: Windows Media Player needed - CallandarDalChina level geek-hack needed

27 Aug 2019   #1
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows Media Player needed - CallandarDalChina level geek-hack needed

Windows Media Player needed - Callandar / DalChina level geek-hack needed.
Have tried all previous MSIs from Microsoft and their current MSIs, none will install, all install fail very early on. Need a Callendar / DalChina level solution, a geek-created install process and appropriate install EXE or ZIP to force my Windows 7 Professional, fully licensed from day one, to accept Windows Media Player.


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28 Aug 2019   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Windows media player comes with win7 pro.


What happened to yours? Do you mean movie maker?
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28 Aug 2019   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Windows media player comes with win7 pro.
What happened to yours? Do you mean movie maker?
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Long ago, I completely uninstalled it, later, I found out that Cyberlink products only look for WMP. I tried many old and new MS WMP MSIs, all quit very early on.
I have a few ideas: Do you know the paths and file names for both 64 and 32 bit WMP EXEs?
Maybe I can create those paths, copy VLC into said paths, rename VLC to whatever the WMP EXEs are named -- hopefully fooling Cyberlink? Sector editing Cyberlink may only work untul any future update or install? I would much rather geek-install WMP.
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28 Aug 2019   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

One way is to run a repair install. Then run Simplix after to install the updates properly.


Otherwise, I will have a look and see if I can find anything to install wmp.
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28 Aug 2019   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
One way is to run a repair install. Then run Simplix after to install the updates properly. Otherwise, I will have a look and see if I can find anything to install wmp.
What, where is Simlix? I have known good images, can experiment :)
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28 Aug 2019   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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28 Aug 2019   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

school wifi blocks, will check when home
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31 Aug 2019   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Let me try with laptop, nothing happens with tablet.
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01 Sep 2019   #9
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Windows Media Player is not a program, it is a feature. You can turn on this feature with
dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:WindowsMediaPlayer
When executing this command, DISM will look at the default location for the WMP installation files.
The next bit works on WIndows 10, I suppose it works on Windows 7:
If the installation is broken, you can use /source, or multiple /source arguments, to point to known good copies of the installation files. You can use /Source to point to mounted WIM files or SXS directories.
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03 Sep 2019   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Is there a work around? My windows feature on/off board does not appear at all.

Wait, if that is a dosbox command-line, I will try that tonight.
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