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Windows Media Player Issue

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October 15, 2009 10:46:49 AM

Hello,

after fresh win install(vista 64 bit) I can`t to install some applications and vista wmp isn`t working either.





I am unable to install many other programs like winamp, VLC player, MV2 player and so on.Always get error:



Any tips?

Regards, Tomas
October 15, 2009 5:28:10 PM

This might happens because of the recent WMP updates if any or file corruption due to non microsoft software installation

To resolve this :

1. Click Start -> Type CMD on the “Start Search”
2. Right click on CMD and click Run as Administrator
3. Type unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:32 on the command prompt and hit enter key
4. Close the command prompt and reboot the computer

You should be able to open up Windows Media Player without any error. If the above steps didnt work then..

Click Start -> Run -> Regedit -> Ok
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Setup\\wmplayer.exe and delete wmplayer.exe

Post back with your findings!
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October 15, 2009 5:56:16 PM

I tried the first one already and it didn`t help.

The thing iwth regisrty-there is no wmplayer.exe file in that directory :( 

Any more tips?
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October 15, 2009 6:15:22 PM

It thinks it's already installed. Does it show in the add/remove programs list? You could try a registry cleaner like ccleaner to repair the install.
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October 15, 2009 6:33:07 PM

No, Vista unfortunately don`t show WMP in add/remove list.And I tried ccleaner but nothing :( 
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October 15, 2009 6:43:51 PM

Go to add/remove programs-->click add/remove windows components-->check next to windows media player-->click next
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October 15, 2009 7:04:07 PM

Start-->run--> sfc /scannow
If the program is corrupt, it should show and fix it.

WMP is built into Vista's OS (except in EU). It's virtually impossible to remove it.
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October 15, 2009 7:22:14 PM

mhm, the window pops up however immediately close.is it supposed to be like this please?
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October 15, 2009 7:31:31 PM

The scan may be done. If it's done, restart the PC.
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October 15, 2009 7:32:33 PM

didnt help :(  guess i just go for win 7 tommorow
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October 15, 2009 7:45:09 PM

It should've produced a log in this directory...What does it say?
C:\WINDOWS\LOGS\CBS\CBS.LOG
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October 15, 2009 7:46:33 PM

it has 54mb and its pretty long O.o
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October 15, 2009 8:08:09 PM

nah...i am going to install win 7, wont waste any more time with vista.anyways thanks for the help!
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October 15, 2009 8:13:54 PM

Lol...No problem

Least you won't have to deal with WMP11 on windows7. You get WMP12.
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