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Uninstall Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Windows x, etc.

Q: Uninstall Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Windows x, etc.

How do I uninstall the bunch of applications that came preinstalled with Vista and don't show up in any uninstaller? I have:
Windows Mail
Windows Media Player
Windows Meeting Space
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Photo Gallery
Windows Anytime Upgrade
Windows Marketplace
standard games like freecell

I don't know which are part of the OS and which are standalone applications — I realise I probably can't uninstall Internet Explorer, but how do I uninstall the above?

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A: Uninstall Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Windows x, etc.

hello ohana
those are all part of the os. but if you go to control panel > programs and features > turn windows features on or off (left hand side) you can turn some of them off. i dont know about uninstalling them.
as for IE , that is the only browser microsoft will let do the updates. so if you plan on updating .dont uninstall it.

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Windows Media Player 11

My McAffee AV installation was corrupted - there was no uninstall option.

I decided to delete the entire McAffee folder from Program Files and remove any trace of mc* in the registry.

That got rid of McAffee

Now my Windows Media Player (WMP) does not work - when you click on it or try running any media with it --> nothing happens.

When I try to uninstall from Add/Remove Programs it claimed to have rolled back to older version. But nothing has changed.

I tried running the WMP installation kit - it says you have the lastest version installed. Still WMP does not work

I believe that the issue lies in the registry, but I can be wrong. Can anyone offer any assistance on how to get WMP working again?

A:Windows Media Player 11 - how to uninstall?

Perhaps you should have uninstalled from the add/remove programs option in the control panel .. I mean in the first instance .. see what can be done if you use a registry cleaner .. MS has Regclean, a bit basic but might help you as a freebie

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Ok, so i have had many problems with WMP.11 and really want to uninstall it. I have tried removing it from programs and it is not in there.

The only way i have been able to locate the file other than opening the shortcut on the desktop is to right click the desktop icon and click on 'open file location' Once I've opened this i have tried to delete the files from that point but it won't let me, it says that i need permission to perform the action..

i have also just tried reinstalling WMP.11 again but then it comes up that i can't install it because i already have the 'newer version' Can someone tell me how i can get permission to delete the old program components or help me in anyway.

Thanks, Tish.

A:How do i uninstall windows media player.11??

If you are using Vista, you will be unable to remove the media player (which is why you cannot delete the files you mentioned, although it is not a good idea to try, you can cause damage to your Vista installation...).

Do you want to keep using it? If so, explain the troubles you are having, there might be a solution.

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I wanna get rid of Win Media Player which I'm just fed up with and which is a bit out of tune. But what's the best way to do this??
Cause I've tried in Add/remove progs and there is no option to uninstall WMP in it. There's also no 'uninstall' file in WMP directory. Are there any other possibilities??

Big thanks...

A:How do I uninstall Windows Media Player??

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I would like it GONE!!!!! Can it be done???????? V

A:Uninstall Windows Media Player 10

you can roll it back in add/remove on the left side, componets i think.

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Hello people, as nobody helped me with my problem im resorting to removing the program from the PC entirely. However I cant delete the folder as it says it is being used whenever i try. Ive also tried the Add/Remove programs function but thats no good either.

Does anyone know how I can delete Windows Media Player 9? Help is appreciated greatly...

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I think my wmp is broken. When i try to remove it from add/remove programs, when you click "rollback" it spends 1 second rollbacking and gives me a "finish" button. Not even a restart button. Even if i restart my computer, it is still there.

I have even tried these: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934372/en-us

wmp is still there. Any suggestions?

A:Cannot uninstall windows media player

Try using the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. As long as you installed the application using the Windows Installer, this utility will remove all the folders, files, registry keys, and entries from your system and allow you to start over with a clean slate.

Download the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
Locate and run msicuu2.exe to install the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.
Locate and launch the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility on the Start menu.
From the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility window, locate the application in the list and click the Remove button.
Once the application has been removed, click the Exit button to close the utility.

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Hi everyone,

I just bought a laptop with XP (SP2) on it and it has Windows Media Player (version, and although i will be installing media player CLASSIC i really don't want or need WMP.
I have understadn there may be a way to uninstall it.... Can anyone help with this?


A:uninstall windows media player?

Go to Control Panel --> Add Remove Programs, then on the left Add/Remove Windows Components.

At the bottom of this list should be Windows Media Player, uncheck it, then hit Next.

That should uninstall it. This is also where you can uninstall things like MSN Explorer and MSN messenger if you didn't want those.

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Well nobody seems to know what the problem is that i have streaming videos so ill try to reinstall...Thing is it came with my computer so I dont know how to uninstall it...

A:How do I uninstall Windows Media Player?

Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs->Add/Remove Windows Components.

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a virus got in my windows media player . because everytime i click on a video file . the windows media player doesnt open . . is there a way i can unistall it and re-install it . and re-download it through shareware.com or something ?

A:can i uninstall windows media player?

First check your file associations for correct bindings!

After that you may try to Re-install over your existing installation either your same version of WMP or a newer version !

Another alternative is :

for WMP versions 7+ :
go to the directory where u've installed WMP and look for a file called setup_wm.exe
Run that and say re-install all components

That should fix it

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Bear with me, I'm a new member. I tried using the uninstall info from MS. Problem is that when I go to Add/Remove Programs, Media Player 7.1 or any other version for that matter doesn't show up in the window on either of my computers. I find it many other places and I know it's there because I've used it. Every other place I find it and try do delete it I always get the error message telling me it can't be deleted because the source file is in use. I think this is because it is always up and running in the background. I've looked everywhere I can think of to shut it down, but to no avail. When I querried a buddy, he said his appeared in the Add/Delete window. Any help would be appreciated. My system runs ME.

A:Can't Uninstall Windows Media Player 7.1

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A few days ago, when trying to run WMP I got the sad message: "An internal application error has occurred"
Looking on forums I found some tips to register 2 DLL's (regsvr32 jscript.dll & regsvr32 vbscript.dll) but as it doesn't help , I though I could remove WMP 11
and going back to previous version 9 or 10.
I've been trying 2 days long to get this working (rollback procedure from MS) but it is becoming a real nightmare as no solution works.

Any help and suggestions welcome.


A:Windows Media Player 11 Will Not Uninstall

If you haven't already tried this, try removing it while in safe mode.

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I upgraded to Windows Media Player 9 and now I can't use my Launchcast, so I want to rollback to my previous installation, but I am running XP Home Edition and cant seem to find a way to uninstall WMP9. I've tried downloading and installing WMP 7.1 but it won't install. Any suggestions?

A:Windows Media Player 9 uninstall

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How can I uninstall Windows Media Player ?

A:How to uninstall Windows Media Player ?

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Recently, I installed a new version of Windows Media Player (v.9, I think). It got installed over top of the old version. When I tried to uninstall WMP today, a note came up saying that I had 'rolled back' the program to it's earlier version. However, when I tried to uninstall this earlier version, I couldn't find it in the 'Add/Remove' programs window. I can find it using Windows Explorer, under 'Program Files', but I don't know how to uninstall it. Maybe there are other programs on my machine that I don't want but which don't have 'uninstallers'?? I don't even know what an uninstaller is, it's just a term I heard.

Renewed my donation to Tech Guy forums today, since this is my second question this afternoon. This is a great site - keep up the great work. Nikku

A:Can't uninstall Windows Media Player?

Look in Windows Setup > Multimedia for it also. And let us know if you have Windows XP, if you do some special instructions may be needed to make it magically appear.

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i am using the WinXP Home OS and upgraded my Windows Media Player from v9.0 to v10.0 but found out that a lot of radio channels that were previously available on v.9.0 are not available on v.10.0 and would like to revert back to v.9.0

Tried to uninstall and delete the Windows Media Player folder in my Program Files folder but it just kept reappearing. Also, tried to restore the computer to a time before the v10.0 installation but the restore failed.

Went to a website to try to download and reinstall v.9.0 but received a message from my computer that I already have a more recent version of Media Player (v10.0) on my computer and the downloaded was ended.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can remove v.10.0 and revert or reinstall v.9.0.


A:how to uninstall or remove windows media player v10.0

Try doing a system restore to a point before you installed version 10. Hopefully you'll still have a restore point you can use.

Edit: I just re-read your post and it seems like you already tried a restore.

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This seems to be the forum to ask this question, so here goes.
I have had version 7.1 on my win98SE for several months and I think I want to go back to 6.4. It seems that I have read of a few stories where some had difficulty doing this. Any of you care to share any experiences you have had with this? MS Windows Update has this to say about removal of 7.1:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Select Windows Media Player 7.1, and then click Add/Remove to uninstall. (On some versions of Windows, click Change/Remove to uninstall.)
If this is all there is to it, I can easily handle that!! BTW, I still have the 6.4 version in my work folder so the ease of reinstalling it would be no problem. And as always, TIA.
"Wonder what I left out this time that I meant to include in this!!"

A:UNINSTALL Windows Media Player 7.1 and REINSTALL 6.4


Thats how I uninstalled it a while back, on my Win98 machine. You will usually have the 6.4 stored in a folder in the c:\program files\windows Media Player



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I can't get windows media player 10 to work at all. Everytime I try to open it, it gives me an internal application error. I've tried to reinstall the program, but it tells me it can't install. I've tried rolling it back to the previous version, but it just tells me that the rollback failed.

What do I do? Am I just SOL?

A:Uninstall or reinstall Windows Media Player 10

Try this trick to see if you can completely uninstall Windows Media Player.


Uninstall unwanted components Thanx to: Microsoft Expert Zone - Michel Bordeleau It seems that some components in Windows XP can't be uninstalled. Well... they can. Use this trick to uninstall MSN Messenger, Media Player, MSN Explorer and Microsoft Games. First, make a copy of sysoc.inf (found on the hard disk at \Windows\inf\sysoc.inf) before proceeding so that you can restore the initial configuration if necessary. Give the copy a different name, such as sysoc2.inf. Open the Sysoc.inf file. Each line of text in the file represents a component that can be displayed in the Add/Remove Windows Components dialog. Delete the word HIDE for any component that you want to see in the dialog (do not erase the commas). Save the Sysoc.inf file, then close it, and reboot your computer. The Add/Remove Windows Components dialog will now display the items you want.

You may need to enable hidden and system files and folders to view these files. Go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab and make sure show hidden files and folders is checked and hide protected operating system files is unchecked.

In the file you may want to look for the line:



I think that is Windows Media Player. You'll know if it's right if WMP shows up in add/remove programs. Make a backup of... Read more

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Man. I've been having this problem for the entire summer.

Heres what happens when I open WMA..
I get a screen that says "WELCOME TO WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 9. Thanks for choosing WMA 9 the all in one media player", etc. I click next. Next screen says "Select Your Privacy Options". I select next. I get a screen called "Custom Installation Options". Here I can choose what files I want to open with WMA. I click FINISH.. and I get the "WELCOME TO WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 9" window all over again. I can do this 100 times and never get anywhere.

OK.. So I figured, "Ill just uninstall it and reinstall it". When I go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Files.. WMA uninstalls but leaves the shortcuts but if I click them I get the "WELCOME TO WMA" screen again.

So I tried to just install a new version. It makes a back up point and such, and then I hit finish.. and it says that "Installation could not be completed".

This is seriously making me mad. Any ideas? I ran spyware programs and AV programs and nothing. Please help.

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Hi there,

All of a sudden when I open Windows Media player 11, it immediately disappears. I

tried to uninstall/reinstall Windows Media Player 11 in add/remove and I got this :

It is not possible to uninstall Windows Media Player 11 because folders that are

required for the uninstall have already been deleted.

This was in the event viewer...

Application error
event ID: 1000

Faulting application wmplayer.exe, version 11.0.5721.5145, faulting module

indiv02.key, version 11.0.6000.6324, fault address 0x000f63f2.

any ideas how to remedy this situation?

Thank you so very much for your expert help:)


A:When I Open Windows Media Player 11, it immediately disappears & gets uninstall error

Try uninstalling media player by following this tutorial below. Then download a fresh copy and reinstall again. Tutorial

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I have installed the fix to make WIndows 8 look like normal Windows 7. Now I cant right-click on Windows Mail to uninstall it. Please help me uninstall Windows Mail.

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I have some problems to sort the music files in the library. If there is an album with more than one disc, the sorting is like that: 1 - track 1 CD1 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD1 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... I would like more logical sorting like this: 1 - track 1 CD1 2 - track 2 CD1 etc... 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... Do you see what I mean ? It seems that WMP/WMC doesn't sort using the "disc number" tag of the file (as it should be). Is there any way to sort it fine without creating 2 different albums for a 2 disc album ? Thank you.

A:Windows media player 12 / Windows Media Center - Multiple-Cds Albums sorting in library

The strange "subtitle" answer above is not really a valid notion given the lack of persistence.  When you step back, you see as koawmfot noted that this is really about the use of the "Set" field.  WMP does not and will not use the Set field to sort.  Instead it uses Album title as Shark noted.So the correct answer here would be to use the Album title field as the descriptive identifier.  If you really don't want to do this, you can use the track number such as by setting t1d1 to be 0101, t1d2 to be 0201, and so forth.  So those are the viable solutions, really.The problem with "Set" is that it doesn't fit well within the Explorer namespace / folder views.  This is consistent with the player storing one album in one folder, as opposed to dumping everything to one common folder - where you may have issues with filename collisions depending upon your naming scheme.As such it is not supported and is unlikely to be supported, sorry.

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I'm at my wits end.

I put together a capable gaming pc about a month ago with a bunch of new components and some cannibalized older components.

I installed all of the drivers from the motherboard cd. I have a radeon x1300 vid card. I'm running windows xp home ed. I've installed about every codec and plugin under the sun. I've troubleshot my load with regard to Windows itself.

I cannot play Windows Media Audio/Video files for the life of me.

I do get audio, but the video is all hyper-colored like looking at scrambled porn.

It doesn't matter if I download the video or watch it in a browser (any browser). It doesn't matter if I open up the DLed video in real player, Windows Media player or Generic DIVX player #458973: it still comes out all scrambled and in crazy moon-man rainbow colors.

I have no problem playing any other type of windows media player file. Quicktime works fine as well.

Please help.

A:Windows Media Player won't properly play Windows Media Audio/Video files

Well standard Window's media files should play without the need for any additional codecs.

Maybe check the forums of your vid card for some answers.

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I am trying to download an audiobook from my local library. I generally use Overdrive Media Console to do this. When I try to download the book I get an error message letting me know that my Windows Media Player needs a Security Upgrade in order to play the DRM files. It tells me to click on TOOLS in the Overdrive toolbar and then Windows Media Player Security Upgrade. When I do this, a dialog box appears and tells me to make sure I am connected to the internet (I am) and click OK. When I click OK - nothing happens. When I read the Windows Help file - it indicates that when I click OK in the dialog box in Overdrive, it is supposed to open WMP and another dialog box. It never does.
The Help file gives me a web site to go to where I can upgrade manually - this appears to be a Microsoft website. The Upgrade button here is grayed out.
I made sure I was using IE as the browser.
I opened WMP manually to see if there was anything I could upgrade manually there.
I can't even determine what version of WMP I have since the Properties button is grayed out.
I just bought this computer yesterday... it's running windows 8

If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it! I very much miss my audiobooks and I am literally banging my head against the wall trying to figure this out!!!


A:Windows 8 OS, Overdrive Media Console Windows Media Player Security Upgrade

Are you using an Admin account?

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Hi guys,
Using my desktop pc (Windows XP Professional), I copied songs from my cds to the computer thru Windows Media Player and then moved all the songs to my portable hard drive.
I connected my hard drive to my laptop (Vista Home Premium) and tried to play the files thru Windows Media Player. Unfortunately, WMP 11 did not play the file but opened a Mozilla Firefox window leading to a site that would ask me to download license.
Upon clicking the 'Download License' button, I encountered the error that said I had to install Windows Media Services plug-ins.
I searched for this plug-in and found out that it was associated with WMP 9 and not WMP 11 so I thought installation might cause conflicts or might create more errors. I'm not so good at computer and I don't even know which to install when WMP website gave me too many options and downloadables.
These make me so frustrated and I don't even know if I could still copy my songs from my hard drive to my laptop and play them.
Could someone please help me out? Please...

A:Windows Media Player - Download License - Windows Media Services Plug-Ins

i have had real good luck with a FREE avs dvd player.
it plays almost anything.!! including music files.
good luck

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I want to listen online radio on windows media player 12 on windows 8 but somehow it seem that media guide link has disappeared in windows 8 but is o.k in windows 7.
I am not very familiar with windows media player 12 please let me know if anyone can find the media guide linklocation please.


A:Can not found media guide link on windows media player 12 on windows 8

You need to post this over at the Windows 8 forums: Windows 8 Forums

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Looking through my Add / Remove Programs list I noticed that I have the following two programs installed ie,Windows Media Player 11 & Windows Media Format 11 Runtime. I realise that I need WMP on my PC but both of these programs are the same in size ie 11.16MB.

My questions are " Do I need the both of them or are they just the same?".

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is there a way to get rid of all these ridiculous windows programs that I don't use but came packaged with vista? (Calendar, Messenger, Mail, in particular...)


A:uninstall windows messenger and windows mail in vista

Start...Control Panel (Classic View)...Programs and Features...Turn Windows Features on and off (in the left hand sidebar).

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I have a problem opening any media file in any of the Media Players viz., RealOne Player build or my Windows Media Player 10.
Whenever I open the above mentioned Media Players on my system, their interface opens up and after I open and select any media (usually audio) file, the player keeps on connecting to the file and takes more than 1 minute and above in opening and playing any valid and good media file, may it be a .wma or .mp3 audio file.
How to fasten the dead slow speed of the players?


A:Windows Media Player or RealOne Player taking hell lot of time in opening media!

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I have Windows Media Player 10 and Total Video Player. I use Total Video layer to watch some movies. Anyway the default program to open audio/video files with keeps switching to Total Video Player. I want the default player for all media types to be WMP. I went into the options menu in WMP and checked all the boxes on all formats for WMP to be the default player, but every time I restart the computer the default player to open half of the media files reverts back to Total Video Player.

How do I fix this.

A:Windows Media Player wont stay remain as the default media player?!?!

try going into the Total Video Player options an unticking all the file formats in it. an if you want to play any thing with it just rite click an pick it as the player. if that dont work. just uninstall it

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In Windows 7 the folder structure allows you to make "Other Libraries" under the "Library" folder structure. But these other Libraries that you make under the "Libray" folder structure do NOT appear in Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7?

There is a category labeled "Other Libraries" in Windows Media Player but it only seems to list other media programs like my Rhapsody account when I am playing it. Otherwise nothing appears under the Media Player Library category "Other Libraries".

Is there a way to make Windows Media Libraries other than the basic ones of Music, Videos, Pictures, Recorded TV and Other Media and to get them to appear in Windows Media Player? - To get them to appear under "Other Libraries" in Windows Media Player?

Anyone know how this can be done? Thanks.


A:In Windows 7 can Windows Media Player recognize "Other Libraires" that you make under "Library" folders?

Not sure what you're asking ... what other type of file/folder do you want to open with WMP?

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My computer downloads and plays music in the background when I am connected to the internet. I have rebooted, run malware antivirus programs and nothing, they say the computer is clean. The music stays muted in the background, but it takes up bandwidth. Please help

A:Windows 7 background music playing on Windows Media Player when connected to internet

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I seem to have a unique problem, that I've been searching for hours for a solution on. Anytime I try to load Internet Explorer and WMP, the window will appear for a brief second then disappear entirely. I look in to the task manager and it says neither are running. The computer I'm using was riddled with viruses and malware, which I took care of, although it seems that the damage done couldn't be fixed. Windows Live Messenger is giving me error 80040154, and I've followed the solutions, none of them worked. I think that ultimately, something is preventing ActiveX from working, which is stopping all three, because I've noticed one thing in common for all three applications, that Internet Explorer is absolutely required for them to work. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling up to IE8 or 9 and it still won't start up. Games such as Anarchy Online, that have an ActiveX control on the login screen, do the exact same thing, a flicker of a window then it shuts down immedietly. I can find no work around, no repair utility, or anything. My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium x86. Also, a few things I've noticed that I think are related because they came up at the sime time, anytime I install something and it tries to make a link on the desktop, it comes up with an error. I can put one on myself, but Windows Installer can't seem to do it. On top of that, whenever I'd bring up something that would let you say, search for a file through Windows,... Read more

A:Internet Explorer and Windows Live Messenger and Windows Media Player failing

There is a good chance you are still infected so if you haven't done so already go to our Virus & Malware Removal forum read the UPDATED 8 Step sticky, follow the steps as given and on that forum post with the required logs attached.

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Yesterday, when I double clicked on an MP3 I'd just downloaded, Media Player didn't start. I tried using a launcher to open it. When that didn't work, I tried opening it from Explorer, but no go.

Today I wanted to run a search to make sure a backup operation had worked correctly. When I clicked the Search Button I got a blank Search Companion the color of my desktop.

Usually, I use another player to listen to music, even though WMP is my default player. And usually, I use Search GT instead of Windows Search when I'm looking for a file. So - I don't know exactly when the applications quit. I am wondering if it has anything to do with Windows latest update. However, I don't see anyone else posting about this problem.

My system is fully patched. I ran a virus scan and got nothing. Event viewer doesn't show any errors. Very odd. Computer is running fine, no problems except for this.

Suggestions would be welcome.

Thank you,
XP SP3 Home 32-bit
HP Pavilion - Pentium(R) 4CPU
512 MB RAM

A:Solved: Windows Explorer Search AND Windows Media Player Stopped Working

Never Mind.

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Is it possible to disable Windows Live Messenger and Windows Media Player ?

A:Solved: Is it possible to disable Windows Live Messenger and Windows Media Player ?

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Yesterday I discovered that Windows Media Player wouldn't open. I double clicked on an MP3 I'd just downloaded and Media Player didn't start. I tried using a launcher to open it. When that didn't work, I searched the .exe file out in Explorer and tried to open it from there, but no go.
Today I wanted to run a search to make sure a backup operation had worked correctly. When I clicked the Search Button I got a blank Search Companion the color of my desktop. 
Usually, I use another player to listen to music, even though WMP is my default player. And usually, I use Search GT instead of Windows Search when I'm looking for a file. So - I don't know  exactly when the applications quit. I am wondering if it has anything to do with Windows latest update. However, I don't see anyone else posting about this problem.
My system, XP SP3 Home, is fully patched. I ran a virus scan and got nothing. Event viewer doesn't show any errors. Very odd. Computer is running fine, no problems except for this.
Suggestions would be welcome.
Thank you,

A:Windows Explorer Search and Windows Media Player Stopped Working

Never mind. I fixed it.

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Unable to download Windows Media Player upgrade on Windows 7 system.

I d/l Overdrive Media Console to read eBooks; it tells me to go to URL


On that site I cannot activate the upgrade button.

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i have windows media player 11 installed on a windows xp pc with service pack 3 installed and all updates yet every time i open windows media player 11 it crashes and flashes a Blue screen of death and restarts. the blue screen flashes to quickly to read

any idea's?

A:Windows Blue screen and restart when open windows media player 11


Originally Posted by msc90

i have windows media player 11 installed on a windows xp pc with service pack 3 installed and all updates yet every time i open windows media player 11 it crashes and flashes a Blue screen of death and restarts. the blue screen flashes to quickly to read

any idea's?

Try to disable automatic restarts. Then when the problems occurs it will list a blue error with technical information. Record the specific error and details and post back.

1.Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2.Click the Advanced tab.

3.Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.

4.Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK

5.Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

Also you could try to uninstall WMP and then reinstall it.

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When I got my Dell Inspiron 531s last fall, everything worked just fine. Actually, I rather enjoyed using the new Media Player. But the last past week the audio quit on me. My speakers are working just fine. I just can't hear anything music from my Media Player. I have no idea why this happened... and so suddenly! Please help me!!!

A:Windows Media Player on Windows Vista Premium won't play audio

This might help you:
There is a little small icon at the bottom of the media player,(next to the volume control). If you click this icon, your sound might turn on (This is the icon for mute ONLY on windows media player). Once you click this the sound for windows media player might work again.

Below is a thumbnail showing the windows media player screen. In the red box at the bottom is the icon. To zoom into the thumbnail once you have opened it click on the picture once more.

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I've been having a problem with my Windows 7 machine that began after a windows update the kept having trouble installing by appearing to never fully install the update. It would just show on the screen that it was done installing several but not every update (I don't know if that is related, but I assumed so). Either way for a few weeks now I've had trouble getting pictures or video to open in most any program, and with the Windows viewer and player they don't open media at all. After un/reinstalling Quicktime & VLC those now seem to be back to normal again and will open videos. IrfanView though never did lose the ability to open picture files the entire time.
I was needing some ideas on how to restore Windows Media Player and Windows picture viewer back to full functionality, I looked but did not see how to un/reinstall those programs individually since they seem to be a part of Windows 7. But along the way in an effort to fix these problems I have un/reinstalled my video drivers, changed file associations, run anti-virus/malware software, run SFC and installed all current updates for my system but I have yet to find a reason as to why it is doing this. Any help would be much appreciated.
Without knowing exactly what I'm looking for or how to best describe my tech issues I've included a few screen shots to show my system specs and examples of what would happen when I tried to open up files or even the system information under control panel.
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Media player stopped working after an update.Plus media player is no where to be found not even in program list. It has done something for my burner to stop working also. My recovery is also gone too! Windows is deleteing dates to recover from. Going nuts. Has anyone had this happen or found a fix????

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I have a amd athlon 2100+ with 256 mb ddr (should be getting some more)running windows 2003 server.

When I try opening any online video, (online clip, or streaming media) I get this message "windows media player cannot play this file. Connect to the internet or insert the removable media on which the file is located, and then try to play the file again. BUT I'm online and can do I think everything online. I disbaled windows firewall and don't have any currently installed. I've tried going to options and enable everything and configure everything to automatic, BUT that wouldn't help either. I don't know if this might help, But I do keep on getting occasionally the "view offline" or "try again" window. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated ! THANKS FOR YOU TIME!

A:windows media player windows 2003 server, won't play online clips, stream.

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I have been having this problem for a week, everytime I open Windows Media Player Windows Installer pops up and I don't know why it is doing this for, I have not made any recent changes to my computer recently or to Windows Media Player

A:windows installer popping up as Windows Media Player opens

Does the installer say anything on it to indicate what it is doing?

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I'm running Windows 8 Pro - 64bit.  I have also installed Windows Media Center add-on.
Windows Media Player returns an error "Server Execution Failed" when attempting to load any non-music media file, such as .avi, .mp4, .wmv, etc.   These files open and play properly in the base Windows 8 "app" Video, and in Windows Media Center.

WMP opens OK from a desktop shortcut and updates it's music libraries.  It plays all types of audio-only media files properly. 

I have tried all the various "fixes" for various versions of Windows and WMP including removing WMP as a feature, rebooting and "re-installing" it as a feature... I've run regserv.dll, etc. all to no avail...
I just want WMP to be the default "media" player for all standard file types...

Anyone have any suggestions... ?
Thanks... MTGB

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I recently purchased a DELL Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop computer.
Windows Media Player for Windows 10 will only play the audio portion of .MPG files. The video portion of the .MPG file will not play. (.MP4 files are working fine)
If I transfer the .MPG file to my (now) old DELL laptop which is running Windows 7, the .MPG files plays both audio and video...as one would expect.
This suggests to me the issue has something to do with the video card in my new DELL Inspiron 15 7000 laptop computer.
How can/do I go about resolving this issue so that I can play .MPG videos on my new DELL laptop?

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i tried to install media player but it said i needed the update rollup 2 so i tried to install that but it failed and no updates are working they all fail. Someone told me to uninstall some updates and reinstall them but i cant find them. any ideas?


A:Solved: windows media player and windows update not working

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