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Windows Media Player [Print Screen] Security Feature

Q: Windows Media Player [Print Screen] Security Feature

ever sine 7.0 or wutever ver of windows media player came out there was some sort of modification so that it wont let u print screen for some stupid security measure...

i kno thers video players with screen capture and those nice features but i still think that security thing is really annoying

is ther a way to completely get rid of it ? (i dont think uninstalling media player does it)

does ne1 know? (regedit>__?)

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I just wanted to know how I can print an image while watching a mpeg on windows media player. Like if I pause the movie how can I print that image on the screen?

A:how to print using windows media player?

alt + print screen
paste it into paint

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This seems to be a wonderful place. Nice to meet all of you and I hope someone can help me.

My Window's Media Player has suddenly stopped playing. I can still view all of my downloads, but when I click to play one, it stays in "connecting" mode forever. It just refuses to play anything, even new cd's. My son watched a cd-rom on it a few weeks ago and says he didn't use the player to watch it in, but it seems like ever since then I've had a problem with it. Also, about the same time, my printer stopped working too. I have the printer connected to another computer now, but would like to print form the computer in question. I've tried to reinstall the printer, but it says something about not being able to find the driver (or something like that).

Does anyone know what the problem may be? Can I reset the media player w/out losing all of my downloads? What about the printer? Is there any hope?

Thanks, in advance, for any replies.


A:Windows Media Player Won't Play and printer won't print

What operating system are you running?

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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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I am using Overdive Media Console, attempting to run Windows Security Update on Windows Media Player. I am running Windows 7X64 and have WMP12.

From what I've seen on the web, I am certainly not the first person to run into problems here. Yet any of the "fixes" I have found do not work for me.

When I open Overdrive, it tells me I need the security update for WMP. It also says that my version of security is, and to click here to update. When I do this, nothing happens. Absolutely nothing. I have used the Microsoft web link for the update;it tells me it is updating, then that the update has been successful. Yet when I go back to the Media Console, same message about update needed.

I have tried this in the "normal" mode, have also tried it as "administrator", both in Overdrive and also in IE. I have also gone to C: ProgramData/Microsoft/DRM and changed the name of the DRM file.( I do note that my DRM file is empty, so I can't imagine what magic this would work anyway.) I have modified Windows Firewall to allow Overdrive and all instances of WMP. I have disabled my adblocker. I have run sfc/ scannow with no problems found. I have emptied my internet cache.

All of this to no avail. And it's driving me nuts!
All I want to do is download a WMA file from my Public Library.

I would appreciate any help you might offer.

A:Windows Media Player Security Update


Try this link:

Security component upgrade

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While using Overdrive Media Console to download audio books for
my Zune, I recently encountered a box stating I need to install Windows Media Player Security Update I have tried to download this update from several sources including Microsoft and have not been able to do so. I called Microsoft and HP(I'm using a Pavillion running Windows 7), they were of no help at all. Any suggestions that could be offered to help install the update would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Windows media player security update

The update is not for Windows Media Player but for the Overdrive program. Updates may be accessed through the Tools menu.

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In order for me to play certain videos on my media player i need to download a secuirty upgrade. But i have a problem in accessing the microsoft web page. I've had this problem for a long time and ive tried everything but i cant get it to work and access the web page.
So my question is whether it is possible to download the security upgrade using another alternative method?

Pls advise...


A:Security upgrade for windows media player

Which version of media player do you have now ? You can download version 10 here if needed. http://www.download.com/Windows-Media-Player/3000-2139_4-10315037.html

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I have not been able to transfer Audiofiles that I get from my local library that I borrow books from their website using Overdrive media since the purchase of a new computer. When I go to the Windows Media Player from Overdrive Media with my internet open I get the following error:

Your Windows Media Player security version to upgrade the security of your window media player make sure you are connetd to the internet and click "ok". Note if you have trouble or receive a connection error please check your Firewall or Internet Security software to confirm that both Overdrive Media Console and Windows media player can access the Internet. The security upgrade may also be run in Internet Explorer at following page.

I have went to the link that it list to upgrade performed the upgrade, restarted the computer and this does not help.

If anyone has any ideas or answers I would really appreciate it.

I have added WMP and Overdrive media console to my antivirus as a trusted site and also allowed on my firewall and problems still exists.

Please help I miss my books.

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Windows XP SP3 on a PC

I use the OverDrive Media Console to download audiobooks from the library. I am able to download MP3 audiobooks but when I attempted to download a WMA audiobook I got an error message 0xC00D2711 about the DRM component. I attempted to use the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade in the "tools' of the OverDrive Media Console but it didn't work. When I went to the Microsoft page for the upgrade the button wasn't clickable.

I used both IE7 and Firefox and it didn't work on both.

Is there another way of getting the upgrade to work?


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this is the site i do it off..

i click upgrade and i get a message saying:

Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use; you
might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy
settings might not be correct


A:when i try and update my security componet for windows media player

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Security flaw touches Windows Media Player, IEBy Dawn KawamotoStaff Writer, CNET News.comPublished: October 18, 2005, 7:23 AM PDTLast modified: October 18, 2005, 10:44 AM PDTupdate A "critical" flaw that affects both Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer has been uncovered, a security company reported late Monday. The security flaw, which is found in the default installations of Media Player and the IE browser, could let attackers launch a remote execution of code, according to an advisory posted by eEye Digital Security. Systems affected by the flaw include Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2, Windows NT, Windows 2003 and Windows 2003 SP1, and all versions of Windows 2000.news.com

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Hi all,

I'm having a problem with Windows Media Player 10. I recently subscribed to a gaming site (IGN) with streaming video. When I try to connect to the stream I get "A security upgrade is required to play this file. Do you want to download this file?" So I proceed with "Yes." It says it's downloading something for one second then prompts me with the same question. This happens one more time before it stops doing something and says "Ready." in the status bar. If I hit the play button, it starts the whole process over again. I've disabled all firewalls, blockers, etc. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.

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How can I print screen Windows Security screen which we get by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del in Windows 2000. I am unable to get the picture by pressing Print Screen key.

A:print windows security screen

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Watching a video in Windows Media Player...I wanted to get a screen of a part of the video. So I press PrintScreen...and travel over the MSPaint. Hit paste..and lo and behold...the screen is there...except the video is still playing! LOL

I tried to pause the video..then save. But when I reopen, where the video should be it is black. Is there a way to make screen grabs of videos in WMP? Thanks

A:Windows Media Player: Screen Capture (black screen)?

I think this question has been kicked around before, I just don't remember what the answer was or how to query the search base here for it.

I'm going to move this to the All other Software forum, since it is really a Windows Media Player, not an XP question; I will edit the topic also.

Perhaps one of the denizens there will recall this one.

Here's one I remember: try IrfanView, it worked when I tested it.


More suggestions here:


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I recently installed Windows 10 Pro N. I installed also KB3099229_x64.msu so my Windows Media Player, Camtasia and other programs could work. They DID work, I worked in them. Yesterday I installed Dreamweaver and it looked suspicious, Google Chrome stopped working, then I restarted today and it started working again, and reads my files created in Dreamweaver. I created lots of restore points prior to today and yesterday, like from July 30. But today my programs depending on the Media Pack stopped working. I restart and see the message from Plays TV (from Raptr) that recording is disabled, also Camtasia doesn't open and avi doesn't play. I try to install the media pack - it writes it's already installed. I try to restore my system to a previous restore points - all points disappeared except for today's windows update. I returned to that point but it didn't help me solve the problems with the Media Feature Pack programs. What can I do?

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I couldn't think in which forum to post this but as this is the Games and other applications, I hope this is okay. Iff not, please move to the right place. Thanks

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player 6.4, 7, and 7.1. This vulnerability could potentially enable a malicious user to cause code of his choice to run on another user’s computer




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Somehow I managed to get WMP12 off the right of the screen. I've tried disabling / re-enabling it and can't find help elsewhere and even changing resolutions, but I can't get it back on-screen. There's no 'Move' function (on the taskbar) like there is in XP and Vista.

A:Windows Media Player off screen - HELP

ctrl-alt-delete to bring up Task Manager
on the Applications tab, right-click Windows Media Player and select Maximize

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I am not sure what has caused the following problem, but I cannot listen to live radio online with Windows Media Player. I did not have this problem before, but I found it has occurred since my sister did a full system scan on our Norton Internet Security 2005 program, and she claims that she did not change any of the settings. Whenever I try to listen now, I get a message that an attempt to attack my computer has been blocked. I assumed that the Norton program must think the radio website is a threat, so I tried fiddling with the options on Norton, such as autoblock (to see if I could restrict certain "safe" sites).

Unfortunately, I soon got a message that my Norton files were now corrupt, so I ended up uninstalling and then reinstalling the whole Norton program. Afterwards, my Norton program was back to normal, but I still got the same intrusion message when accessing the radio on Windows Media Player. My hunches are it's probably something to do with say, my personal firewall setting on the Norton program, but I checked and the Windows Media Player program is apparently enabled (maybe this still doesn't help, and/or I am incorrect). As the following section shows, it is funny that the intrusion message lists me as the intruder, "DORA". So I don't know what's up, and I would really appreciate any assistance with this matter, as I enjoy listening to online radio.

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A:Norton Internet Security 2005--cannot listen to live radio on Windows Media Player

There is an article in the Symantec KB dealing with problems accessing a specific online radio station, Live 365.

The 'solution' involved changing settings in the Ad Blocking controls of NIS or NPF, but the instructions only refer to the 2003/4 versions of those programs, not 2005. I doubt this article would help you if your problem is with all online radio stations, not just one.

Have you tried using the Symantec site, to see if you can find anything by using the Automated Support Assistant or by typing your error message into the Knowledgebase?; http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/support_options.html

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Ok, I'm not too bright. When I copy a cd to media player I can see the artists, composers, etc. How do I export and/or create a list so I can have all my songs listed in one file that I can sort/print. Thanx, Bob

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Not sure why or when this started, but when I open WMP v11, it 'opens' on the far right-hand side of my screen. I cannot grab it and drag it over, but I can right-click on the edge of it and get the menu. I've tried minimizing, restoring, tileing, cascading from the task bar with no help. I've tried changing the resolution of the screen to see if it would pop in better. No luck. I tried rolling it back with no luck as well. Any thoughts?


A:Solved: Windows Media Player off screen

Right-click on the WMP Taskbar box, click on Move and use the arrow keys to move the window over. If Move is greyed-out, click on Restore first.

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Hi Everyone.
Everytime I try to view a video from a website that uses windows media player to stream something I get audio but the screen turns green....however this does not happen when I open up a file by directly going to windows media player first. How do I fix this problem?

A:Windows Media Player Green Screen

Is this a nVidia video board by any chance? There have been several threads here on that issue, I don't know if there ever was a total resolution. Here are a few examples, a search will turn up more.







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I recently reformatted my os because of a virus. Now DVD's won't fill up the screen when I go into the full screen mode. There is a bar at the top and bottom of the screen. It also does it when streaming video from the internet in full screen mode.

A:Windows media player 11 not full screen

Go to Start/run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager, all devices with a yellow mark need to have drivers installed. If your Display adapter has a yellow mark, then go to your computer manufactures Support/Download Drivers site type in your make and model # and download the drivers you need. Then try either increasing or decreasing the Resolution to see if that helps.
If that fails, try VLC player.

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I solved this problem with a very simple solution without the need to alter hardware acceleration or update drivers. Thought I'd post this solution as it has not been put forward on any of the forums I've visited.

I had, the day before altered the settings for the Intel Integrated Graphics display. Basically I was poking around the program supplied by Intel for the graphics display. I altered a few settings. Thought nothing of it. The next day, when i started a video in Win Media Player (the latest version in 2013), the screen was almost entirely green with just a small part of the video playing in the upper left corner.

Initially I cold not work out what was causing this - especially as it worked fine in GOM media Player. Looked on the net. Tried new codecs etc. No solution. And my hardware Acceleration could not be altered as the button was greyed out.

Then i remembered that I had altered the Intel program settings. Returning these settings to the default settings fixed the issue immediately.

I hope this helps others with this problem.



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I purchased a HD set top box, which can record to a flash drive via USB. The programmes are recorded in HD in 16:9 format. When I play the file (MPEG2) in Windows Media Player on my PC, the image is squashed into 4:3 format. I cannot find an option to change the screen format. Can anyone suggest how to do this. (the MPEG2 files will not play in Realplayer or other media software).

A:Windows Media Player screen format?

Have you tried KMPlayer


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When I open Media player for video i see a split screen video runs but it is in dual images side by side
Any ideas?

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I have a dual operating system and run both Win98SE and W2K on separate partitions.

I do quite a bit of video "work" and use Windows Media Player 7 as my video file player.

I've noticed in Win98 that the viewing area is significantly larger than in W2K when videos are played. And I can adjust the viewing size in Win98 by dragging the player window diagonally down and to the right to increase the video size, but in W2K it is only about 1/4 the size of the player window....and increasing the player size does not increase the video size.

I can make it fill the whole screen, but the resolution is bad then and I don't want that.

Does anybody know what I can do to increase it's very small size?

Has anybody else noticed that with Windows Media Player in W2K?

A:Why is Windows Media Player screen so small on W2K?

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Can anyone explain to me why it is that some of my DVD's when played on WMP [or Real Player etc] have a stepped edge at the bottom and top of the picture window?

The lack of a smooth edged outline around the sreen is really irritating and I'm wondering if there's anything I can do about it. It happens no matter what the screen size. Full screen is affected as well. But not on all DVD's.

A:windows media player screen problem ...

Have you tried changing the resolution of your screen?

Also, have you tried playing the DVD on another computer? Does it do the same stepped edges?

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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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The problem I have is when I select full screen using Windows Media Player. All I get is a white screen. Otherwise, Media Player is working just fine if I don't use it full screen. I have reinstalled it with the new release. This did not help. Any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] Help with full screen Windows Media Player

Sounds like a hardware acceleration issue..... try this:
1. Before you click on the Video(to view it in Full Screen mode), right-click on the video while it is in the normal size and choose "Settings" from the context menu.
2. Remove the checkmark from Hardware Acceleration.
Any luck?

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It use to work now I get audio but no video anyone have a clue -----thanks

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Hi all.

I have the most frustrating issue.

I have never ever had problems viewing vid files off the net. I click the link, and it downloads the clip, wmp opens and it plays.

This all changed after I installed my most recent vid card. My comp came with the crappy ATI 9200 series. I upgraded to an nvidia 6200 card about 18 months ago. No problems at all. But a month ago or so, I installed an nvidia 7800 oc vid card. This is the fastes agp card I could find.
After installing it, everything seemed okay, till I tried to dl a vid, so I tried upgrading my version 10 of WMP to ver 11. This worked. But after a few days, the same issue happened. Blank screen.
To fix that I downloaded the most updated drivers for the 7800 card. That fixed the problem. But only for a few days....(what gives?) This time I tried rolling back my version 11 of WMP to ver 10. Guess what? It worked, but only for a few days.....

It gets better, I upgraded to version 11, and it worked for a day, then I rolled back 2 nights ago, and it worked for a day, and now I am sitting here about to push my pc off the desk...

I cannot imagine what the hell would cause an issue to happen over and over again...

My wife also uses this comp, but I don't think she has done anything.
She uses Windows Explorer to surf the net, and I use Netscape...
She checks out news sites, and stuff, and I play games and surf vids, and stuff...

Anyways....I hope that you fine folks can help me on this.

Thanks very much.

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A:Windows Media Player. Black screen, sound only.

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Everytime I open windows media player it goes off to the right side of the screen. I can only see the edge of the player and can't access it. I read in your forums about it before but I can't find it anymore. What can I do to get the windows media player back in the center of my monitor. I might be looking in the wrong forums. I'm desperate!

A:Solved: Windows Media Player opens off screen

With WMP open, right-click on the taskbar button for WMP, click Move, use the arrow keys to get the screen in view and hit enter.

If Move is greyed out, click on Restore first.

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I just installed Win 8 Pro. Despite me checking the "fit video to player", it stills start full screen whenever I open WMP. In Win 7, it remembers the size, in WMP, music/videos open with WMP all go to full screen, which is annoying as I resize it back to the smallest. I do not use the metro app as that opens the app in full and prevents me from doing work. Any ideas?

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I have Windows Xp home sp2 and Media player 11. Recently I got an on screen display on the left hand side and it looks like this:[/b]Current frame:3603CPU load:7%Input size: 552x296Output size: 552x296I've been looking for 2 days for a media player faq or forum or something. All that happened was I went around in circles in microsoft for hours and found basically nothing helpful. (except this forum) thankscheers

A:I'm Getting A Wierd On Screen Display In My Windows Media Player.

Please go to the Event Viewer and list the last four error messages here. Hopefully this will provide more information.

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I've been having this problem for a couple of days. Windows Media player 10 won'T play in full screen. I used to be able to double to go full screen now I can't. If i right-click to go full screen, the image stays the same size and its goes back to the player but with a black screen.

all my other players are displaying full screen. I tried to go back to wmp 9, same problem. Got back to wmp 10, same problem. Can someone help



A:Windows Media Player 10 won't play full screen

Hi, Try the things shown in this thread:


Look at the link posted:


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Recently, I just opened Windows Media Player and the blue screen of death occurred. Also, there are occasions when I first start up my computer that I get an alert that my antivirus software is turned off, but when I check it, it says that it is on. Please help.

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Owner at 2008-10-29 09:38:26
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium Service Pack 1
System drive C: has 83 GB (36%) free of 231 GB
Total RAM: 3062 MB (54% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:38:41 AM, on 10/29/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Tall Emu\Online Armor\oasrv.exe
C:\Windows\s... Read more

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Hi.. I think this is got to do with my AMD graphic card: when attempting to use the built in camera of my HP laptop windows 8, a black screen comes up and the same goes for video files in windows media player.  The problem is fixed when I manually reinstall the graphic card from the HP Recovery Manager, but when the computer is restarted the same black screen problem shows up again.
So far I have to manually reinstall AMD every time I restart, and was hoping someone can help me correct this problem so I don't have to manually do it every day.
Any help please?

A:Black screen on camera and windows media player

Definitely sounds like a driver issue. Have you checked for updated drivers?

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Hey all,

Ive gone to print a bunch of photos, usually print preview pops up, i select the style I want to print out, 1 pic per page, 4 pics per page or wallet size etc etc.

But its completely gone!
My pc is HP Touchsmart 610a, i5, windows 7 ulitmate, about 3yrs old now

Have never had this issue before. I uninstalled my old printer about 3 weeks ago, was a HP photosmart.
And now have a Canon Pixmar MG6460 since then. I have printed plenty on it, but not many photos, but last time, print preview was working like normal

I have a Acer i7 notebook on W8.1, the same Canon printer is set up on the notebook over a shared network & print preview works normal just as it should.

I did a system check via SFC.exe, system file checker tool, my pc came up fine, no issues at all.
I managed to find & make sure that the box for 'show print preview' was checked, but after checking the box, preview still is a no go

anyother issue im having is with windows help... i click the Question mark & get this error, every single time....

I found a fix for it via a microsoft, but that supposed fix did nothing.

any have idea ideas or dealt with either of these issues?

A:Print Preview not working & Windows Help feature error - help

no ones got either of these issues? help?

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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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Suddenly my Windows Media Player (version 10) won't go entirely to full screen. When I use either the oblique arrow or the dropdown window to expand the screen to full screen, it enlarges, but the top and bottom frames/bars don't recede as they used to do. Is there a fix for this? Has anyone else experienced this? I tried moving the cursor to various spots of the screen, to no avail, and I have searched Google for an answer. But so far nothing.

I am hoping someone might have a fix for this. I have other media viewers, so it isn't a critical issue, but I'd like to have my WMP in correct operating condition.

Is it a big deal to reinstall Windows Media Player. If I were to do this, should I uninstall the player before reinstalling?

A:Solved: Windows Media Player Won't Go Completely to Full Screen

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Computer is a Sony-Vaio laptop running on Vista Home Premium with the latest patches and fixes. When I watch DVDs in Window Media Player, the screen saver kicks in - even though I have NOT enabled the option "Allow screen saver during playback" in Windows Media Player. Is there a way to fix this? Thank you in advance for your time and answer(s).

A:Screen saver kicks in during playback in Windows Media Player

... Disable your screensaver in control panel?

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I am a beginner computer user and I recently inserted a bad dvd int my lenovo laptop. The windows media player screen is frozen and I have no control of the notebook user screen. I would appreciate any help as I am dumber that a box of rocks!

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Anyone know a way round this?

I've setup Windows Media Player how I want, and then use Sysprep with the copyprofile option ticked to copy all settings to default user.

When an end user logs into the Windows 7 PC and they go to click on Windows Media Player, they get the "Welcome to Media Player" screen and have to go to configure settings etc.

Why are they not saved or copied across with sysprep?

Any ideas?


A:Windows Media Player defaults to Welcome Screen after SYSPREP Windows7

Those settings are user settings, when you sysprep it clears away users and there settings.

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Everytime I try to install WMP 11 I get the blue screen of death. Here is the exact sequence of events:

*Preliminary/automatic pre-installation goes fine
*I'm asked to chose 'express' or custom set-up
*After choosing (I've tried both ways), WMP 11 continues installing
*Near the end of set-up/installation, the WMP 11 player opens and, within seconds, I get the blue screen of death

In pertinent part, the blue screen (pic showing full message attached)reads as follows:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


Then, after a bunch of boilerplate about starting in safe mode, there is the following language:

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFF458000, 0x00000000, 0x804e7418, 0x00000000)

Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

I run Windows XP on an IBM T42 laptop. I don't run any crazy programs on my computer (just Adobe, iTunes, etc.) Thanks in advance for the help...

A:BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH when installing Windows Media Player 11

uninstall itunes, then reinstall wmp11 then itunes...

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When I start wmp/ there is an embedded wmp player on a website, I get a message saying the computer has found new hardware and I should install it. I press cancel and then it says the hardware isn't properly installed, etc etc. Usually after that it works fine, but today and once before a blue screen appeared saying there was an error and windows XP had to shut down. It does a physical memory dump and then I have to turn off the computer and restart. I haven't installed any new hardware lately, so is it possible that I have a virus? I've done and Avast scan and a Spybot scan and they both came up clean, so could someone check out my HJT log and see if there's anything that isn't supposed to be there?


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:00:00, on 07/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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