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Windows Media Player won't rebuild or update automatically

Q: Windows Media Player won't rebuild or update automatically

I recently reformatted my hard drive for my Windows 7 computer. I made a backup of everything as reccommended. When it restarted I moved everything back to where it came from, including all my music back into the music folder. However, when I run Windows
Media Player, it will not automatically add my music into the Library, it will only add it if I play it. Even wiht it added, when i try to make a playlist It gives me an error message, saying "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while creating
or saving the playlist." I have looked on the forums to find a solution, tried all the ones that worked for others but to no avail. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

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A: Windows Media Player won't rebuild or update automatically

Ok so all the libraries have their respective folder as a location and as the default save location. I restored the defaults in the music library. It create playlists fine now, but still wont update automatically, so do I just have to play
each song to add it to my library?
I suggest that you try resetting the media library. First note that resetting the library will make you lose all current play counts, and possibly ratings too. Then, follow these steps:
- Reboot the PC.
- Go to Start, type services.msc in the Search field, and press Enter. In Services, find the
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service. If its status is
Started, double-click the service and click
- Go to Start, type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft in the Search field, and press Enter. This folder will open up in Windows Explorer.
- In this folder, delete the Media Player folder. If you can't see the folder, then it's probably hidden. Set Explorer to show hidden files and folders, and to show protected system files.
- Start WMP, your library will have been reset and will be rebuilt. Check if the issue still occurs.

Tim De Baets

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I am currently using Windows Media Player 11 and I am having issues with album information not displaying after I download music from amazon.com and after I rip a CD, it only shows the song title. I have to go through each song and select Find album information to get it. Another problem is that the music time does not display.

I've tried deleting my temporary internet files, deleting the WMP database from the Media Player folder from Start > run. I also resetting options from the Library and Privacy tab, and also resetting Internet Explorer settings from the control panel, and rebooting my machine.

I've been having this problem for several weeks now and I can't seem to figure out why . Can you help me? My OS is Windows XP and sometimes I connect to the internet through VPN and off VPN. My ISP is ATT.

A:Windows Media Player 11 does not automatically update info


check all up to date as numerous patches for this, possible security issue is blocking the auto update or your firewall

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I would like to clean out the media library information and re add my music files. How do I accomplish this.

Just re adding creates another list and the songs now show up twice or thrice

and just looks messy and is misleading.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Windows 2000, Media player 9, all music in one directory,

I think I have only the default playlists.

A:Windows Media Player Rebuild

You can remove the listings like normal (highlight song, delete). I think it will ask you if you want to remove the file/s as well, or leave the files on the computer.

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Hello all,

I am trying to write a batch file that will rebuild the Windows Media Player library automatically but I'm a little confused, perhaps someone can enlighten me

I wrote the following based on this:

How-To Rebuild Your Windows Media Player 12 Library


echo msgbox"Warning, this will close Windows Media Player",16,"Warning!" >> popup.vbs
WScript.exe popup.vbs
del popup.vbs

sc stop WMPNetworkSvc

TASKKILL /IM wmplayer.exe /F
TASKKILL /IM wmpnetwk.exe /F

set WMPDIR=%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player

mkdir %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb

echo msgbox"Windows Media Player Library Rebuilt",64,"Process Completed!" >> popup2.vbs
WScript.exe popup2.vbs
del popup2.vbs

sc start WMPNetworkSvc
start %PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
start %PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
And as you can see, my batch file does (in theory) exactly what that tutorial suggests but it does not work! When I run it it it all seems to work, apart from this part:

mkdir %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
copy %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb %WMPDIR%\TomBackup
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\CurrentDatabase*.wmdb
del /F /Q %WMPDIR%\LocalMLS*.wmdb
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A:Rebuild Windows Media Player Library - Why wont my batch file work?

Originally Posted by tom982

set WMPDIR=%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player


You need to enclose the: -

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player in "" (Quotes) for it to work. OK?

set WMPDIR="%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Media Player"

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Hello Group,

Working on a touch screen video exhibit, learning as I go, so please excuse the basic level of my questions.

Developed a front end in html to activate the videos selected by touch, and it works fine.

During this testing phase, I am just using Windows Media Player with the touch screen as a secondary monitor. Looked through the options and could not find a way to turn off the player after the video has ended - have to manually X it out to go back to my front end. The language is French, so maybe I didn't understand the right option to use.

Still unable to play a dvd video on the secondary monitor, but mpg works fine.

Thanks for looking in.


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Hi there,

I've had this problem ever since I got my Compaq Presario S3300NX. Occasionally, during playback of movies on windows media player 10 (and 9), my computer will shutdown (as if the power cord has been pulled) and restart again. I have an NVidia graphics card if that helps any (if you need specifics, i'll need direction as to where to find them). I know for sure that I dont' have any viruses or spyware because I've just reformatted my hard drive.

As I said before, this occurs very infrequently, so its very difficult for me to know if the problem is fixed or not. However, recently (within the past month) its been happening more often (about 2 or 3 times a week).

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on the matter.

A:Windows Media Player Automatically Reboots

The first things I would look for are heat problems and corrupted drivers.

First, make sure your fans are running and clear of dust, especially those in the power supply and the one on the processor. Overheating can cause shutdown problems like this (so can a bad power supply). Overheating can damage your processor as well.


Look in your device manager for any red or yellow warning icons in any of the devices listed, especially the graphics adapter.

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This has been bothering me for quite a while, but the best way to solve any situation is with patience. My basic problem is that i don't like how when i choose to download a video or music file from a website, it automatically opens windows media player. I'd like to get the prompt to open or save the file, in which case i'd choose to save the file. So i've been digging through IE menus for this and nothing seems to work. Is there a way to make IE save everyfile and never open windows media player?

Many Thanks,

A:How to stop Windows Media Player 11 from Automatically Opening in IE7

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Does this also happen when you right click and select "Save Target As"?

Try setting IE7 settings back to default

# In Internet Explorer 7, go to Tools > Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab. (If your IE7 browser won't even open without crashing, you can also right-click on your IE7 desktop icon and select Properties and then click the Advanced tab.)
# Click the Reset... button near the bottom. A window will appear explaining to you what restoring your settings will do to your browser. For example, your favorite bookmarks will not be erased. Your add-ons will be disable and your temporary internet files and cookies will get erased. Most users will not notice these items are gone or can easily re-enable them later. So if your browser is unstable, we recommend that you reset your browser settings.
# Click Reset.
# You will be prompted to close and reopen your browser.


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I recently reformatted my hard drive and upgraded to Windows XP. I'm now having problems with Windows Media Player. I've upgraded it to v9 as I thought that may be the problem, but this has not helped.

When ever I try and open and play media (movies I have or even the sample stuff that comes with Media Player), WMP automatically closes with no error message at all.

Can someone tell me why this does this and how to fix the problem?


A:(Resolved) Windows Media Player closes automatically

The problem only occurs when I load media, not when I open WMP. My guess is a dodgy codec. I'll try and see if that's the problem.

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Whenever I want to view a movie clip (for ex. the current one i was looking at was .mpg) I have to save it to my computer first. I have to open windows media player and find the saved file and then open. How do I make Windows Media player open automatically whenever i choose to download a clip? i would like it to automatically download, open, and play when I click on "download to view".

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Media Player wont open automatically

Welcome to TSG.

Would you mind linking the one you are having problems with? Maybe it is set up only for download and not set up to view.

It is possible your Media Player isn’t set as the default viewer for a .mpg file. Find a .mpg file on your computer and select it. If the Media Player doesn’t open and play it you have to associate it.

Highlight a .mpg file. Hold the Shift key while you right click on it. Select “Open With”. Check the box that says to always use this program etc and then navigate to your media player. Once you open the .mpg file this way it should always open the Windows Media Player when you select one.

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I have an inspiron 530 with vista and in windows media player the system somehow automatically changed some of the titles of videos I downloaded to a name called faily. Does anyone know what would cause this.This happened after I ran the windows fix it tool I downloaeded from microsoft. I ran it again and it changed all of the titles to Faily

A:Windows Media Player automatically changed some video titles

Never mind, I deleted the files and reloaded them from my external hdd.

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I have a new laptop with Windows Vista. In Windows Media Player, it says that when I listen to a song on the internet it will automaticallly be added to my Library. This is not happening. The option to add songs automatically under the Player tab is checked. What can I do to fix this issue so that songs are added? Or how can I manually add songs that I find on the internet? Thanks!

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I am a music downloader.
It used to be that WMP12 would update the mp3 music folders to where the folder contents would read as follows:

01 'Track Name'
02 'Track Name'
03 'Track Name'

and so on...

This is no longer the case. WMP will not update my media library files, although it says it does. I have cleared the cache, cleared all .wmdb files, and have completely removed all 9000 plus songs and have them reloaded. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled WMP12 to no avail.

I can manually correct the files myself, but I shouldn't have to.
What setting am I missing that needs to be set so my media library will automatically update?


A:Windows Media Player will not update media library

Do you have retrieve additional information from the internet checked in options ?

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The newest Windows Media Player Update changes the Full Screen mode [alt + enter]. It used to be completely full screen, now it shows controls and a boarder, is there any way to make it completely full screen like it was in its previous build?


A:Windows Media Player Update

When in full screen mode there is a button up at the top left you can click on it to autohide the bars or show the bars. Autohide hides them in a few seconds if there is no mouse activity.

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I do not have sufficient prividgles to update my windows media player. Is there any way I can update with out being administrator?


If it's not your system and you don't have admin privileges for your user account...no.


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Windows Media Player Won't Update!!!!!! What do I do. I have WMP 10 but I would want to update WMP 11. What the deal here.


A:Windows Media Player Won't Update!!!!!!

Hi JCD23 and welcome to TSF.

What Service Pack do you currently have? WMP11 requires XP to have Service Pack 2 as one of the minimum requirements.

To see what Service Pack you have go: Start>Control Panel>System. Under the General tab you should see which Service Pack you ave listed at the top.

Can you also read the Microsoft article here for more information that may help with the update as well as saving certain settings you may wish to keep.

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hi again!

I would like an opinion? I have windows ME, should I update my windows media player to the 7 version or the beta 9 version????????


A:update windows media player

Hi there,
I did the upgrade and nothing really special. Only a few enhancements and mainly the change is the interface. If you want the WMP which looks like the one in Win XP with a few additional things then go for beta 9 or ver 7 is just alright.

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Like many another person, I too attempt to upgrade the DRM info only to get a "Can't Upgrade This Component".  But I also noticed something else.
When the process fails and I close IE, on my desktop is a folder.  What's odd about it is that it has non-english characters for a name, which look like kanji when viewed through Windows Explorer.  And when I click on the HDS file in it and it
goes out to the 'Net to tell me what an HDS file is, I get a message that there is no page for my language.

As far as I can tell, I'm not using any other language in IE (I use French when I use Chrome) or in Windows generally. I get the feeling that if I got the English version I'm supposed to be downloading all my problems would be solved.
Any suggestions why the page with the rights stuff on it thinks I'm not speaking English? (or more to the point, where can I download the right version)?

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Whenever I attempt to upgrade from WMP10 to WMP11 it freezes then stops during the Installation period. I have no clue why, and when using WMP10 to play movies, I often find that I have one or more CODECS missing required to play this movie, however, the moment WMP sends a request to recieve the right CODECS it says, "error downloading CODEC..." and it does this every single time. I'm finding I can't do anything Movie wise now because of this problem, any help would be appreciated if anyone can, thanks.

A:Windows Media Player Update...

try this site

or try another player

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I run on windows xp64 and cannot update windows media player from version 10 to 11.

At almost the end of the installation, it stops and tells me it's not possible to complete the installation.

Does anyone know how I can get version 10 off my machine and do a new installation of version 11?

Last week I de-installed 10 and did a new installation of 11, and that didn't work either...
Can anyone help? I'd appreciate your help.

Riggie Freyer

A:Can't update Windows Media Player 10

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I have a myriad of problems:
1. I get a message "file name or assembly hpqfmrsc or one of its components was not found
2. When using uninstall programs I cannot uninstall any programs and not all of the programs are there.
3. Media player sometimes starts automaticaly.
4. The sound on my laptop hp dv6000 is not working .

Here is my hijack this file: (Thank you for all of your help!)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:21 AM, on 3/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
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A:Error msg when Windows starts, no sound and Media Player automatically starts

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Can someone help me? i have no idea why this is happening

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my vlc player opens up during startup and when i close it it keeps opening back up multiple windows. i unistalled vlc but the same happens with media player

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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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After updating Windows Media Player10 to Windows Media Player11, I am unable to run this program.

The update was prompted by the program and said had been successful however when I tried to launch the application I got an error message that set up had been unsuccessful due to internal errors.

I have tried to uninstall WMP with the intention of re installing it however no matter how hard I try it will not uninstall. I tried to re install WMP10 and now get the error message

Original Error Code

Original Error Message
General access denied error

Please help!

A:RESOLVED: Windows Media Player 11 update

Hi Zero616 Welcome to Tech Support Forum

Is your copy of Windows legit?

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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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I am running the following: "Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2012 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 782 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305203 MB, Free - 220276 MB; I: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 934698 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U880P, A00 , ..CN7509196F1759.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled"

I am unable to update my drm component. I am using Amazon's Video On Demand "Amazon Unbox Player" & I am unable to play any of these videos on my computer. I have talked with the technical support team at Amazon, & they cannot help me either. When I try to play a digital movie in Windows Movie Player, the error message says "The file or device that you are trying to use requires a component of Windows Media Player to be upgraded. Click Upgrade to download and install the required component." So I follow the instruction & I am told at first that it is downloading the component, but within seconds the message changes & says "the component could not be upgraded." Then another box comes up & says "Windows Media Player encountered an error during upgrade" & I have the options to either close the error message or click on "Web Help". So when I click on t... Read more

A:Unable to update my drm in Windows Media Player 11

I personally HATE Windows Media Player...
any way try this codec HERE
If that doesn't work try vlc media player
-Features of vlc HERE
-download HERE
Most awesome hey?

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I have the latest version of windows media player 11 installed and every time I do a check for new updates it will say "An unexpected error has occurred. Setup was not able to detect any windows media player updates. Please try again later." I tried reinstalling it and it will still say that there is a error when updating.

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Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB941651)

Date Published: 10/1/2007

Microsoft Download Center: Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB941651)

Brief Description:
This is a reliability update. Install this update to improve the reliability of Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista in certain scenarios. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition; Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition


A:Update for Windows Media Player (KB941651)

Thanks brink.

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I have just changed the MP3 tags on a few songs in my very small library. I imagine that the changes will show up in WMP, but I don't know.

Can I force the changes to be recognized by WMP?

If I can't force them, will they ultimately show up in the library?

How long will that take, and is there some way I can keep track of it, other than opening WMP and looking at the library to see if the updates have been made?
(I see many old posts about problems like this. Maybe it's just a bug that has never been fixed.)

A:Windows Media Player - Library Update


First, please let us know how you change the MP3 tags. Third party tools will not refresh the library. You can refer to

Updating Mp3 Tags?

To manually change the library, please try the following:

1. Click the Windows "Start" menu and click "All Programs." Click "Windows Media Player" to launch the media player.
2. Click the "Library" tab located on the top and click "Pictures" on the pop-up menu. Click "All Pictures" on the left panel under "Library." You should see all the pictures uploaded to
the WMP library.
3. Right-click the picture you want to remove and click "Delete." Specify whether you want to remove the picture only from the WMP library or if you want to remove it from the library and
the computer. Click "OK." To select multiple pictures, press and hold "CTRL" as you click each picture you want to remove. Right-click the selection and click "Delete." Select the delete option you want and click "OK."

More information:
Remove items from the Windows Media Player Library

If you want to force update Windows Media Player, you can also try to rebuild Windows Media Player database.

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Exit Windows Media Player.
2. Click Start, click Run, type
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player, and then click OK.

3. Select all the files in the folder, and then click Delete o... Read more

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I have updated to SP2 for my XP Professional version and received all updates in between; however when I try to update to Media Player 10 or 11 it says I do not have a valid product key....Why would it give me its "biggie" which was SP2 and not Media Player? I bought this computer from an individual but as far as I know I am "valid". Was valid enough to get the SP2! Does anyone know the answer?

A:Windows Media Player Update..Invalid Key?

Hi Jaycolye !

Did you get the Windows licence from the guy who sold you the computer as well ? According to Microsoft's EULA a licence key can only be used for one computer, which means that when someone sells a computer on which Windows XP is still installed he has to give away the licence for it as well. Maybe the seller has used the same licence to install Windows on different computers. It's a bit weird that WGA let you install SP2 but won't let you update to WMP 11 but there still may be some legal issues.

With the original licence (could be on a sticker on the computer somewhere or in the XP CD box or manual) you can phone Microsoft to check that that key is valid and not used by anyone else. There should be some instructions on how to do that when WGA detects an invalid product key.

You can also give the Key update tool from Microsoft a try :

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Dears, I am facing a unknown problem with my Laptop, while using MS office or Watching movies in Media player IE opens automatically with multiple times,

Also while using IE, it redirects to homepage.

I am frustrated with issue. Please anyone help me to solve this issue,

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Windows update KB2847077
causes Media Player 12.07601.17514 to lose track of all settings and libraries

Double clicking on a video media - opens a first time window that asks to use recommended or custom settings.

(this is catastrophic for me as I use Media Player's DLNA connectivity)

This has happened twice to me - first from a standard Windows Update (yesterday 12/11/2013) - I had to do a system restore to before the update, then figured out that it was KB2847077 - so updated everything else except for KB2847077 - my PC and media player were just fine after the restart.

Last night for some reason that update was installed again, from one of my vulnerability scans (despite me specifically hiding it in Windows Update) - so this morning my Media Player was messed up again - did another system restore before that module update, and everything is back to normal again.


A:Windows update KB2847077 messes up Media Player

Did you do any of the recommended fixes from Microsoft?
From post #1
Windows update KB2847077

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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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Thought I'd put this in here but if its the wrong place, please move. Thanks

This utility installs the following Windows Media Codecs: WM Video versions 7 and 8, WM Audio (all versions), WM Screen version 7, and other legacy codecs. It is designed to enable network administrators to deploy these codecs within their network. This utility includes a GUI that guides administrators through the setup process. For a silent installation, administrators can use /q:a and /r:n

Windows 95 & 98, NT 4.0 & 2000, Windows Me




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My husbands computer had all sorts of problems, so we reformatted and reinstalled everything. Everything was fine until recently. Now he can not open Windows Update Manager, IE, Windows Media Player, etc. We recieve no error messages, just nothing happens. Can anyone help?

A:IE, Windows Update, Media player wont open

Try booting in safe mode(f8) run your adware/malware and anti virus tools, check msconfig unknown processes, try also system retore (if running).

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I have AOL 9.0 and don't know if the exact process works for other versions but something similar should work.

To stop AOL from automatically installing Viewpoint (spyware) when it is started up:

First, uninstal viewpoint from the Add/Remove programs list.

you can then delete the folder 'Viewpoint' from Program Files.

Then enable 'Show Hidden Files and folders'

Locate manually or by searching for the following files and delete them:

Viewpoint.exe (Crogram Files\America Online 9.0\Jiti and/or Crogram Files\America Online 9.0a\Jiti)

Vwp.t.exe (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AOL Downloads\updateni_setup90\comps\vwpt)

AOLVPChk.dll (Crogram Files\Online Services\AOL9OUS\comps\vwpt)

~ 2Madre

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I'm not sure whether this issue should be listed under the Programs and Apps category. Perhaps you could put me right here.

I'm finding my WMP is not able to play my Audible .aa and .aax audiobooks, and will not import them. This has been a problem for the past 3-4 months, before that WMP (v12) worked OK. I've removed its library so that it can rebuild it suspecting a corrupt library, but when I point it to the area where my audiobooks are located, it does not recognize them. It's probably a DRM issue, and I was hoping that a re-install of WMP might help fix the problem. I believe this is best accomplished by letting a Win10 update to run, but perhaps this is wishful thinking. Alternatively, does WMP need to be authorized with Audible in order to play these files - if so, how do I do this?

I can't find WMP in the Programs and Features system tool, so can't remove it. I've tried installing WMP11 but this fails because the version in my system is a higher number (v12.0.14393.82). I've tried downloading WMP12 but the sites that claim they have it available, cause either my MacAfee or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to block the download.

I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer me.


A:How do I force Win10 update to re-install Windows Media Player 12

I think MP12 is part of Windows. Go to Turn Windows features On/Off, deselect MP12, reboot, reselect it then reboot again. There are also 3 Troubleshooters for MP12 you can try.

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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 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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It all started when I had two CDs in the computer at one time. I was in Media Player burning a CD and then listening to the other one, when, all of a sudden, the computer restarted itself. It said that a plug-in got damaged or something like that and now everytime I try to get into Media Player, it restarts the computer... plz help. Thanks!!


Now my computer is restarting itself without getting into Windows Media Player and sending a ton of error reports...uhhh...what now?

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Update to the WMP patch of June 26, 2002. angelize56

Who should read this bulletin:

Customers using Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player 6.4, 7.1 or Windows Media Player for Windows XP.

Impact of vulnerability: Three vulnerabilities, first reported on June 26 2002, the most serious of which could be used to run code of attacker's choice.

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Recommendation: Customers running affected products should apply the patch immediately. Customers who are still running Windows Media Player 7.0 should upgrade to Windows Media Player 7.1 first and then apply the patch immediately.


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Today, I received a notice from Microsoft to install "Critical Update for Windows Media Player Script Commands KB-828026". Upon reviewing my update history, I now find that I had received this same notice from Microsoft on June 14, 2005, June 10, 2005 and May 30, 2005. I am embarrassed to write that I failed to check my update history prior to installing and so have apparently "successfully" installed this update three prior times. Did I in fact install the exact same update three times, or is this a modification of KB-828026 and so should once again install as being urged by Microsoft?

Red Boy

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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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source: Insider Preview Update KB4046355 Silently Uninstalls Windows Media Player

After Windows Insiders installed update KB4046355 for the Insider Build 16299.15, they discovered that Windows Media Player had been silently removed from the computer. As Build 16299 is the Fall Creators Update that is scheduled to come out this month, it is unknown whether the removal of Windows Media Player is intentional as part of this large update or a bug.
Insiders not happy with missing Windows Media Player

The only way Insiders realized that Windows Media Player was removed was when they tried to use it to play a video. It was then discovered that Windows Media Player was silently removed after installing the October 3rd 2017 KB4046355 update. This update is called and "FeatureOnDemandMediaPlayer", but does does not provide any information as to what it does.

The only thing we do know, is that after this update was installed, all that was left behind is an empty Windows Media Player folder.Click to expand...

Thankfully, it may be possible to reinstall Windows Media Player
While some people have reported that they were unable to restore Windows Media Player, others have stated that they were able to install the program again using the Apps control panel. To restore Windows Media Player in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, simply follow these steps:
Goto Settings.
Click on Apps.
Click on Manage Optional Features.
Click on Add a Feature
Scroll down and you should see Wi... Read more

A:Insider Preview Update KB4046355 Silently Uninstalls Windows Media Player

Yikes not good at all.

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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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   I have recently been getting a message to update to adobe flashplayer pro to view site and have been also getting a message to update the media player. I looked at the versions  I am running and they are the latest. I was told to do the Adobe while I was navigating to this page just a moment ago. When I am at some sites I have also gotten a box that says my media player is infected and needs to clean files. While in MSN.com home page I have gotten a poor pc performance box that comes up and it is kind of shaking when it appears. I don't know if this is an infection or what but am very wary of this type of stuff after fighting with other infections in the past. I posted this in another forum and was instructed to possibly try this one. Please let me now if you may need more information and I will reply. Thank you for your time and efforts. Jack Perrin.

A:told to install flash player pro and update media player

Hello -Download Security Check by Screen317* Save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.  Download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following boxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump FilesClose any Firefox browsers you may have open when running Reset FF Proxy SettingsClick Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).  Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/* Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.* A black DOS box will briefly ... Read more

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