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screwy_looie

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i had downloaded some codecs for windows media player a few days ago and put them in the windows media file and then i realized they did not help me watch videos so instead of finding them all i tried to remove windows media player and was going to install it again i removd the files inside c:\program files\windows media player and now i cannot delete the actual folder itself because it is appaently being used by a program but i had closed all the programs. i downloaded it again and tried to trun setup but it will not let me.
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i downloaded real player which is actually better than wmp but i need wmp for some things
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Here is what I would do. Reinstall wmp 9, which automatically chooses the "reinstall all mode", whereas wmp seems to try to attempt a repair.

get it here

http://www.oldversio...ogram.php?n=wmp

Then install wmp10


Try that. If it doesnt work, post back..
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ill giv it a shot thanx in advance
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i think i hav tried to install wm9 before shall i post a screenshot of what happens
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more info is always a good thing
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this is what happens wen i try and install any wmp

Attached Files


Edited by screwy_looie, 14 June 2005 - 04:38 PM.

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Well, I cant seem to open the file. is there anyway you can just attach the screenshot?
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all i get is black box...your screen shot is bad
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yep. still cant get it..
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i dont know how to send the screenshot

i jus took it and pasted it in paint and then saved it
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it ses in my documents wer the screenshot in paint is that the file is 3.5mb on here it sais 15kb
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Easiest way to do it, is just SS the box. Do that by holding ALT when you hit the Print Screen button.
Make sure that the message is the active screen, as this is what this does...
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i cant attach the file but i can tell u wot it sais

an unexpected error has occured. setup was not able to detect any windows media updates. please try again later.

i hav tried this with different versions of windows media players loads of times but this message always comes up and i cant do that rollback thing on add/remove programs
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Taking a closer look at this thread....youve really hoarked things up

Your method of removal was--unwise. You should never delete programs this way and ESPECIALLY NOT PROGRAM THAT DEEPLY INTEGRATE THEMSELVES INTO WINDOWS LIKE MEDIA PLAYER AND INTERNET EXPLORER.

(for other's benefit)

I honestly think at this point your only real option is a repair installation

Here is a step by step guide

Please read it and ask questions before you begin
http://www.webtree.c.....isting Setup:
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