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    Does anyone know how to uninstall media player 9, and install the one that comes with xp? I have xp pro, and took media player off by unchecking the windows compontents thing for it. That didn't work. I did that and deleted some registry info, and setup files that I found for it, that didn't work either. Please help me out because I hate media player 9, and it crashes all the time for me. I really want the other one back.

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    It's a windows component. Add/Remove Programs -> Windows Components in the control panel should work.
    Away.

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    it doesn't...when you do that, it unistalls wmp 9.0, then when you check it, it installs 9.0 again. It seems to write itself somewhere or something.

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    You can get hold of the old-style Windows Media Player by running "rundll32 msdxm.ocx,RunDll". That's what I use, it's no-frills though.

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    I just want the one that comes with xp...not 9 and not that older one

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    Does anyone know?

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    Thanks for bumping your thread. I wouldn't have seen it otherwise. Keep up the good work.


    Isn't WMP9 the one that comes with XP? I'm using XP; I have 9.
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    well, i guess which one XP comes with depends on when you bought it, i think mp8 would be the likely one.

    and from what i've read on MS's site you can't uninstall mp9 unless you use a system restore point before you installed it...
    so if you dont have one, then a reinstall is pretty much the only option.

    but i don't think 8 should do any better than 9 as far as crashes, do you have any clue whats causing the crashes?
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    well I got 2 security updates from their site and it messed up after that. Those updates also make all my other dvd programs crash when I finish using them. I am not really sure why.

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    Doesn't anyone know how to fix this?

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    apparently not.


    Have you tried uninstalling the two patches you installed?? That would be the logical solution. (Add/Remove Programs, and then you'll have to figure out which Hot Fix you installed)

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    yes, I tried that, and it was still messed up

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    sounds like you're $$$$ed then. *shrugs*

    Time to reinstall.

    I guess you have also tried to download the latest WMP9?

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    That is the one I already have, and the one I am having trouble with.

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    I'm suggesting that there might be a later version, and a re-install would overwrite your corrupted files. !?

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