experchange > multimedia.windows.mediaplayer

Michael Dobony (02-03-10, 11:00 PM)
I had to do some playing around with my user account in Windows 7 (lost
Administrator rights) and now Media Player will not run. It says it is not
installed correctly. The link to the web site refuses to allow me to
download it and uninstalling and reinstalling it does not help. Any ideas
on what is going on?
zachd [MSFT] (02-14-10, 04:11 AM)
What's the exact error message?

You can't download to reinstall on Windows 7. For Windows 7, use the Turn
Windows Features On or Off option if you want to remove and then reinstall
the player. Built in, no downloads required. =)
Michael Dobony (02-16-10, 01:40 AM)
On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 18:11:52 -0800, zachd [MSFT] wrote:

> What's the exact error message?
> You can't download to reinstall on Windows 7. For Windows 7, use the Turn
> Windows Features On or Off option if you want to remove and then reinstall
> the player. Built in, no downloads required. =)


it turns out that I have a second installation somehow in the Program Files
(x86) directory that W7 wants to redirect any double clicks of MP3 files to
and it refuses to redirect to the 64 bit version.
zachd [MSFT] (02-17-10, 11:51 PM)
That's normal for a 64bit system. Why are you explicitly trying to use the
64bit version?

There's ways to change the associations over to the 64bit player, but it's
kind of hard.
Michael Dobony (02-18-10, 12:12 PM)
On Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:51:38 -0800, zachd [MSFT] wrote:

> That's normal for a 64bit system. Why are you explicitly trying to use the
> 64bit version?


Simple, the 32 bit version, which does not get removed if I remove the 64
bit version, will not work, giving me the error message about not being
installed correctly. I have to open MP, then access a file. I cannot double
click on a file and have MP open it because the associations are with the
32 bit version and will not change to the 64 bit version.
zachd [MSFT] (02-19-10, 12:18 AM)
Ah, so we're tossing around a couple different issues here.

You can do a level of manual association using the built-in tools. This
will not work fully as noted.
If you hack your system to some extent, you can change to the 64bit player
as default.

Getting back to my question:
What's the exact text from the 32bit player?
That would typically indicate that either a binary or the system is corrupt.
"sfc /scannow" from cmd.exe run As Administrator may or many enable that to
be fixed.
Michael Dobony (02-21-10, 01:57 AM)
On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:18:09 -0800, zachd [MSFT] wrote:

[..]
> as default.
> Getting back to my question:
> What's the exact text from the 32bit player?


"Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled. Do
you want to install the Player from the Microsoft web site?"

> That would typically indicate that either a binary or the system is corrupt.
> "sfc /scannow" from cmd.exe run As Administrator may or many enable that to
> be fixed.


This program only runs to 13% and dies. It says

Verification 13% complete.
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation. My
account is an administrator and I ran the command prompt as an
administrator.
zachd [MSFT] (02-26-10, 03:00 AM)
"Michael Dobony" <survey> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:18:09 -0800, zachd [MSFT] wrote:
> "Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled.
> Do
> you want to install the Player from the Microsoft web site?"


>> That would typically indicate that either a binary or the system is
>> corrupt.
>> "sfc /scannow" from cmd.exe run As Administrator may or many enable that
>> to
>> be fixed.


> This program only runs to 13% and dies. It says


> Verification 13% complete.
> Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation. My
> account is an administrator and I ran the command prompt as an
> administrator.


Both these messages indicate that your system is corrupt. Event Viewer may
have some more information here, but the basic issues in question indicate
that your OS image is invalid/corrupt and either needs to be fixed or
reinstalled. This system corruption is causing the symptom that WMP is
showing you.
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