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Old September 2nd, 2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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Getting rid of Windows Media Player 9

How the heck do you get rid of Windows Media Player 9? It is causing me all kinds of problems. Thanks all.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 01:52 AM   #3
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Media player 9

Thanks for the reply Andres. There is no unstall for the Media player 9 and that's the problem. It goes deep into the operating system and causes other programs not to run well or not at all. Need to get rid of this thing without a complete reinstall of windows, I hope.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 04:08 AM   #4
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If you'r using XP try system restore.

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Old September 3rd, 2003, 01:02 PM   #5
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Just out of curiosity, what kinds of problems?
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 01:13 PM   #6
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Maybe deleting mediaplayer as a component of Windows will help?
And then reinstalling the wished version.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 01:15 PM   #7
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It should uninstall under the normal Add/Remove Programs function, or the Windows Components function. Don't delete the exe file though, that will cause a lot of problems. Try reinstalling it from scratch.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 01:28 PM   #8
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Yes, sometimes when having trouble with MS software, just attempting to install it again will often repair the old install. Give it a shot.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 12:12 PM   #9
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Windows Media Player 9 "cannot be uninstalled", thank you very much Microsoft.

Could you specifically list the problems you're having? Hopefully there are workarounds without having to reinstall the whole OS.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 12:33 PM   #10
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I've, also, heard of other people having nothing but problems with Windows Media Player 9...thus the reason I've avoided upgrading to it. I would like to hear what kind of problems people are having with it as well!
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Old September 4th, 2003, 12:54 PM   #11
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Just for the record (not trying to defend MS) I've installed it on 10-15 machines and encountered no related problems over long term use. Not saying others aren't - just my own experience with WM9.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 01:53 PM   #12
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Have WinMediaplayer9 installed and the encoder. I love both!
Never had a problem.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 02:29 PM   #13
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Just a thought but I think the new media player is part of an up date from MS. I didn't install it, it came in on one of the updates I did durning all the worms the other week. I would think if you uninstalled the "hot patch" associated with it, it may put it back to the old player. I haven't looked into it but it may work.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 03:30 PM   #14
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WMP 9

Thanks, Arnaldo & Kurt for your reply.
I have windows ME. After updating to WMP9 my old avi,s will not play. It is looking for OxCOOD1199, a known bug with Microsoft. Some of my other burner programs will not work now because the system looks at WMP9. There is no unstall with the update. When I tried to backup some files it saved them as WMP 9 files instead of original. Still trying to find that codec from Microsoft.
Anyway, thanks for the reply, (I will have to reinstall ME to get back to the old version. Not what I want to do but just too many problems with this player.
Oh, try finding help from Microsoft "Smile", you need lots of time and patience.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 05:21 PM   #15
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I think it might be the coorelation between ME and WMP9. ME is notoriously the buggiest OS microsoft has ever produced!
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