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Run and download windows media player to my flash drive?

by alsaxon / February 18, 2008 9:09 AM PST


I am not sure if WMP is even a free program or just comes with your computer. Anyhow, at work I play music on the WMP that is installed on my computer but I don't have administrative rights to update do it is an old version that needs critical updates and therefore does not function well. Is there anyway, I can download WMP or another free music program to my flash drive and run it directly from the flash drive without having to install on my work computer?

Thanks in advance!

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Nope. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 18, 2008 10:59 AM PST

Like 99% of all programs, they must be installed on and run from the C: drive.

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Thanks R.Proffit
by alsaxon / February 18, 2008 1:11 PM PST

Thanks I tried that link and everytime I downloaded it and tried to open it, it wanted to search for a program to open with. It wasn't an executuable file. hmmm. Anyhow I found this other portable player to download, but it may not play wma files. I'll report back.

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Portable VLC Media Player
by alsaxon / February 18, 2008 2:00 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks R.Proffit

Guess I should have mentioned the name. Also,it does play WMA files. Seems to be working fine. I'll try at work tommorow.

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Zip, rar and other files would do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2008 9:52 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks R.Proffit

These things tend to be in the realm of "you know what to do" for instructions.

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Wow!!! Thanks
by alsaxon / February 19, 2008 1:57 PM PST

I downloaded a program that allowed me to unzip the rar format. It downloaded fine to my flash drive but now when i try to play a song on the media player I get a message that says "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly." I don't knowwhy that is everything else is playing my music fine. The full version on my hard drive works just fine. Maybe I'll uninstall and try again

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