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Win 7 Pro x64; Windows Media Player Lost?

by sugarbear246 / March 30, 2013 3:07 AM PDT

I have Windows 7 Pro x64 Installed on My Computer. I found a Google article that gave Instructions to "Downgrade" from Windows Media Player 12 To Windows Media Player 11; by Changing some "Registry Entries"?
Well guess what; (IT DIDN'T WORK)?
ANYONE KNOW "HOW" TO GET MY WINDOW MEDIA PLAYER 12 BACK?
Hope someone has a Fix!
Sugarbear246

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Very odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2013 3:11 AM PDT
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Win 7 Pro x64; Windows Media Player Lost?
by sugarbear246 / March 30, 2013 12:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Very odd.

Thanks for the suggestion Bob. I downloaded the file: (Windows6.1-KB968211x64-Refresh Pkg).
When the (Windows Update Standalone Installer) began the Installation it gave me this Error Message,
(THIS UPDATE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO YOUR COMPUTER)?
Not sure WHICH Update IS APPLICABLE? Got any more ideas on how to get the Windows Media Player 12 Executable File?
Now I'm really Curious?
Sugarbear246

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Could it already be installed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2013 2:53 PM PDT
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Win 7 Pro x64; Windows Media Player Lost?
by sugarbear246 / March 30, 2013 4:28 PM PDT

I Already performed the Turning on and Off function in the Control Panel; it Says it's turned back on, but I believe the (ENTRY DELETED FROM THE REGISTRY) Has Rendered this Function inoperable as Regards the Window Media Player 12?
I don't understand WHY you can't Just Download and Install the File from MS Servers?
Can it Be Re-Installed from the (OS Installation Disc)?
Help;
Sugarbear246

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have you tried system restore
by itsdigger / March 30, 2013 4:35 PM PDT

to a time that it worked ?

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Win 7 Pro x64; Windows Media Player Lost?
by sugarbear246 / March 31, 2013 3:00 AM PDT

Yes! I performed a System Restore to 3 Separate Restore Points, but neither of them Restored the Deleted Windows Media Player 12?
Sugarbear246

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Well Bob's probably right
by itsdigger / March 31, 2013 3:05 AM PDT

Time to break out the OS installation disc's and go to work

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Win 7 Pro x64; Windows Media Player Lost?
by sugarbear246 / March 31, 2013 8:03 AM PDT

Can you Specify a (Specific) Application to Restore; (In this case Windows Media Player 12), Using the Installation CD? Not sure HOW or IF this is possible?
Thanks for any help in this regard!
Sugarbear246

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(NT) just reload the whole OS
by itsdigger / March 31, 2013 8:06 AM PDT
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Win 7 Pro x64; Windows Media Player Lost?
by sugarbear246 / March 31, 2013 8:33 AM PDT

I was hoping I wouldn't have to reload the Entire OS? That means I'd have to sit through the process of Acquiring "ALL THE UPDATES", all over again?
I Guess this is the only remedy.
Thanks for the Help :)!
Sugarbear246

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sorry but from what I 've read
by itsdigger / March 31, 2013 8:44 AM PDT

that's what ya have to do. You could always install any number of other free media players

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Remember that registry editing means all bets are off.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 1:36 AM PDT

As to the understanding, this gets to a rather long discussion about areas we need to avoid.

Is that the entire error message? A search tells me that was not what it reported.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=&as_epq=ENTRY+DELETED+FROM+THE+REGISTRY

Files are indeed downloadable from MS and the OS DVD but registry damage? That area is pretty nasty and why no moderator offers advice on registry cleaners or fixers.

I wish I could see that error message since it might lead to a fix other than reinstalling the OS.
Bob

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Win 7 Pro x64; Windows Media Player Lost?
by sugarbear246 / March 31, 2013 3:07 AM PDT

Bob; I SAVED the Entire Error Message with MSPaint as a Print Screen File which I have saved on my Desktop. I don't believe this Forum provides a means of Attaching a File to these communications? Not sure about that, but I assure you that the Exact Error Message says that the file: KB968211x64 is, and I Quote "Not Applicable to Your Computer"? Not sure why I'm getting this Error?
Sorry but that's all I can offer at this time?
Sugarbear246

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I need the other message.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 8:36 AM PDT

The one about "ENTRY DELETED FROM THE REGISTRY"

The unapplicable error message could be a clue but it's not the big clue.
Bob

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