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Media player toolbar in XP 64 bit?

by theboykidney / October 16, 2007 8:25 PM PDT


I have been trying for ages to get the media player toolbar to work in win XP 64 bit, but it just isn't happening.

When I right click on the taskbar and look at toolbars, the media player toolbar is not listed.

I have tried unistalling and making sure I have the 64 bit player, but Im not sure I have it, or if it would even make a difference...

Any pointers or tips?



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Some things just won't work
by Jimmy Greystone / October 17, 2007 2:43 AM PDT

Some things just won't work the same in the 64-bit version of XP as they do in the 32-bit version. Microsoft never intended the 64-bit version of XP to be used as a desktop OS, so some things may not work the same, some may not work as well, and others may not work at all. It's a fact of life you'll just have to get used to if you want to keep using the 64-bit XP.

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32 bit taskbar
by Diesel678 / February 1, 2010 5:02 PM PST

Yes you cannot use the Windows Media Player toolbar in the 64 bit taskbar. But here is a temporary solution to this.

- Run Task Manager (Taskmgr.exe)
- switch to tab Processes
- find explorer.exe
- press End Process
- menu File->New task (Run)
- enter %systemroot%\syswow64\explorer
And you are running 32-bit explorer

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