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Uninstall Windows Media Player 12 from Windows 10

by jpatsilva / December 23, 2015 6:54 AM PST

I have upgraded to Windows 10. I have software that needs Windows Media Player. I've installed Windows Media Player 12, but still now luck. How do I uninstall Windows Media Player 12 from Windows 10. Windows Media Player does not show up as a feature that I can turn off. Everything I've read suggests turning the Media feature off, but it does not show in my list of features. Help!!!

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Re: WMP12
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 23, 2015 7:10 AM PST

Microsoft says " Windows Media Player 12 is included in clean installs of Windows 10 as well as upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7." That makes me think it's not something you installed yourself, as you say.

Anyway, http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/how-to-uninstall-and-reinstall-windows-media/ed1f5daf-8142-4052-9a33-8eeda79b88ec?auth=1 shows where to find the feature and how to uncheck the mark in the list of active feature and reboot. But I doubt if that's comparable to a full uninstall. And you say that it doesn't show with you, not even in the list of programs that can be uninstalled after your installed it? That's strange.

What program is it that needs WMP?

Kees

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RE: WMP 12 Uninstall
by jpatsilva / December 23, 2015 7:23 AM PST
In reply to: Re: WMP12

Although Microsoft says WMP 12 is included with Windows 10 installs, this is not true. After searching for a couple of hours on where to get WMP 12, I finally resorted to chatting with Microsoft support. They directed me to go to the Microsoft Store to download and install. Well, it seemed to work fine. I was able to open WMP 12, but was not successful in playing any audio. I'd select and audio track, but it would not play it. No errors, just simply did not respond.

The software I'm trying to use that is dependent on WMP is "Light O Rama" software. This is is software used to program a control box for putting light shows to music. After installing WMP 12, I uninstalled LOR software, cleaned registry, and reinstalled LOR software. I get the same error when trying to load a song for creating a music sequence. The error is "Component 'wmp.dll' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid". I sent a not to LOR support and they say the requirement for their software is "Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 and Windows Media Player 9 or higher" They suggest uninstalling WMP 12 and LOR software, reinstalling WMP 12 and then reinstalling LOR software. But, I cannot find WMP 12 in my list of programs or in the "Media Feature" of installed features.

I went back to the Microsoft Store, searched for WMP 12, and when I find it, it says it's installed on my computer.

I'm at a loss....thoughts?

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Re: WMP 12
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 23, 2015 7:54 AM PST
In reply to: RE: WMP 12 Uninstall

I checked on my Windows 7 (64-bit) system.
- The program is c:\program files(x86\|Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
- The wmp.dll file is in both the c:\windows\system32 and c:\windows\sysWOW64 folders

Do you have the same? Then try to register those dll's (or only one?) and see what happens.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/249873 tells all you need to know about registering a dll.

Also, did you run the system file checker to see if it finds and corrects any errors?
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ht/sfc-scannow.htm tells about this program.

Kees

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RE: WMP 12
by jpatsilva / December 23, 2015 7:57 AM PST
In reply to: Re: WMP 12

Thanks Kees!
I'm at work now, but will try this at home this evening.
Thanks for the help!

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how to uninstall Windows Media Player 12 from Windows 10....
by gauthamkrishna386 / December 23, 2015 8:01 AM PST

go to control panel, click on programs, right click on Windows Media Player 12 and click uninstall.

Note: link removed by moderator.

Post was last edited on December 23, 2015 8:15 AM PST

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