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How to Uninstall WMP10 ????

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Oasis-GasPanic, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Oasis-GasPanic

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    I was hopeing someone could please tell me how the hell you remove WMP 10 from an XP SP2 system. I've tried "roll bacK" and even "system restore" but it won't go, can any one help?!?!?!

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  2. Gazebo2

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    Have you tried

    - Control panel
    - Add/Remove Programs
    - Add/Remove Windows Component (in left margin)

    although that only removes user access to Media player, it doesn't deinstall it. To do that do a google search for nlite or xplite.
     
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    To the best of my knowlege you can't uninstall it. I believe it program informs you of this during install. Reformat ?
     
  4. Mark Ward

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    Having not installed WMP10 yet I'm curious...

    Why have you decoded to uninstall? Should I keep with WMP9?

    Mark.
     
  5. MikeTV

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    Yeah, why do you need to?
     
  6. Oasis-GasPanic

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    Cheers for the replies guys! I've tried the "Add/Remove Windows Component" but it still hasn't been removed, and the reason for wanting to uninstall it and revert back to WMP9 is due to it not being able to play any .avi file properly wether its divx, xvid or even uncompressed :(

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  7. KraGorn

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    You can't uninstall, AFAIK no 'upgrade' to WMP has been uninstallable since 7. Quite why System Restore didn't revert is a concern though, that implies that some 'integrated' components aren't recoverable using that.

    Mind you, I've never trusted SR and always use Ghost or Drive Image when playing with new or questionable software.
     
  8. MikeTV

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    You may have tried this already, but have you tried reinstalling the divx and xvid codecs? I think there are several Divx versions v3/v4/v5 available. You can also adjust the priorities of the codecs (eg. choose which to use first for MP4 etc), from device manager. I've had problems before with WMP versions not playing certain files, and have solved it by installing the necessary mpg codecs. If you right-click the AVI file in windows explorer, and select properties, it should tell you the video codec name it uses (eg. "xvid").
     

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