Multimedia forum: How do I repair or reinstall Windows Media Player?

by: CSUjr September 17, 2007 10:12 PM PDT

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How do I repair or reinstall Windows Media Player?

by CSUjr - 9/17/07 10:12 PM

I am running Windows Vista Ultimate.

I upgraded to Ultimate from Home Premium via the internet, therefore I have no disk(s).

My Windows Media Player stopped working.

I found that there were some files missing.

I could not find a way to reinstall these files so I tried to reinstall the WMP, via the MS site.

It said that I could not install the WMP because I already had it on my system.

I tried doing a system recovery from a series of earlier dates but that did not solve the problem.

From here, I tried to delete it but the deleting process (including the registry references) would not remove everything.

I then tried reinstalling each and every WMP but the only one that I was able to put on my system was the WMP Classic (6.4.9.0).

I do not want to reinstall my OS (via the BitLocker) because it wipes out all of my files, and I do not want to have to reinstall all of them (via my CD backups) just to get the WMP back.

So, does anyone know how I can get the Windows Media Player back onto my system?

With appreciation,
Charles

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