Install Windows Media Player 10

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  1. The_Duke

    The_Duke Super Moderator

    Guide: How to install Windows Media Player (WMP) 10 in Windows 7

    1. Remove Media Components from Windows 7:
    a. In the Control Panel select Programs and Features.
    b. Click "Turn on and off Windows Components".
    c. Uncheck "Media features"
    d. Hit the "OK" button.
    2. Restart
    3. Download and unpack WMP10 installer
    4. For each and every .INF file in the folder with unpacked files except for wmp10.inf, right click on the .INF file and select "Install". Ignore the error messages that this type of installation is not supported and do NOT restart your computer.
    5. Install wmp10.inf as mentioned above
    6. Restart your computer
    7. Disable Program Compatibility Assistant:
    Open command prompt from the Start menu (or press WIN+R).
    Enter gpedit.msc and press Enter.
    Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Application Compatibility. Then on the left side under "Setting" double click on "Turn off Compatibility Assistant".
    Click on "Enabled", then click the "Apply" button and the "OK" button.
    Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

    8. Run registry editor like regedit and delete the following keys:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ MediaPlayer \ Setup

    Do everything in the "Safe mode" as administrator if you get compatibility problems.

    Now you should be able to use Windows Media Player 10 in Windows 7. It should play music and show visualization just fine.

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