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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by c-c, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. c-c

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    I am running ME. I tried to play a song intro. from a wed site and was told "class not registered" error 80040154. I upgraded my media play to mp 9 but am still getting the same message. I can find no place that will tell me how to correct this error. Can anyone please help?

    PS I'm the Mom in this family and am not the most tech-savvy Mom in town. But I'm more so than anyone else in this family!! All that to say -- please keep the language simple!!

    Thanks
     
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    I tried to install wmp 9 over the top of the first installation, but the same error message still came up.

    Can anyone else help? Thanks
     
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    How about an uninstall, then reinstall?
     
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    Tried that, too. It didn't work.
     
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    The solution is to:

    : 1. Download Win Media Player 7.1 from the MS
    : site;

    : 2. Disconnect from your internet connection;

    : 3. Close all other programs;

    : 4. Activate the 7.1 setup program;

    : 5. Select "reinstall all components";

    : 6. The program will advise that setup has failed
    : (its looking for files over the internet),
    : then force you to reboot;

    : 7. When you reboot, 7.1 setup will begin
    : updating your windows settings. Actually,
    : it will be loading and registering the
    : libraries you need to open streaming windows;

    : 8. WinMedPlyr 9 will remain intact; open and use
    : it as normal. You may find need for various
    : additional codecs. One package resides in
    : the MS download site, the others are on
    : divx.com or moviecodec.com.

    ******************

    Found that suggestion on another site......sounds kinda bizarre.......but may be worth a try.
     
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