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[Solved] install probs with xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ian.p.h, Jan 17, 2002.

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  1. ian.p.h

    ian.p.h Thread Starter

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    I am trying to install xp pro as an upgrade from 98se, but when it tries to copy files it comes to windows media player 2 and tells me that it can't copy the files. so I choose to quit the install until I got some more info. it gives the option to skip the file, try again, or quit. is there a way to uninstall win plr 2? any help would be great. thanks
     
  2. askhan

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    Uninstall Media Player 2 first by going to ControlPanel - Add/Remove Programs, and then try XP installation/upgrade.

    Good luck..
     
  3. ian.p.h

    ian.p.h Thread Starter

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    i also thought of that, but its not listed in the add/remove programs, what would happen if i just skipped that file?
     
  4. askhan

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    Pl. try these:

    ** From Add/Remove Programs/Windows set-up, Uncheck the "Multimedia' component. Try to upgrade. OR

    ** First Upgrade/Install 'Windows Media Player 7' on your system and then try upgrading to XP. OR

    ** Skip the file, and proceed with the rest of the installation.
    You may not have Windows Media Player 8 (which comes with XP).
    Install Windows Media Player 7 later on (of course, you'll not be able to use some features which come with WMP 8).

    Good Luck..
     
  5. ian.p.h

    ian.p.h Thread Starter

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    i solved the problem. instead of quitting i skipped the file and it seems to be working fine(famous last words). but i thank eveybody for their help.
     
  6. Dan O

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    Thanks for sharing the good news. I will mark this thread solved.
     
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