Solved: WMP Setup.exe keeps executing

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DKTaber

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I have VCom's SystemSuite 7 as my do-all utility. One of the things it will do is create a restore point whenever a programs wants to install anything -- so if it screws your computer up, you simply run that restore point and it takes the new program out.

I recently upgraded to Windows Medial Player 11. Now every time I open WMP, I get the "do you want to create a restore point" and the file it names is WMP's setup.exe. Have never encountered this with any previous version of WMP or for that matter, any other program. What's causing it?

Running Windows XP-SP2 with all updates including IE7.
 

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When you uninstall or install a program Windows also creates a restore point. so I don't see the need for the program you have other it causing problems

Of course it may have other uses
 

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bonk said:
When you uninstall or install a program Windows also creates a restore point. So I don't see the need for the program you have other it causing problems

Of course it may have other uses.
It does -- many -- and it hasn't behaved this way thru versions 5, 6, and until WMP 11, 7. Methinks I'll mention it to VCom tech support and see what they say.

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bonk said:
Good idea
But. . . ahhh. . . not one I need to do any longer. I was thinking that it was too bad you cannot repair WMP via "Add/Remove programs". My next thought was then, "Well, if you can't repair it, perhaps reinstalling it without first rolling it back to ver. 10 might be a way to fix what ails it." IMO, the reason it kept trying to re-run setup.exe was because something in the installation hadn't worked; so it was WMP, not SystemSuite that was causing the behavior. So I did that. . . and it's not misbehaving anymore.

I'll mark the thread as solved. Thanks for the responses.
 
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