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Windows media Player 10 not on Add/Remove Programs list.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tony Burke, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Tony Burke

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    I have Windows XP Home /SP2.
    I recently rolled back from Windows Media Player 11 to 10.
    Media Player 10 seems to be working OK but does not appear on Add/Remove Programs list – even under XP Updates. Anyone know why this is or how to get it to show?
     
  2. stantley

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    That's normal. It should show up in 'Add/Remove Windows Components'. As long as WMP 10 is working, you're OK.
     
  3. Tony Burke

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    Thanks - It does indeed show in 'Windows Components'.
    Good to get quick clear advice from a 'senior member'.
    You wouldn't believe the complex replies I got from some other forums !! - then again maybe you would !! Thanks again
     
  4. Tony Burke

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    PS to my previous message - some of the replies I received from other forums have raised a doubt in my mind as they seem to suggest that Windows Media Player (which does appear in the 'Add/Remove Windows Components' panel) should also appear on the main 'Change or Remove Programs' panel - (some have suggested under 'XP Updates'). Some of these replies have blinded me with science (or pseudo-science) about Registry changes etc. etc.
    I suppose I should just ignore them and carry on with Windows Media Player working OK?
     
  5. stantley

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    When I got my computer it had Windows XP with WMP 9, so at some point I updated to WMP 10 and in Add/Remove Programs with 'Show Updates' checked WMP 10 shows up under 'Windows XP - Software Updates'.

    But I don't think it shows up if XP came bundled with WMP 10 when it was installed.
     
  6. Moby

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    No it doesn't show. As Stantley suggests only the upgrades show so you can go back. You can make it show via a registry change but I wouldn't go there if you are keeping it and it works fine.

    Edit.
    The 'show' I was refering are just a few more options in the windows components section, not a full show in the main add/remove programmes window. I just checked mine. It's been a while ;)
     
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