Windows Media Player wants the WWW

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anglin_fool

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hey all,

I upgraded from WMP 7.1 to WMP 9,don't do it. I have a Windows Me OS and unfortunately I have MSN 8 as a browser. My main browser is still IE 6, but I figured I should include the worthless MSN 8 Browser JIC.

When I work offline, WMP 9 wants to connect to the internet? I tried all the settings that I can think of but still I have to click the File > Work Offline to get the connection box to stop from coming up. WMP 7.1 worked great and it never wanted to connect.

Any settings or fixes to stop this from happening?

thanks
 
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You might read this WMP Troubleshooting site :

http://www.nwlink.com/~zachd/pss/pss.html#assoc


I too have been through every setting to disable 'Seek updates' 'Acquire licenses automatically', etc. In fact I even first downloaded WMP9 when it was still Beta. At that time when my Firewall notified me WMP was trying to access the internet, I always blocked it - but the tracklist would then turn red and it would refuse to continue playing. Next time I restarted it, same thing ....

I believe its a consequence of the new anti piracy Digital Rights Management.

In the event it becomes a problem I think the only other option is to go through Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs then click WMP and an option to 'rollback' should appear. This leaves you with the default 6.4 WMP. You can then reinstall 7.1 or 8.0.
 
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