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Running windows xp home edition sinceinstalling

Running windows xp home edition sinceinstalling sp3 my windows media player 11 doesnt when I insert blank cd so I am unable to burn any cds

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Download vlc player but this dose not burn cds but it will play anyhting

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Windows media player won't work


Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
Though designed with Windows 7 in mind, Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) is fully compatible with Windows XP.

The trick is knowing which version of WMP 11 to download.
Different versions of the software exist not only for Windows 7, Vista, and XP, but also for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP.

Additionally, WMP 11 is only compatible with XP if it is using Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3. Before downloading the appropriate installation file, you will need to verify which version your system requires.

Open the "Start" menu.
Open "My Computer."

Click "Help", then select "About Windows."
This will display a window with system information.

Find the listing that specifies your Service Pack. If you are operating without Service Pack 2 or 3, you will need to install one (see Resources).


Open the "Start" menu and click "Run." Within the text field, type "winmsd.exe."

Click "OK." Select "System Summary."
Find the heading labeled "Item."

Under this heading should be the word "Processor."
The value associated with "Processor" will determine which version of Windows XP you are running.

If the value begins with "x86," you are running a 32-bit version.
If it begins with "ia64" or "AMD64," then you are running a 64-bit version.

Download the Windows Media Player installation file that matches your version of Windows (see Below).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Open the file once it has finished downloading.
This will launch the installation wizard.

Follow the onscreen instructions to install WMP 11.
The program should now run normally.
How to Fix Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is the home entertainment hub on a Windows computer.
With Media Center, you can play live television, songs, DVDs and slideshows.

It is preinstalled on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium/Ultimate Edition and Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions.

From time to time, users run into issues trying to play audio or video files, or with an extender connected to Media Center.

Extenders are devices that allow you to "extend" the Media Center onto a TV screen or larger display.

The Xbox 360 gaming console is an example of an extender.
Launch Windows Media Center from your computer's Start menu.

Scroll down to "Music" on the Media Center home screen.
Select "Music library."

If you find an empty folder under "Music Library," navigate to the folder on your hard drive that stores your music file and add it to Media Center's library.

If the problem isn't an empty folder, look at the file extension on the music file that won't play. Media Center can't play files with unknown or incompatible extensions.

If you find a questionable extension, skip that file. Click once on another file with a different extension, one you know is compatible with Media Center, and then click "Open" to test if you can play that one.

Media Center will play MP3, CDA, WAV and other music file formats.
Open Windows Media Player from the Start menu if you receive a codec error while trying to play either audio or video files.

If you open the file in Media Player, the codec will download automatically.
You should then be able to play the file in Media Center.

Troubleshoot your firewall settings if a Media Center extender doesn't work.
You'll have a problem using an extender if Windows Firewall blocks it.

Go to "Control Panel" from the Start menu and double-click on "Windows Firewall."
Click on "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall."

Click to check "Media Center Extenders."
Click on "Apply."

Check external speaker cables to make sure they're connected if you can't hear any sound. Check the computer's volume settings by clicking on the "VOL+" icon at the bottom right corner of the main Media Center screen to make sure the volume is not turned off or down too low.

You may need to reconfigure your speakers if you're having volume or sound issues.
Scroll down to "Tasks" in the Media Center home screen and select "Settings."

Click on "General" and select "Windows Media Center Setup."
Click on "Set Up Your Speakers."

Follow the on-screen prompts to reconfigure your speakers.

Dec 01, 2013 | Gateway ONE GZ7108 All-in-One Desktop PC

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My windows xp startup disk with the os an drivers is no good microsoft says i need contack manufactures copy do have one


You should not have contact the manufacturer (microsoft)
one of these will help you

SP3 is the third and final service pack released for Microsoft Windows XP, and it eliminates many of the security holes that previously affected XP. While Microsoft recommends that users download SP3 using Windows Update, some users are unable to do so. However, it's easy to create a Windows XP SP3 installation CD; it requires only that you download the pack from the website and burn it to a CD-R/DVD-R using an ISO burner program.
Download the SP3 installation ISO by visiting the first link listed in the "Resources" section of this article. Save it to your Desktop. Download ImgBurn and save it to your Desktop. Double-click the installation executable for ImgBurn and click "Next." Follow the remaining onscreen prompts and click "Finish" to complete installation of ImgBurn. Insert a blank CD-R/DVD-R into your DVD drive. Open ImgBurn by going to "Start," "Programs" and "ImgBurn." Click "File," then "Browse for a source file." Navigate to your Desktop and select the SP3 ISO file. Click "Open." Click the blue "ISO to CD" button located on the bottom left of ImgBurn. The program will begin creating the Windows XP SP3 installation CD. This process may take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes to complete depending on the speed at which the CD-R/DVD-R is being burned. Click "OK" once the CD-R/DVD-R has finished burning. You've successfully created a Windows XP SP3 installation CD.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2fcde6ce-b5fb-4488-8c50-fe22559d164e&displaylang=en XP PRO SP3 ISO Download the iso also download the imageburn http://www.imgburn.com/
http://windows-xp-pro-startup-disk.soft32.com/ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389 http://windows-xp-pro-startup-disk.soft32.com/free-download?gclid windows xp pro start up disc

post a reply if you need more help with this

Mar 12, 2013 | Compaq Presario sr1403wm AMD Sempron 3000+...

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HP dc5000 compaq - running win xp pro sp2 and it won't upgrade to sp3. Sp3 needed to run Nero 11.


go to this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24 download winxp sp3 exe follow instructions disregard for IT professionals and developers this is the download you need after installing goto windows update and download and install updates

Aug 24, 2012 | HP PC Desktops

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Lost SP3 windows xp home edition version 2002 how do i get it back or do i need to I have automatic updates turned on when I look at programs beside it ,there no file size? also how do I fix error...


If you mean no file size showing up in "Add / Remove Programs"
thats because it's integrated / uninstallable but registered.

Error: 0x80070005, is that when you access "Microsoft Update"?

As for repairing SP3 Read more here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/help/learn-how-to-install-windows-xp-service-pack-3-sp3

and you probably have to go for option:
"Manually installing SP3 using the Microsoft Download Center or a CD"
Good Luck

Jul 18, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1620NX...

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Windows Media Player 11 shuts my computer down


If the windows media worked before the updates you are able to revert in the moment in time when it was opperating correct. If there was a check point created, that is the best thing about XP. You can go there by clicking on 'start' -> 'accessories' -> 'system tools' -> 'system restore' then select 'restore my computer to an earlier time' -> 'next' you will come to a calender, click a bold date, this will be a date before the updates that was created. Select that date then press 'next' note: before you select next you will see details on that date on the screen next to the calendar with what was changed at that time. Select next then read the prompts, the computer will do its thing and shut down, and come back up. This will take some time, and will not erase any data.
Best of luck!

Sep 04, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Problem whit media player not responds acer power 4300 pentium III RAM 316 XP PROFESIONAL SP3 Media Player 11 30 GB HDD


you need to wait for the system to response.because media player 11 is designed for vista,but it also compatible with xp.but it works good only if u have 512 mb ram as minimum.so it is advisable to upgrade your ram.

Aug 17, 2009 | AcerPower 4300 PC Desktop

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I am try to update my windows media player 10 to windows media player 11. when i try to do it it says that i first need to update rollup 2 for windows xp media center edition 2005 and when i try to do that...


GO TO MICROSOFT UPDATES AND CLICK ON CUSTOMIZE.IT WILL SCAN FOR UPDATES YOU NEED CHECK ALL OF THEM AND REBOOT. AFTER REBOOT,INSTALL MEDIA PLAYER 11.RICHARDM69

Dec 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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DVD will not play, windows media player XP, when inserted in player. CDs play automatically but DVD does not.


Uninstall the media player,goto windows Market place and install windows media 11. its free and has all the new updates. Providing you have the correct system requirements. If not you can reinstall your old version at the same site and will probably have the required updates anyway.

Oct 25, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Windows Media Player is not visible when opened. I don't know how this happened or how to fix it. I use Windows XP Home and have Media Player 11. After I discovered the problem, I downloaded version 11,...


There is a possibility that its running on the background, try to end the process of the program under task manager(Press Crtl+Alt+Del) the go to Processes, look for mmpnscfg.exe, highlight and then click End Process button. Then restart the computer and try again to open Windows Media Player.

Hope this will solve your problem with the media player not opening..


Regards

Aug 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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