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I want to install Microsoft Window Media Player on my WindowsXP system. When I start it goes through a validation process. It tells me I have a counterfeit copy and won't install. Is there anything I can do to get around it?

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  • g_wessely Sep 07, 2010

    How stupid of me not to mention it. I now have Media Player 10 and want to install Media Player 11. Is it worth the change? What is the difference?

  • g_wessely Sep 07, 2010

    Thank you, the information was very informative and conclusive



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Windows Media Player version 9 is pre-installed with Windows XP and you need not re-install it.

Is it that you are trying to install the Windows Media Player version 11 on your PC?

Kindly reply with the details. Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

  • AliTech110
    AliTech110 Sep 07, 2010

    Many thanks for the reply.

    There are no major difference in the features between the two versions. Also, both the versions can play the same file formats.

    WMP 11 has new design and has few additional visualizations.
    So, it is not absolutely essential to upgrade to version 11.

    Hope this answers your query. Thanks once again.



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