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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.

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I wanna reformat my Sony Vaio- VGC-RB52 but couln't go to BIOS set up..Do i need bootable CD? I don't have it too. Also, How can i get an OS windows XP media center? thanks..


1. Yes the CD needs to be bootable to automatically format your computer and run the windows set up.

2. You can purchase a license windows XP from microsoft.

Feb 05, 2011 | Sony VAIO VGC-RB52 PC Desktop

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Change out the hard drive on the gateway 601 media center


Gateway 601 has diff edition with diff hard drives each. please check out what type of HDD you have and you can have a new one in any computer shop

Sep 20, 2009 | Gateway Media Center 610X PC Desktop

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Problem with window media center installation ?


Hi there
Even if you changed the computers name chances are that won't sort the problem, it sounds to me like a bad install in the first place. I would go with the re-install of the operating system.
You can call your computer whatever you want most people use their name, for example "yourname-PC".
Make sure that the disk and the lens is clean.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

Feb 13, 2009 | HP Pavilion Media Center a1330n - AMD...

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System logging off as soon as i starts it. Please see details..


Looks like you've tried a lot. Try this stuff.

1) Try F11 instead.
2) Dunno. Corruption?
3) chkdsk /f
4) Microsoft EULAs are much less crackable than their software, according to BitTorrent.

Feb 12, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

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I have acer aspire laptop computer model 3692WLM1 windows media center edition I wish to purchase a HP DESKJET D4200 series printer will this be compatable for my laptop


Hey doodee,

According to information provided by the manufacturer, this model HP printer requires Windows 2000, Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional in order to function. Apart from the obvious cosmetic changes and some extra added functionality, Windows XP Media Center Edition may be treated as basic Windows XP in many instances. As such, this printer should be compatible with your computer. Please keep in mind however, that you may need to perform driver and software updates in order to guarantee functionality.

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 11, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Media edition Powerpoint portability and projection problem


Do you have a wide screen monitor?
If so you would be running at 1680x1050 or something similar.
Set your screen to 1280*1024.
Then resize you PPT to look good in that resolution.
The 1280*1024 res is more square than 1680x1050 which is for widescreen LCD's.
let me know if this works or not.
Thanks

Feb 25, 2008 | Gateway Media Center 610XL PC Desktop

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Tuner not working after reinstall


Try those links and let me know if u got help:

You should have an ENX-26 card.

ENX-16 GigaPocket
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BU4WC6CG

ENX-26 GigaPocket (Not my post)
http://files.filefront.com/GigaPocket+Fi...;/fileinfo.html

ENX-26 MCE only drivers for Arcsoft TotalMedia 3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6DTMIR5U

DVGatePlus2.0
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BLT8HYT6

Nov 01, 2007 | PC Desktops

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Tuner not working after reinstall


go to this website and see if you have all updates to you media center. your codecs are kept in the media player bin file let microsoft run a check and see if you need some more downloads. http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us

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