How do you reinstall Windows Media Player 12?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cr4z33, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Cr4z33

    Cr4z33 MDL Novice

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    I used a batch script in conjunction with VLite to create a slim version of Windows 7 for gaming (no extra crap).
    Among several services and programs I have also removed everything related to Windows Media Player.
    Now it has come the time to use it again. o_O
    How can I restore WMP 12 again into my Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit Italian, no SP1)?
     
  2. akf

    akf MDL Senior Member

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    Sorry to say that you have to recreate another slim version of Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 12. Whatever components removed via vLite or RT 7 Lite cannot be replaced. It is irreplaceable as it is removed, as far as I know.

    Besides Windows Media Player 12, did you also remove Windows Media Codecs?
     
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    Cr4z33 MDL Novice

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    #3 Cr4z33, Mar 28, 2011
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    I cannot remember 'cause I ran that batch like 1 month after Windows 7 release
     
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    akf MDL Senior Member

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    Maybe other experts can advise you on how to insert back Windows Media Player 12. However, in forums discussing vLite or RT 7 Lite, it has been emphasized that whatever components removed cannot be replaced and it requires clean remake of the image.
     
  5. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    I don't think VLC player is dependent on any part of WMP, give it a try. A lot of users actually prefer it to any version of WMP.
     
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  6. Cr4z33

    Cr4z33 MDL Novice

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    The fact is that I am using an ingame service that requires the use of WMP only.
     
  7. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    Oh well, my experience with both vLite for Vista and RT7 Lite for Windows 7 is that you're going to have to start over from scratch.
     
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  8. Cr4z33

    Cr4z33 MDL Novice

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    OK I will have then another shot once I am going to do the SP1 edition.
    Thanks everybody for clearing it out.
     
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    woebetide MDL Member

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    Or maybe you can try to DL the mediaplayer 12 for windows 7 N edition and try to install
     
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    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Visor1 MDL Novice

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    I tried this with a Lite version. It failed due to incompatibility with my version of Windows.