The Com Surrogate issue

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ian82, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I remember a while back when I installed Win 8 and I uninstalled Windows Media Player from the control panel.........everytime I would reboot I would get a Cum Surrogate has failed bla bla bla error

    when I posted the problem here y'all told me not to mess around with the OS and use it as it is...

    now I never had a problem with uninstalling that piece of crap WMP in Windows 7 is there a way around this in Windows 8 or must I live with it?
     
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  2. odiea

    odiea MDL Member

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    Have you tried to google Com Surrogate errors. Looks like .dll issues or codec issues.
     
  3. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Install the "N" version of the OS it does not have WMP
     
  4. eydee

    eydee Guest

    There's no point in uninstalling WMP or IE. They don't really get uninstalled, only deactivated, so you won't have shortcuts. You mess around with the system for no reason. If you really need a system without Microsoft crap, use Linux.
     
  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    That won't activate without the use of some external tools right?

    I am using the embedded product key in my BIOS on Windows 8 Singlage Language x64
     
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  6. MeMy&Myself

    MeMy&Myself MDL Junior Member

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    OCD too much? Have u tried to just delete the shortcuts and just never use it? Problem solved.
     
  7. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    Though the OP should also select the other multimedia player to play the content by default (I know that's rather obvious,but better safe than.. ;))
     
  8. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    OP needs to stop his bulls**t on this forum and other forums, mdl is not fking google, and about his issue, COM Surrogate errors are codec related, so its end user fault.