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How do I remove Windows Media Player 9


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#1 joe blow

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:33 AM

Hi,

I have XP home SP3, I have been trying to uninstall Windows Media Player 9.00.00.4503.
I have tried running the following commands from an administrator account and in safe mode from the administrator account.
None had any effect.

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\wmp.inf,Uninstall

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\WINDOWS\INF\wmp.inf,Uninstall

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection uninstall 132 c:\windows\inf\wmp.inf

I was hopeing that someone would be able to tell me how to get rid of this program

Thanks.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:52 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Out of curiosity...why do you want to uninstall it?

From what I read...in effect, it cannot be uninstalled.

You may be interested in http://www.litepc.com/xplite.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=c...amp;btnG=Search

WMP is installed as a basic component of Windows, with the only variable being what version of WMP is installed.

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-195309.html

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:25 AM

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

The reason I wanted to uninstall Media Player was that when I tried to uninstall Opera 9.51 a message said I didn't have administrator rights, (which I did), and it also said.

"Error 1402 Could not open key"
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\mediaplayer\ShimlnclusionList\opera.exe"

As I mostly use Classic Media Player not Windows Media Player and the problem with Opera seemed to be related to Windows Media Player, I thought that if I uninstalled Media Player first I may then be able to uninstall Opera.

I still have a couple of other options for removeing Opera, so for now I will try them and I may not have to bother with Media Player.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:40 AM

I have OPERA 9.62 and no conflict with WMP or WMP Classic.
The new version over rides 9.51.
Worth a try.Then uninstall.
I love OPERA. :thumbsup:
http://www.opera.com/download/

Edited by DSTM, 31 October 2008 - 01:51 AM.















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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:14 AM

Unfortunately when I try to either delete Opera 9.51 or install the new version over the top I just get this message,

"Error 1402 Could not open key"
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\mediaplayer\ShimlnclusionList\opera.exe"

I don't think it is necessarily a conflict between Opera and Media Player. It might just be a result of various user accounts that I have created and deleted interfering with the administrator rights. But I'm only guessing. I just thought that removing Media Player might remove the problem, as it appears in the error.




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