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Can I get WMP 9 back?


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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:04 AM

I recently installed Windows Media Player 11, mainly to get rid of the bothersome prompts to update my Media Player 9. But the volume leveling ability in 9 far surpassed that of 11. Can I reverse this and get 9 back? System restore didn't do it, and I can't find 9 on the internet. I only use my player for music. If I can't get Media player 9 back, can I improve the volume leveling in 11? I have XP SP3.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:06 AM

I don't know but have you tried the equalizer?

Open Windows Media Player 11.
Point at the Now Playing tab and click the down arrow that appears under it.
Point at Enhancements and then select Graphic Equalizer.
The graphic equalizer will show up at the bottom of the Now Playing section of Windows Media Player 11.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:19 PM

Here you go
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsme...stallation.mspx
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:48 PM

How do I use the equalizer?
Mark- I went to the website you recommended and they say wmp9 is no longer available for XPSP3. Is there any way I can retrieve it since I used to have it on my computer?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:06 PM

Try here: http://www.oldversion.com/Windows-Media-Player.html

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:26 AM

Thank you so much, I finally got wmp9 back. Now, does anyone know if I can stop the prompts to update to the newer version? If so, how do I do it?

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:21 PM

It's a registry edit but Microsoft can do it for you
Go to the second half of this page:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278960
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:47 PM

Thanks, Mark. Microsoft makes it sound like it would be really really bad for me to do this. What do you think?

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:12 PM

If you don't follow the instructions registry edits can go badly, very badly (think BSOD and/or no boot), but as long as you follow the instructions from MS you'll be ok.

The big reason they don't want you doing it is that there may be security issues with older WMP versions (I remember there were a few security patches for WMP10 but i don't think there were many for 9)

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:45 AM

If you click the FixIt button MS runs the reg edit for you
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