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Windows Media Player "Mini-Mode" Problem


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#1 Machinery

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:09 AM

My Media Player doesn't go to Mini Mode when I minimized it. I've tried right-clicking the taskbar, pointing to toolbars and didn't find Windows Media Player. Please help!
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 12:19 PM

What version?

Have you tried rolling back to previous version...then reinstalling WMP?

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:30 PM

Hi Louis,
The version is 11, and I've tried removing Windows Media Player via Control Panel, but when I've clicked Remove, it says that it will roll back to previous version. When I clicked Ok, it says that the 'Rollback' is complete, but there is no difference in the Add or Remove Programs. It is still WMP version 11.
Help!
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:41 AM

Did you actually open WMP...and check the version info?

The Add/Remove list sometimes is inaccurate, for whatever reason.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 05:34 AM

How do I find the version?
I always check other software's version by going to "About -> About (software name)".
The Media Player don't have it.

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When I hovered my mouse in the "wmplayer.exe" in the Windows Media Player directory, I saw the file version is "11.0.5721.5262"
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:20 AM

It has it :)...but first you must make the proper toolbar visible (I experienced this myself with WMP 11). The dwfault view of WMP hides the basic toolbars.

See http://malektips.com/windows_media_player_11_0001.html .

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:55 AM

I see the version now! It is 11.
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:50 AM

I would try Add/Remove Programs...to uninstall it and roll back to WMP10.

Google Links On Uninstalling WMP 11

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 05:24 AM

Hello.
I still can't uninstall WMP. My only option is to repair Windows XP using my CD. I've done it before. It restored my WMP to mini-mode.
But I don't want to revert back to SP2.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 08:35 AM

If your CD reflects SP2...and it's an OEM CD...that's what you go back to.

If it's a MS Genuine XP CD (sold by Microsoft), then you can slipstream/update the CD to include SP3...and then do a repair. That will take you back to WMP 10, I believe. WMP 11 then becomes an optional install via Windows Update.

I guess that I don't see the tragedy in doing a repair that puts your system back to SP2...since SP3 is available as a stand-alone install and it takes less time to go from SP2 to SP3 than it will take to reinstall the post-SP3 updates.

Some quirky problems like this...can be solved by reinstalling SP3 from the desktop, IME.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 06:05 AM

I think I will reinstall my PC this coming year, after I've bought the drivers and the like. I will upgrade to Windows 7, so it will take some time before I fix the mini-mode problem. Thank you for pointing out the problem, hamluis. My CD is SP2, and I bought legally.

Edited by Machinery, 04 December 2010 - 06:08 AM.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:40 AM

Slipstreaming Windows XP To Create a Bootable Windows XP CD or DVD - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/

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