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Can i reinstal WMP using original disc


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#1 rozzer

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:41 AM

Hi All

 

Not so long ago i had an unfortunate mishap which resulted in me losing a file etc

from my WMP and now it can not run correctly ie missing files.

After advice from you guys to download and use VLC Player, which i did and I am

extremely happy with, I am doing some housekeeping and cleanups on my XP Pro

system.

I do not want to remove WMP or know whether i can safely, so i would like to know

if i can re-install WMP using my installation disc, maybe as a repair option. If I am

to have stuff on my pc it would be nice if it all worked ok.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Keep up the good site BC and regards to all.

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:06 AM

Depends on what your system is...and just what type of "install disk" you have.

 

If you have a Genuine XP install CD...you could try a repair install of XP.

 

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

 

Regardless of what you have...you can try running the sfc /scannow command to replace missing/damaged system files.

 

LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:15 AM

You can download... yes download directly from Microsoft

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/download-windows-media-player

 

Scroll down to the Windows XP section and click Get it now.

 

32-bit and 64-bit versions are available.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:59 AM

Hi Hamluis & Old Rocker.

 

Thanks for your advice and input.

 

I already did try the download of WMP but it does not download the missing file

which is a 'DVD Decoder' (this disappeared when i removed Power DVD by Cyberlink)

from my pc. I also tried to download Power DVD again but it was also unsuccessful.

I read the Scannow option and it is quite in depth and decided to leave it as it is.

I will try a Checkdisk and see if that repairs it first, if not maybe i will continue using VLC

 

Thanks And Regards

 

Rozzer






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