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help getting windows media player 11

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by rstevens0, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. rstevens0

    rstevens0 Member

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    hey I am trying to get windows media player 11, but it says I need to have an update called Update Rollup 2. I have tried to get Update rollup 2, but it wont install. Please help
     
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    What reason does it state for error in installing?
     
  3. rstevens0

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    It says " Problem: please check your update history for a description." I go to my update history and when I click on Update rollup 2 it gives me the error code 0x643.
     
  4. BluRay

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    hey a little advice GET WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 11 AT YOUR OWN RISK
    it is a bunch of c**p, i am guessing they have not released a final version and it is still in beta.
    many people are experienceing problems with it, and you know with windows once you upgrade you cannot downgrade, i made this mistake with IE 7 it is piece of **beep** gets on my nerves.
    just wait untill all the good reviews and final version comes out, ok?
     
  5. rstevens0

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    ok I guess I'll wait a while
     
  6. demo

    demo Guest

    Hi,
    Update rollup 2 can be installed after all the other Microsoft updates are installed first. Also you must have a valid copy of Windows with service pack 2 installed before Rollup 2 will install.
    I have been using Media Player 11 with zero problems for about a month now, also I.E.7, also with no problems. And yes you can uninstall I.E.7. Go to start, control panel, add/remove programs and check the box uptop that says show updates. Uninstall as usual and it will revert back to I.E.6. Hope this helps.
     
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    Dunker Regular member

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    I'll second that you should avoid WMP 11 like the plague. Ditto for IE7 if you're thinking about it.
     
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    I digg WMP 11 and IE7, I admitt that IE7 ripped off Firefox and Opera but still neat. I have ZERO issues running either.

    People have miXXXed (XXX, hehe, sorry I had to throw that in there) reviews but the only I can say is check it your self and decide for your self.
     
  9. BluRay

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    i have checked for myself and decided it is a lump of dinosaur **beep**
     
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    LMAO -BluRay-
     
  11. Argentum

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    Blue Ray, you're simply bashing the crap outta something, yet supplying zero supporting facts as to why.
    I have used WMP 11 for well over a month now, and I not only have no problems with it, it also plays my DVDs clearer than PowerDVD and it doesn't hog my system.

    I tried IE7, -three times, actually, thinking before the 2nd & 3rd time that maybe I had not given it a fair shake, with fair time. But I just didn't like it.
    Point is, I successfully uninstalled it each time with no problems what so ever.

    It's a shame to have newbies scared away from trying new softeware by someone who had a bad experience and insists on being on an adamant smear campaign.
     
  12. rav009

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    I love IE7, haven't found a single issue with it, though I use Firefox.

    WMP on the other hand, wasn't for me, it is not in beta anymore and I had no issues with it, worked great and looked nice, only problem was I could'nt find a lot of my music.

    I downgraded easilly, though some others couldn't, feel free to try it, you may like it, there is no "risk" as far as I know...lol.

    @BluRay, Tell us why you didn't like them? :)
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been using WMP11 trouble free for about a month now and really, really like it.


    Ripping to medium quality VBR WMA is incredibly fast and to my ears is indistinguishable from the 192 VBR LAME MP3's I traditionally use. I also love the way WMP player will download album covers and information then organize your albums in many different ways depending on your preferences. I rarely have anything good to say about Microsoft products but WMP 11 has impressed me enough that I'll back it and recommend it without hesitation.

    It's fine to not like a product but there's also a responsibility to quantify the opinion with specifics preferably from personal experience. rstevens0 could, like me and geestar, have a great experience with WMP11 so it'd be ashame to allow personal bias make him think the app is complete crap when that clearly isn't the case.
     
  14. DVDBack23

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    why are u using IE anyways? LMAO

    I to have not had any troubles with WMP11, its a nice upgrade IMO.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's a screenshot of how I have WMP11 set up to display albums,

    [​IMG]
     
  16. TomMelee

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    Lol neph you're about as eclectic as I am, haha.

    I like WMP10, don't use 11, because I don't feel like messing w/ WGA. On this system it normally takes abotu 45 seconds to rip a CD to 196kbit mp3, which is my hat choice because I'm not sure my chinese knock-off ipod likes the vbr's.

    Anyhoo...
    I wouldn't run IE7 for peanuts and blowpops, Firefox = win, if for no other reason than that I enjoy taking market share away from M$.
     
  17. Argentum

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    You Bastard! :p
     
  18. BluRay

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    Argentum, are you a MS fanboy?
    :) we should all help TomMeLee take away maket shares from MS.
    Nice Digi_Album Nephilim.
     
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    I'm going Linux soon anyways.

    Creaky reccomended Mandriva/Mandrake to me, it's pretty good :)

    For the record, IE7 is/is going to be part of an update soon, so I thought I'd check it out, not to bad in actuall fact, firefox all the way anyways.
     
  20. Argentum

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    Well, I never had considered myself as such, but in reflection, I guess maybe I am. Everybody seems to hate a monopoly. There's a negative connotation associated with them because they usually make up all the rules, being the only game in town.
    -But I don't think Micro$oft has really taken advantage of everyone (certainly at least not to the extent that they could).
    I think they have actually done a fine job. -You have to consider what they have done over the years; made something as sophisticated and complex as a computer completely moronified to the point where any idiot on the planet can actually run one. IMO, that's really quite a feat.

    I don't ditch Apple, Linux, etc. The bigger they get, the better for all of us consumers because they will have to strive for better quality in order to continue being competitive. -Always a good thing.

    ...Then there's a part of me that watches Micro$oft stock (and Apple). ;) We all need a little nest egg to ease our worries a little in these times of global economic uncertainties.
     

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