Media Player MISSING from Add/Remove Prog. List??

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    I have Windows Media Player 10 installed on my XP system but the program icon is NOT showing up in the "Currently Installed Programs" list under Add/Remove Programs....nor is it showing up in my 3rd party Uninstaller program. Can someone please shed some light on this and a possible fix as well? Thanks.
     
  2. trickyricky

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    Windows Media Player should be listed under the Installed Windows Components panel which you can get to from the main Add/Remove Programs dialog.
     
  3. betauser2

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    in order to see this you'll need to select (check) the 'show updates' option located on the top.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. Franklin

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    Wonder if it could be hidden from the add/remove list.Try the tip below.

    Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options check Show hidden files and folders.

    Open sysoc.inf in the C:\WINDOWS\inf Then press Ctrl+H to open the Replace Wizard.

    In Replace Wizard:

    Find what: ,hide,
    Replace with: ,,

    Then forward to Control Panels>Add/Remove Programs>Add/Remove Windows Components, some hidden Windows Components will now show.
     
  5. Birdman

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    It's NOT showing up in Add/Remove Programs window even when the "Show Updates" box is ticked.
     
  6. Birdman

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    WMP icon is showing up in "Add/Remove Windows Components", but not in the main Add/Remove Programs window (where it previously was displayed). Could this be a registry settings issue?
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Windows media player 10 is not removable from windows so it is not listed in add/remove some of the earlier versions were but not ver. 10 :doubt:
     
  8. betauser2

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    Birdman where did you download and install WMP10 from?

    don't know what you mean BigC

    http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/2024/wmp10addremove9gm.jpg
     
  9. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    From Microsoft's home site.

    What happened was that I uninstalled WMP through a 3rd party uninstaller (Your Uninstaller! 2006), which also removed several registry settings. Then I re-installed it....but it no longer shows up in the Add/Remove programs list.

    Can this be fixed by modifying any registry settings? Thanks.
     
  10. Franklin

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  11. Birdman

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    That solved my issue. Many thanks 4 the useful link! :)
     
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