Windows Media Player 11 uninstall questions

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I am wanting to use a different media player (for videos and music) than WMP 11. Is it alright to totally uninstall WMP 11 and install a new media player? So far I have narrowed my choices down to Media Player Classic and GOM Player. Also, will K-lite codec pack automatically install into Media Player Classic?

    http://www.gomplayer.com/whatisgom.html

    http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=82303&ssid=9259

    http://codecguide.com/features_kl.htm

    FWIW- I would rather totally uninstall WMP 11 if possible.
     
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    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Have not played much with WMP 11. The Mrs. had it on her XP machine. I do not think you can uninstall it. However it will roll-back to 10 or 9, do not remember for sure. At that point I believe it can be uninstalled. WMP 6 (I think) will remain on your PC but not installed in a usable state.
    K-lite codec pack, the standard, not sure about basic comes with MPC and is an optional install during set-up configuration.
     
  3. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info. So I just roll back WMP 11 and then set MPC as my default player?
     
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    It should work that way. :rolleyes: Your mileage may vary. ;) Let us know how it works out for you.
     
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    For some time, I used K-Lite Mega Codec pack with MPC as a main player with no problems.
    The only reason, why I moved back to WMP 11 is, that WMP can be trayed and it looks nice.
     
  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    nLite allows you to create a customized "Windows Installation CD", based on your original "Windows Installation CD" and has an option to remove WMP from Windows along with several useless MS Applications. nLite has numerous options, pages and pages to print all of them.
    I never tried it myself, but I didn't try so many things in life. :)

    nLite v1.3
    http://www.nliteos.com/
     
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