Every time I rty to use windows media player to surf the web I get the following message "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file."
The only way around this problem I figured out is to delete your user profile. But first:
1. backup your user data, right click - My computer - Properties - and open Advanced System settings. Open User Profile settings and copy your profile to an external drive i.e. possibly export your outlook data and settings, playlists etc.etc.. Verify you have all the data in that location, that you don't want to lose.
2. Login as administrator
3. right click - My computer - Properties - and open Advanced System settings. Open User Profile settings and delete your profile.
4. log off and login with your login credentials
That's it. Windows Vista is resetting Media Player and you only have to restore all your personal data back into your user profile.
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