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  • Can I replace Windows Media Player 11 for Windows 7 with the version for Windows XP SP3?

    Monday, February 13, 2012 7:23 PM

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  • No, you cannot.  The one published for Windows XP will not install in Windows 7 because of significant differences in the kernel.

    And, if your subject line question refers to Windows 7, there is no other Media Player for Windows 7.  Win 7 ship with Media Player 11!


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    Monday, February 13, 2012 8:15 PM

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  • No, you cannot.  The one published for Windows XP will not install in Windows 7 because of significant differences in the kernel.

    And, if your subject line question refers to Windows 7, there is no other Media Player for Windows 7.  Win 7 ship with Media Player 11!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Monday, February 13, 2012 8:15 PM
  • In short, no.  If you don't want to use WMP, feel free to use any number of third party solutions.  One of the most popular is VLC (do a search--it will be one of the top returns).
    Monday, February 13, 2012 9:34 PM
  • No,

    The kernels they're built on are different.

    Ash

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2:29 PM