WMP10 not compatible with XP sp3? RRS feed

  • Question

  • running win xp sp3 and trying to install wmp10 and it keeps saying it's incompatible with my windows. is version 10 not available for xp sp3?
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:47 PM


  • There seems to be a bit of mystery around this issue.  The best attempt at getting it to work (IMO) is to copy all the files out of the temporary folder and then run the installer directly from the new location.


    Try looking in the following folder set (or something similar):

    C:\Documents and Settings\[Your.Account.Name]\Local Settings\Temp\IXP000.TMP

    Copy everything to another new folder and then run "setup_wm.exe" and see if that does not work.

    NOTE: To get access to the tmp folder files, it MIGHT be necessary to start the install normally, but not exit it.  Because when you press "OK" from the error message, it might go and erase the files before you can get at them.

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:28 PM