Fix issues while installing Windows® Media® Player
Having issues while installing Windows Media Player? Find how to solve them.
Windows Media Player is a highly functional multimedia playback program integrated along with the Windows operating system from Microsoft. Windows Media player is also developed by the Microsoft and is provided as the default media playback program in Windows to enhance user convenience. Windows Media Player comes with advanced options and functions that help the users to enhance their multimedia entertainment experience on Windows PC. The easy to use graphical interface and the extended network sharing functionality incorporated in the Windows Media Player makes it suitable for all levels of users. Even though it is so, some users might experience issues like the "Windows Media player not properly installed" errors while working with it, which causes inconvenience. These issues are mainly caused due to a mismatch between the Core files of the media player and can be solved up by updating the player files using the Windows command line tool.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to fix the not properly installed errors with the Windows Media Player:
- Stop running instances and restart system
- Run CMD as Administrator
- Fix Windows Media Player issues
Stop running instances and restart system
The "Windows Media Player not properly installed" error, cannot be repaired or fixed when the instances of the player and related processes are running in the computer. The users are therefore advised to close or stop all related processes manually by using the task manager program in the Windows OS. Then restart the system so as to confirm that before processing any further.
Run CMD as Administrator
In order to fix the issues with the Windows Media Player the users should run some commands in the CMD of the Windows OS. The users should log in with an Administrator account and choose the 'Run as Administrator' option while opening the CMD window. This is because opening the CMD as a normal user will have limited rights. The users will not be able to complete the repair operations without any restrictions.
After running the CMD with Administrator rights, the users should input the 'UNREGMP2.EXE /UPDATEWMPVERSION' or 'UNREGMP2.EXE /UPDATEWMP' command line and press 'Enter' to apply. Now the issues with the Windows Media Player in your computer will be fixed as it was caused by a mismatch due to player file versions and this command will repair it. The users can now continue using the Windows Media Player program under minimal complications after a system restart.
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