Cant uninstall 11. Tried to delete under updates. Dont work.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by nintennuendo, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. nintennuendo

    nintennuendo Guest

    I tried with both player and runtime, and when i did, player said it was
    rolling back for a second, then stopped. runtime didnt do anything at all.
    So i deleted allt he Windows media and WMP entries in the registry from
    regedit, deleted all the files under WMP11 in PFiles, but wmpband.dll or
    something wouldnt leave, and the other 5 files kept coming back. I want to
    rollback to 10 because 11 is so buggy and doesnt add all my music files when
    I ask it to.
    nintennuendo, Jul 4, 2006
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  2. nintennuendo

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    If you have deleted all those files, you have likely broken WMP quite badly
    and probably also made it extremely hard for the uninstall/rollback process
    to ever work. Please do not do that - it's going to cause more problems
    than it will ever solve. =\

    Did you use CCleaner on this system?
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 4, 2006
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  3. windows media player 11 and also IE 7 Beta are both jokes. to get rid of all
    WMP files and folders check programs add remove for anything tied to player
    then go to computer hard drive program files and check to see if anything is
    there if so delete also can download windows cleanup utility tool from
    download center. after all are removed reboot and then re-install media
    player 10 or 9 or which ever you want that is why I do not use WMP or IE
    because of continuing bugs and errors
    wolfmanjack81, Jul 4, 2006
  4. nintennuendo

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Could you clarify what bugs and errors you're referring to? It's often
    interesting to note that data, since beta code is code that will contain
    bugs that will get fixed.

    Following the steps you provided would cause very bad things to happen and
    not do what you want it to. I would suspect that you have not tried those
    steps yourself, since at face value they would not work. But I respect the
    passion. =)

    Windows Media Development Team (speaking for myself only)
    See for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 4, 2006
  5. nintennuendo

    nintennuendo Guest

    Yeah, I used CCleaner. and WMP and ie7 still both work great. I started
    using WMP as my main music played, and i use ie whenever i just need
    something real fast. id just like wmp10 back becuase well im not sure now.
    nintennuendo, Jul 5, 2006
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    CCleaner destroys your ability to uninstall Microsoft software.

    Please read that about 18 times and keep this in mind the next time someone
    talks about CCleaner. =\

    You can use System Restore to get back to your previous version, or you can
    copy the %windir%\$NTUninstallWMP11$ folder from the system of someone who's
    WMP10->WMP11 update process was almost identical to yours.

    CCleaner is destroying the files we needed. That completely breaks the
    uninstall and there's absolutely nothing I can do about this at this point.
    You should discuss this with CCleaner support, since they are the ones who
    put you into this bad state. =\

    Windows Media Development Team (speaking for myself only)
    See for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 5, 2006
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