WMP 11: License backup & restore feature removed

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by ~jw, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. ~jw

    ~jw Guest

    See the "Backing up and restoring licenses" section in the release notes
    here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/readme.aspx

    I am stunned that Microsoft have removed the License backup & restore
    feature from Windows Media Payer 11. Sure it was buggy, but how about fixing
    the bugs?

    Why make it such a miserable user experience when people want to move their
    purchased or ripped music to a new or upgraded system? What if they've bought
    music from several digital music providers and ripped CDs with the default
    copy protection option selected? Also the licence store always broke when you
    changed your hard drive, re-imaged a system from a Ghost (or other) backup,
    moved your hard drive to another machine. In all these cases, licence backup
    and restore was the way to recover.

    Please, MS, reconsider. If you want people to buy music online legally,
    don't punish them for doing so.

    ~jw, Jun 12, 2006
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