wmpnscfg.exe does not exist, but is in startup. Make x64 apps def

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Dima, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Dima

    Dima Guest

    Hello!
    'c:\program files (x86)\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe' is listed on the
    Startup tab in the 'System configuration' window in my Windows Vista x64. But
    the 'c:\program files (x86)\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe' does not exist
    actually. I deleted the 'c:\program files (x86)\windows media
    player\wmpnscfg.exe' from hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
    but starting the WMP adds the c:\program files (x86)\windows media
    player\wmpnscfg.exe to the hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
    again. Why?
    Why is the c:\program files (x86)\windows media player\wmpnscfg.exe in the
    hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run at all?
    How to make IE x64 and WMP x64 default applications, not 32bit versions? IE
    x64 is 4 times faster and stable than IE 32bit.
    Best regards,
    Dima
     
    Dima, Mar 21, 2008
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    John Barnes Guest

    As covered by zachd [MSFT] Hope it helps.

    http://www.pcstats.com/NewsView.cfm?NewsID=57598
    That's a short version that links to a fuller version of How To. The key is
    the SwapTo flag and the Path value.

    Those articles should cover it in full. If you have any troubles, lemme
    know. Should be pretty straight-forward. =)
     
    John Barnes, Mar 21, 2008
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    Carlos Guest

    Carlos, Mar 21, 2008
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    Dima Guest

    Thanks Carlos for the wmpnscfg.exe!
    How to make IE x64 default, not IE x86?
     
    Dima, Mar 22, 2008
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    Carlos Guest

    Dima,
    I don't know how, but you can place a shortcut in your desktop to:
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    and run IE 64-bit from there.
    :)
    Carlos
     
    Carlos, Mar 22, 2008
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    John Barnes Guest

    The version of IE that gets launched depends on where you launch it also.
    If you click on a link from a 32-bit program you get IE32, and from a 64-bit
    program, IE64. I personally have both shortcuts in quicklaunch as I use
    both depending on whether I want/need the addons that don't work in 64-bit.
    Its a nice way to eliminate flash when you don't want it and have it
    available when you do.
     
    John Barnes, Mar 22, 2008
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    Dima Guest

    Thanks John for replying!
    I want IE x64 to open pages when I click a link from a 32-bit program.
     
    Dima, Mar 22, 2008
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