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Hello everyone! I got bored earlier so I started to mess around with WMP11. I was wondering if I could get it to run on Windows Server 2003. It wasn't real easy but I have got it to work. The only programs I used were Wise Installation System and VmWare running Xp plus some custom batch files I made to copy and register what Wise missed.

If I come up with an easier way to do this I will post it. Right now it is to complex for me to remember everything I Edited by Mr. Dick C. Normous

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Good job man :)

I think that you should release a custom installer. That would be sweet. NSIS for WMP11 on Win2k3.

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[quote name='bobp' post='587512625' date='May 16 2006, 01:38']
Good job man :)

I think that you should release a custom installer. That would be sweet. NSIS for WMP11 on Win2k3.
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Thanks :D I am still working on it but right now the customer installer is almost double the size of the original, it was messy, and didn't work right. The only thing it did was put most of the files and registry entries where they needed to be. Neither WMP10 or WMP11 would run right after using the installer. I used the update.inf files to figure out what went where and what needed to be registered.

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great job keep up your good work :)

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I've made a little bit of progress. System Restore was the problem causing my installer to be as bloated as it was. It started off at 89 megs :woot: I've got it down to 24 megs now but something is still missing. I will be going to bed soon, it's three in the morning here but I will continue working on this until I hopefully have a clean and fully working installer.

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Is that third screenshot the fullscreen mode?

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That looks really nice. Does it run well?

PSG22

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[quote name='DG55' post='587512871' date='May 16 2006, 04:18']
Is that third screenshot the fullscreen mode?
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Yes it is. I cannot get WMP11 to hide the controls in fullscreen mode for some reason but I haven't tried much to fix it. One nice touch is that DVD's automatically run in fullscreen.

[quote name='PSG22' post='587513691' date='May 16 2006, 10:40']
That looks really nice. Does it run well?

PSG22
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It runs really well for a beta. It uses between eleven and fifteen megs of memory (playing wma files) when visable and eight megs in mini mode. It is a little slower opening media but its not bad. The new search feature is nice, it searches as you type. One odd thing I found is if I use high quality mode most (of my) divx files do not play correctly.

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well there's really an easier way
that is the original update.ini when u extract the update :
[Version]
Signature="$Windows NT$"
LanguageType=0
InstallPlatform=0
CatalogFile=%SP_SHORT_TITLE%.cat
NoRestorePoint = 1










MaxNtMinorVersionToUpdate=1
MaxNtMajorVersionToUpdate=5
NtBuildToUpdate=2600
NtMinorVersionToUpdate=1
NtMajorVersionToUpdate=5
MaxNtBuildToUpdate=2600
MinNtServicePackVersion=512
MaxNtServicePackVersion=2304
and that is now it should be when you install it on win2003

[Version]
Signature="$Windows NT$"
LanguageType=0
InstallPlatform=0
CatalogFile=%SP_SHORT_TITLE%.cat
NoRestorePoint = 1










MaxNtMinorVersionToUpdate=3
MaxNtMajorVersionToUpdate=5
NtBuildToUpdate=2600
NtMinorVersionToUpdate=1
NtMajorVersionToUpdate=5
MaxNtBuildToUpdate=9999
MinNtServicePackVersion=0
MaxNtServicePackVersion=512
that's all
and here is my screen [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=158285"]http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...=post&id=158285[/url] :D
i must note that i used the instrustions for getting work the ie7 on 2003 and the wmp11 also worked :D
you may google "ie7 on 2003" or somethin and you will find it :D

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I will have to give that a try thechief55 :) I tried that but I don't remember if I used the same values or not. I alway got an Cryptographic Services error message. I'm working on something similar using control.xml right now.

EDIT: Tried it and I still get this. Any ideas?

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I fixed the error message and got WMP11 to install your way TheChief55. I had to make a batch file to do the file swap, my fingers just weren't quick enough. Edited by Mr. Dick C. Normous

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So whens the link gonna be Up?

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would this also work on x64 Pro?

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[quote name='alexk4mvp5' post='587514984' date='May 16 2006, 17:50']
So whens the link gonna be Up?
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Unfortunately I don't know yet. The batch file I used won't work for most other pc's because it

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I've got a working installer!!! I am writing the how-to now and will post it as soon as it's done :D

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I've had enough of microsofts "support" for windows 64bit.

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1. Download and extract the Windows Media Player 11 installer using WinRar.

[img]http://www.boomspeed.com/d104/1.jpg[/img]

2. Delete everything in the mpsetup folder except for wmp11.exe and wmfdist11.exe.
3. Extract wmp11.exe and wmfdist11.exe using Winrar. Be sure to use the Edited by Mr. Dick C. Normous

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I can just about confirm that this does not work under Windows XP x64. I just get message boxes apear almost immediatly saying "This wmp11 (and WMFDist11) is for a different hardware platform"

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[quote name='wallynufc' post='587516270' date='May 17 2006, 03:35']
I can just about confirm that this does not work under Windows XP x64. I just get message boxes apear almost immediatly saying "This wmp11 (and WMFDist11) is for a different hardware platform"
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I don't know if there is any way around that. I don't have the hardware or the software to even try and figure it out.

Were you able to download the installer correctly or did you have to extract it twice?

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[quote name='dpeters' post='587516210' date='May 17 2006, 01:55']
I've had enough of microsofts "support" for windows 64bit.
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this is a BETA, get over it. You can't cry over them not releasing a BETA for 64bit windows. They will probably have it ready to ship with the final. Support and Beta do not mix.

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[quote]' date='May 17 2006, 08:46' post='587516293']
this is a BETA, get over it. You can't cry over them not releasing a BETA for 64bit windows. They will probably have it ready to ship with the final. Support and Beta do not mix.
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You can quit your attitude towards my comment, it

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[quote]' date='May 17 2006, 09:46' post='587516293']
this is a BETA, get over it. You can't cry over them not releasing a BETA for 64bit windows. They will probably have it ready to ship with the final. Support and Beta do not mix.
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Sure, Support and Beta are not equal to each other and people running XP x64 represents a ultra-minority of Windows users around.
Yet, what would it cost for MS to release x64 compatible versions of their beta?

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[quote]this is a BETA, get over it. You can't cry over them not releasing a BETA for 64bit windows. They will probably have it ready to ship with the final. Support and Beta do not mix.
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i can cry over them, because new wmp was more important for xp x64 than for 32 bit. except of business with urge there is nothing significantly new in wmp11 for 32 bit windows users. xp x64 users awating for working wmp for "good" year already. :crazy:

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Ive got it installed at work on Windows XP SP2 (32bit) but its situated to the right of the screen and I can only see about 5px of width, the rest I guess is off the screen, anyone had this problem? (downloaded it from Microsoft).

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Mr. Dick C. Normous, i'm sorry i forgot to tell about cryptografic service error . in my way you must make a copy of the original update.ini then when you run update.exe you must fast copy over modified inf the origal one and it won't get that error
btw: that instructions should work for any patch or update designed for Windows XP on Windows2003

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