Windows Media Player 11 Update for Windows XP

There is an updated version of Windows Media Player 11 available for download. Thanks to slimy for the heads up.

Windows Media Player 11 offers great new ways to store and enjoy all of your digital media. It's easier than ever to access all of your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV on your computer. Play it, view it, organize it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go, or share with devices around your home - all from one place. Windows Media Player 11 is designed to work with all versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2, including Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional N.

Download: Windows Media Player 11 32 bit (24.6 MB) | 64 bit (26.6 MB) WGA Validation Required
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Quote - MrCobra said @ #27.4
That's the mentality on here. If someone complains about WGA or says they have issues with it then everyone is quick to jump in a yell pirate.

Let's see. First off, I guarantee one of the people that so fiercely defended themselves to my JOKING are indeed pirates of the software. Do I care? Nah. The only reason I have a legal copy of Windows on this PC (now) is because of my engineering program's MSDN subscription, so, it certainly don't bother me who's using pirated copies.

Furthermore, I've indeed been one of those guys on Linux but uses Windows much of the time and wanted to grab a piece of software as I was on Linux, since I tend to be on it for days at a time and then forget Windows things I need to d/l; it's annoying to have to reboot simply to d/l some M$ software.

So, tell me this. I JOKE about the "worst" in people (pirating), and what do I get? The assumption that I'm the "worst" for making that JOKE? None of you people even considered it was a joke. So, if I allegedly jump to conclusions about people; so do all you WGA naysayers underneath my reply, k? "Oh, he said something remotely negative about a potential WGA hater, it must contain no sarcasm and be 100% true, he thinks I'm not only a pirate but a OSX lover as well. I better defend myself!"

Have a nice day.

Don't be so quick to defend yourselves to a JOKE when you have absolutely no knowledge of someone's tone online. It only serves to make you look realllly guilty of the thing you're defending yourself against. Psych 101 people.

BTW - I'm not fond of WGA, Auto Updates, and other Windows tracking services out there either. I have them all disabled until I need to grab a piece of software or update my PC manually, etc. Nothing leaks to M$ without me allowing it for a (very) temporary session. I'm the same as many of you legit (i.e. not actually pirates) WGA naysayers.

Quote - NightmarE D said @ #27.3

Doesn't mean the person uses an illegal copy. Many Genuine users also have issues downloading Genuine only software. I used to have that issue and it finally quit a few months back. I couldn't download anything that was Genuine only, but I could install it with no issues. It became very annoying really quick.

Before you start to accuse someone of being a software pirate, you might want to learn all the facts first. This has been an issue with many Genuine users since WGA has been around.

What issues? Have you contacted Microsoft support to fix them? They're very helpful.

Quote - GreyWolfSC said @ #27.10

What issues? Have you contacted Microsoft support to fix them? They're very helpful.

M$ doesn't give support to non subscribers, duhhh ;)

Or maybe, he has so much time filled up by a busy schedule that he'd rather not waste his time resolving the issue and just spend time working around the issue (like that doesn't add up), and you know...post on Neowin (like that doesn't add up even more).

Otherwise, umm...well, I cannot come up with a reason why he cannot resolve his "issue."

Quote - ZEROarmy said @ #27.2

Some of us have legit copies but don't want to install the unnecessary WGA crap on our systems.

WGA is in the EULA for it. That makes it necessary. Bypassing the license agreement doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Using you're kind of thinking then any software that gets updated later on wouldn't be finished. Pretty much all software on the planet. Sounds to me like a typical fanboy/anti-MS post to up your post count

Quote - NightmarE D said @ #31.1
Using you're kind of thinking then any software that gets updated later on wouldn't be finished. Pretty much all software on the planet. Sounds to me like a typical fanboy/anti-MS post to up your post count

There's a post count for front page news?

Quote - MAX!MUS said @ #33
too bad wmp11 doesn't work on 2k3. :(

xp x64 is win2003. but there is no wmp taskbar. 2 years of waiting for nothing.

XP x64 uses a 64bit shell, so the 32bit player could never have a 64bit taskbar there.

You should be able to do this on Vista x64, though. Vista x64 should be tons better than XP x64 anyways.

ummm i have just been reading this went to change the wmplayer 11 before i installed the new one and it had disappeared from my desktop however i can still hear it running and i can change it with my remote.... strange and kinda freaky.....

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Does anyone else have problems playing WMP content in the browser with WMP11.... Things like the videos at msn.co.uk don't play with WMP11 installed. Or any website that uses WMP to stream video.. WMP11 just doesn't work at all..

Anyone had that problem???????????

hey my 360 and media player can finally talk after installing this, the previous build wouldnt let them interact.

The core build # of v11.0.5721.5145 did not change (wmp.dll), but this version is an update of the original RTW.

These two key files will be updated to v11.0.5721.5146 dated 11-1-06:
wmsetsdk.exe
setup_wm.exe

Each were previously 5145 dated 10-18-06

There are a few other files updated as well.

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