How do I stop MWP from installing version 11?

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How do I stop MWP from installing version 11?

Post by Frmr_BigIronGuy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:25 pm

I am happy enough with WMP 9, but if I don't watch the automatic (but ask before installing) XP upgrades, I will wind up with Windows Media Player 11.  Nine works just fine for me, the later versions have more digital rights in them, and I use other players ordinarily.
There is a patch from microsoft to block the installation of IE7, is the something similar for WMP??

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Re: How do I stop MWP from installing version 11?

Post by Essexboy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:43 pm

To my knowledge no as it corrects some security flaws ..  but I could be wrong I'll check
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Re: How do I stop MWP from installing version 11?

Post by Squeezebox » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:45 pm

You have to edit the registry to stop automatic updates to WMP. Here's how to do it:

http://support.microsoft.com/KB/278960
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