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Hey

I installed Windows Media Player 11 but it has cause a ntdll.dll error so I have decided to uninstall but WMP11 just wont piss off.

I have clicked the Show Updates in Add Remove Programs so I can see it on the list but it only says it will Roll back but since I did not have any WMP software installed before hand it cant roll back and it seems to be stuck on my PC.

Also my System Restore points dont work since installing WMP11 so I cant get rid of it that way either.

Is there anyway to get rid of this POS?!?
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Try installing WMP 10. The setup file may have an option to downgrade. While that wont take WMP off your PC it may solve the issue your system is having with 11
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Try installing WMP 10. The setup file may have an option to downgrade. While that wont take WMP off your PC it may solve the issue your system is having with 11
Tried that... Just tells me there is already a newer version running on the system.

I have tried in Safe mode aswell to remove 11 and install 10... But same thing.
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I believe you just uninstall it from add/remove programs. Try that and see if it works
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post #5 of 17
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I believe you just uninstall it from add/remove programs. Try that and see if it works
As I said in my opening post it does not uninstall from Add Remove Programs... Please read posts before replying
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Think I fixed the ntdll.dll error by turning on DEP... No more errors so WinRar and Photoshop dont crash and WMP11 works fine now.

Bloody silly errors... If anything changes I will post back Im sure.
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oh, glad to hear it worked , i was gonna say windows has made it impossible to remove WMP unfortanely because they suck, but you can roll back!

Windows regestry > HKEY LOCAL MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > WINDOWS > CURRENT VERSION > UNINSTALL

When you expand the Uninstall folder, you'll see all the programs currently installed, such as the uninstall Media Player 11 or Media Player, etc.
Click on the folder you want to uninstall, in the box on the right you will see two strings, DisplayName and UninstallString.
Double click UninstallString and a box will appear with the uninstall string highlighted.
Right click on the highlighted entry and select COPY.
Close the Regedit window.
START > RUN, Right click inside the command box and paste the uninstall string and click OK to uninstall Media Player 11.
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Originally Posted by Sin100
oh, glad to hear it worked , i was gonna say windows has made it impossible to remove WMP unfortanely because they suck, but you can roll back!

Windows regestry > HKEY LOCAL MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > WINDOWS > CURRENT VERSION > UNINSTALL

When you expand the Uninstall folder, you'll see all the programs currently installed, such as the uninstall Media Player 11 or Media Player, etc.
Click on the folder you want to uninstall, in the box on the right you will see two strings, DisplayName and UninstallString.
Double click UninstallString and a box will appear with the uninstall string highlighted.
Right click on the highlighted entry and select COPY.
Close the Regedit window.
START > RUN, Right click inside the command box and paste the uninstall string and click OK to uninstall Media Player 11.
Thanks for posting because Im sure thats gonna come in handy at some point I h8 programs that wont uninstall with ease.

Thanks
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OK, if you still want to uninstall Windows Media Player 11, here's an official way

Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > tick the box say Show Updates > look for WMP11, uninstall. Fun
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post #10 of 17
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OK, if you still want to uninstall Windows Media Player 11, here's an official way

Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > tick the box say Show Updates > look for WMP11, uninstall. Fun
Ok... And if you read my post I state that this method does not work.
It would only work this way if I had previousley had WMP10 or lower installed on my system since its only a rollback uninstall and not an actual program removal uninstall.

Please please please can people read posts before posting saves you time and saves me and others time.
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