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  1. #1
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    Default Media Downgrade Windows Player 12 to Windows Media Player 11 on Windows 8

    hi guys,

    I got some ways to Downgrade Windows Media Player 12 to Windows Media Player 11 on Windows 8:

    1. Now Type services.msc on windows 8 search bar

    2. Stop Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service.
    3. Take Ownership of following files

    All files in “Program Files\Windows Media Player\” folder
    All files starting with “wmp” in System32 folder
    wmploc.dll.mui in “Sytem32\en-us\” folder
    4. Now Run Windows Media Player 11 Installer

    5. Now type Regedit on Start Menu Search bar

    6. Delete following Registry key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ Setup\Installed Versions“

    (Don’t forget to take Backup of Registry before modifying/editing/deleting any registry key)

    7. Reboot your Windows 8

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Media Downgrade Windows Player 12 to Windows Media Player 11 on Windows 8

    Hi,
    thanks for this! In fact I don't know much about windows in general and am new to W8 so I just followed your instructions blindly.. and it worked!
    Only one question: I didn't have a "setup" category in my '../microsoft/MediaPlayer' registry, could there be another name for it? Or is it possible I just don't have it and therefore don't have to delete it?
    Sorry if this dumb..again, I'm new to all this..

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    kon
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    Default Re: Media Downgrade Windows Player 12 to Windows Media Player 11 on Windows 8

    strike my last, it didn't work..
    After I restarted windows everything reset to before my changes..
    and now when I tried again it would not let me run wmp11 installer..
    strange..
    Last edited by kon; 02-02-2013 at 02:04 AM.

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    Default Re: Media Downgrade Windows Player 12 to Windows Media Player 11 on Windows 8

    My question: Why would you want to downgrade media player 12 to 11?

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    kon
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    Default Re: Media Downgrade Windows Player 12 to Windows Media Player 11 on Windows 8

    personal preference mainly..

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