How do i change my default media player

  kev_t1982 10:06 30 Apr 2005

Hi, have 2 media players (real and windows). When i downloaded real it changed my settings so that it is the default player but personally prefer windows media player. How do i change it back?

Cheers in advance


  Joe R 10:08 30 Apr 2005

Open media player, click on tools - options - file types, click on select all and apply

  SEASHANTY 10:49 30 Apr 2005

In Windows XP click on Start - Program Access and Defaults - Select Custom - Put a dot in the WMP option.

  GroupFC 10:55 30 Apr 2005

Except that in start I don't have program access and defaults and it is not something I have ever seen on my system (XP home)! (but then again I am learning all the time!). Can you expand on this?

  Joe R 10:57 30 Apr 2005


when you click on all programs, it should be at the top.

  Joe R 11:04 30 Apr 2005

If it is not there, right click on an empty space on the taskbar choose properties - start menu - customise advanced, scroll down to set program access and defaults, tick the box and apply.

  SEASHANTY 12:21 30 Apr 2005

Also using Windows XP Home. Clicking on the START button. Window appears. Situated on the right hand
column of window is the block containing three items - which are - in descending order :-

Control Panel.

Set Program Access and Defaults.

Printers and Faxes.

P.S. I am NOT using the Classic view of XP Home.

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