Windows Media Player 10 Upgrade from 9 or download

  driving man 16:47 12 Sep 2005

I would like to upgrade to Windows Media Player 10 from WMP version 9 if this is possible.Otherwise anyone know of a safe site to download from?
As usual thanks in advance

  ACOLYTE 16:50 12 Sep 2005

click here to upgrade to wmp 10 but it only works with xp as far as i know and you cant go back to 9 after.

  driving man 16:55 12 Sep 2005

thanks Acolyte --- download has begun --- 40 mins to twiddle my thumbs

  Stuartli 19:46 12 Sep 2005

You can go back to WMP9 through System Restore.

However, WMP10 will only work with XP and, in fact, is included in SP2 along with Windows Movie Player 2 (now 2.1 from the Microsoft website).

  iscanut 20:12 12 Sep 2005

Forgive me if I am wrong, but I thought that SP2 came with WMP ver 9 and thus caused problems when installing SP2 from SP1 with version 10 already installed on ones computer. I thought i read somewhere to uninstall ver 10 before installing SP2 and then once SP2 was on, re-install ver 10 again. Sorry if this is not correct as I have not upgraded to SP2.

  Stuartli 21:03 12 Sep 2005

You can't uninstall WMP, only disable it from Add/Remove Programs>Add/Remove Components; SP2 includes SP1.


My apologies. I've realised the reason I got it wrong was because WMP10 was due to be included in SP2 but wasn't quite finished in time.

Microsoft decided to delay it until the autumn of 2004 and SP2 came out officially on August 6th with the initial developer's version.

In the event, however, WMP10 was finalised and released only a few days later and I must have immediately downloaded it at the time. Hence my confusion...:-(

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