This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows

Posted on 2005-03-03
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
My mediaplayer 10 is mysteriously gone and I can not reinstall it.
I get :

"This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows"

Tried through windows add7remove components and separate installation
but no luck.I have XP PRO with SP2.
Can someone tell me what is going on ????
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Expert Comment

ID: 13451655
I found this, which may be of help (it worked with several people who read that page):

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Author Comment

ID: 13453673
I will try this tomorrow...
I tought I was the only one having this issue but it seems like this is a 'very'
known issue.Not that I can't live without MP but it makes me angry that
overpayed friends in Redmond dont give a dime to fix this thing...
However I suspect WinAmp screwed this...on purpose or no...???
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Author Comment

ID: 13463667
No,it does not work.
However there was a slight improvement (setup started).
But it did not finish....
Any other suggestions ?
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Accepted Solution

LeeTutor earned 500 total points
ID: 13463887
Some more things I found:


and from here:


I have been having trouble with Windows Media Player. I cannot update the media player or even start it up. I get an error message that reads: This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the Microsoft Web site. Any clue on how to fix the issue?

This could be indicative that some of your system files were deleted and/or are corrupted. You can try any of the following to fix.

1. Restore to a previous point (before the problem) using System Restore (Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance and click the System Restore link on the left).

2. A Windows XP reinstall/repair using Repair mode (boot from your Windows XP CD). Choose Set Up Windows XP and then choose the R (Repair) option.

3. Uninstall Service Pack 2 and revert back to SP1, reinstall Windows Media Player and then reinstall SP2.

[Last modified January 21, 2005, 09:55:09]
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Author Comment

ID: 13473417
Somehow I managed to install the 9 version.
10 will not install !
Well,I happen to think 9 is better than 10 so
I wont bother...thenks !

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