How to create a Windows Media Player 11 installation CD?

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I have a lot of computers I want to format and I want to create a WMP11 installation CD

I do not want to use wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe and no Windows Update

Which hotfix I have to dowload and How to?

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http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_27375445.html

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I don't know if this is really possible as windows bundles with wmp so what you would be doing is updating it as windows xp bundles with WMP 9 then you need to update it to 10 first., then update it again to WMP 11.
Remember WMP 12 only runs on windows 7
You could deploy msi installer for each version.
Deploy Windows Media Player using Group Policy, Part I: Make an MSI Installer

or try downloading the versions of the of installers (wmpkeys.msi) rename .exe and then create an auto run off the .exe.
How To Make A CD/DVD Autorun

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OK Expert  Merete, this is a good comment but there is going to be an easier way to install Windows Media Player 11, not upgrading from 9 to 10 and then 11

Please note I am not asking for WMP 12 I know is for Win 7 and WMP 13 for Win 8

Experts I need more solutions please
Hi rebel,
in my humble opinion windows xp will not accept wmp 11 as the previous version is required.
The core installer log file for WMP10 is %windir%\wmsetup.log this must be updated
Windows uses the security updated known as windows genuine advantage to activate the components.
You must agree and accept a license to use WMP 11 or it won't run.
Let me fill you in on a couple of things with Microsoft Licensing, the fact that WMP 9, 8,7 etc old versions never supported playing DVD ie mpeg 2 as that plugin is not free, you got it buy the DVD rom and Power DVD or downloading open source codecs..
MPEG is owned by the Motion Picture Experts Group, it took Bill Gates a long time to finally get that company to give in and let him buy it, that is pay for the rights to use this mpeg codec with HIS windows media player 11 and up.
On that basis because he has to pay for the rights to use it in HIS windows, that price is included when you buy xp setup,  Vista Windows 7 windows 8 and this version WMP requires a license to use, normally it is accepted by the WGA.
That is the agreement you accept when you install windows .
If you read this you may get an indication how difficult it would be to make a auto run installer for wmp 11 and get it to work.  

When you say this>>I do not want to use wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe and no Windows Update
Well the support for xp has almost expired anyway for the updates.., but will these systems be activated? Registered online?

As I see it your only option is to use the version that bundles with windows xp sp1 which is WMP 9
Quote from MS to download WMP 11
This download is available running genuine Microsoft Windows.
Click the Continue button in the Validation Recommended section above to begin the short validation process. Once validated, you will be returned to this page with specific instructions for obtaining the download.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8163

If you don't register and validate/activate your windows xp system you will get like 30 days to use it then it will nolonger boot.

Why not use a simple player such as VLC or Media player classic home cinema - open source free and plays all formats no registration required.
I hope this explains it for you and what your choices are and that I have not bored you to tears :)
Merete

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OK
First at all, My Windows XP is legitime, I registered and validated/activated my windows xp system.

I will not agree and accept a license to use WMP 11.
I will use VLC in all the computers.

If I install wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe it will create a cookie, I know cookies will not harm my computer, BUT I do not want any cookies at this moment

Then if I do not going to use WMP 11 why do I want to create a WMP11 installation CD? you may wondering...

The answer is simple Windows Media Player 11 is a recommend system update

My AV in all the computers is ESET Smart Security and each time it updated, ESS required my attention, and I am tired of this

03WUApril201201WUApril2012
So I just want to install all updates offline to avoid the ESS pop up.
I will not need to make a CD/DVD autorun, autorun is disable.

I found this
http://www.boooggy.org/slipstreamer/
but I think the hotfix are not up-to-date and I do not understand it

And
Creating a Windows XP Service Pack 3 Integrated CD with Windows Media Player 11
http://camie.dyndns.org/technical/workgroup-mgmt/slipstream-xp-sp3-wmp11/

But in this tuto they use wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe

I think Slipstream is my solution in conjuction with Tweaked: Custom configuration (no WGA but update disabled, no WMP11 startup wizard)  

You have not bored me to tears :)
I have been there, owned a legitimate system but kept it off the web, just keep it for video editing. But to do this I used only one system and passed all the requirements first then took it offline.
This may seem to deviate a little from your main question of WMP 11 but WMP is now an integral part of windows.
And the uses of it especially WMP 11 and 12 have changed.
I won't use anything MS where possible, so you have my full support..
but as I use windows and the internet I do have to use some windows tools and provide certificates of proof.
Ms caught onto this and now integrated the tools such internet explorer which is part of the OS and same with WMP. That is to fix WMP you now have to fix windows as a whole.

 WMP 12 here on my windows 7, is definitely unused, that is on any of my windows systems.
 I feel MS products invades my privacy..
I have disabled it where possible, however because the internet also requires WMP I don't have too many choices there.
Anything MS provides has too many internal cookies or hidden services, windows updates looking at at every little thing I do if it is legal do I own it where did it come from, report it to MS..  bla bla bla such as DRM .

As far as I understand if the windows updates don't include the WGA that can cause the system to become suspect and throw up a flag to MS to warn to you your system may not be legal.

I agree that your option to slipstream maybe one method but I have my doubts that you will successfully install the DVD over several systems without using the internet to activate and if the systems will run after 30 days.
There is OEM licensed systems and then there is Volume Licensing Licensed systems.
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacture. can only be installed on one system the license grabs a snapshot of the motherboard.

Slipstreaming can be used for Corporate Licensed  Microsoft DVD Volume Licensing which allows you to run the same setup on xxxx amount systems..from an imaged disc.
At setup it asks you to insert your COA then asks do you want to connect to the internet to look for updates so that the system will perform all MS deems necessary for his windows to run and also sets in place his snoop keys.. You can choose no and do it later but then you get the flag constantly sitting on the taskbar until you do.
System Builder Licensing
PDF] OEM Software Licensing: Rules & Restrictions - Microsoft

On the topic of cookies..
Have you heard of the flash cookies?
Local shared objects (LSOs), commonly called flash cookies (due to their similarities with HTTP cookies)

Can't you set Eset to automatically download?
I use AVG not as restrictive and is set to automatically update.

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>This may seem to deviate a little from your main question of WMP 11 but WMP is now an integral part of windows.
 Yes it deviates a little from my main question of WMP 11 but WMP is now an integral part of windows

 Please I need a solution I know WMP 11 is now an integral part of windows,  HOW do I install it without WU?
 
>I feel MS products invades my privacy
 I have the same feeling, in particular with WMP 11 that is why I need to know the "HOW TO" I will not launch it

>Anything MS provides has too many internal cookies or hidden services, windows updates looking at at every little thing I do if it is legal do I own it where did it come from, report it to MS..  bla bla bla such as DRM .

 I really do not know about to be honest I only need to know is "HOW TO" Install WMP 11 without using WU

>I agree that your option to slipstream maybe one method but I have my doubts that you will successfully install the DVD over several systems without using the internet to activate and if the systems will run after 30 days.

 If I do not try How do I will know?, that is why I need the "HOW TO" Install WMP 11 without using WU

>Slipstreaming can be used for Corporate Licensed  Microsoft DVD Volume Licensing which allows you to run the same setup on xxxx amount systems..from an imaged disc.
>At setup it asks you to insert your COA then asks do you want to connect to the internet to look for updates so that the system will perform all MS deems necessary for his windows to run and also sets in place his snoop keys.. You can choose no and do it later but then you get the flag constantly sitting on the taskbar until you do.

No, I do not agree with you. Slipstreaming can be used in any kind of Microsoft License, have you heard about nLite?

On the topic of cookies..
Have you heard of the flash cookies?

>Yes good program, Have  you heard I still do not know  "HOW TO" Install WMP 11 without using WU?

>Can't you set Eset to automatically download?
No if I click on update system WU opens

Thank you
Rebel
Hmm I already posted how to by pass the WGA with WMP.
To make a slipstreamed disc you need include the latest SP with IE  and WMP 11
Download WMP11 Slipstreamer

Windows Media Player 11 Slipstreamer using nlite
Need more look here using nlite
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This is probably the Best>>Read thoroughly please.
Creating a Windows XP Service Pack 3 Integrated CD with Windows Media Player 11 <<<
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and one more, they all have a slightly different approach
Here’s what you need to create an XP SP3 slipstreamed .ISO with images
A Windows XP disc - nLite deployment tool -  XP SP3 download package
cheers and good luck hope it works
Merete

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It is not fair

This is probably the Best>>Read thoroughly please.
Creating a Windows XP Service Pack 3 Integrated CD with Windows Media Player 11

You are providing me with a link I post, I found (ID: 37852550) and such as said in the same post with other link that I post and I found it
http://www.boooggy.org/slipstreamer/ 

I do not understand it (both of them)

Expert Merete with all respect, could you please be so kind to explain me step by step?

Also In my main question I asked for "...Please do no redirect to another website, I need the information here at EE"

Thank you very much in advance
Sorry cant help you >>If I install wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe it will create a cookie, I know cookies will not harm my computer, BUT I do not want any cookies at this moment, Eset uses cookies.
Web uses cookies.
Don't use WMP 11 as you will have WMP  version with your current system as is.

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Eset do not uses cookies where do you get this information?, I browse the web Sandboxed the system does not create cookies, But the installation of install wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe creates cookies and I know I can install install wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe  if I could find out How to disable no WMP11 startup wizard

"I think Slipstream is my solution in conjuction with Tweaked: Custom configuration (no WGA but update enabled, no WMP11 startup wizard)"

Are you upset? OR do you have any problem with my question? you can also report it as volunteer expert
Morning rebelscum0000, no I'm not upset all, tired that's all.
 Sorry if I sound that way, it's typed words.I also work ..
I'm in Australia.
I see sand boxed system.
Which part are not clear on?
I'm off work now, I simply don't have the time to do this step by step for you, also I cannot even run a test of the final iso. since it requires  the full windows with WMP 11 and that would wipe my system windows 7

I have done a slipstream disc with XP professional and all updates with success.
So briefly..
Which version of windows xp do you currently have ( setup) disc?
SP1 or sp2?
You need a windows XP no service pack setup disc.
Or a XP sp 2 setup. << this may include wmp 11. check

Prerequisites:
Windows XP Home or Professional Edition<< copy the 1386 folder off the xp setup disc.
What is the i386 folder? What is the Windows folder?
http://www.andybrain.com/archive/mb/i386-folder.htm

Windows XP SP3 RTM<< download the xp  sp3 update msi
Windows Media Player 11 - 11.0.5721.5145 (wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe published 1/15/2007)<< download the wmp 11 msi

Please Note: If the Windows Media Player 11 build is updated in the Microsoft Download Centre then the Service Pack 2 component of this article may no longer apply.

Start it and see how you go, come back and ask questions.
Read thoroughly. And check the SP 2 contents
Extract>
For the time being, the issue of the WMP11 installer only being aware of SP2 presents a problem to anyone looking to slipstream, but there is a pretty obvious workaround - step through SP2 first while you are slipstreaming!

If you follow this guide I posted earlier I know I gave a few to choose from,
this is the one I was referring to as the best, which is not the same as you posted,
This article discusses how to create a slipstreamed Windows XP SP3 CD with Windows Media Player 11 integrated into the install without the need for any third-party programs.
Maybe you missed it as I used a Tiny URL.
this one
http://camie.dyndns.org/technical/workgroup-mgmt/slipstream-xp-sp3-wmp11/

You may find this helpful as well.
How to use the auto streamer once you have all the components
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.shtml

Experts Exchange all members Volunteer and do this for the love of sharing our a wisdom.
It is the exchange part.
We are all volunteers here. :P
You start it ok I’m off to work
Merete

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Merete

i am from Mexico city, right now is 12:00 am and I am very tired, all day at work, i will check the links provided and I will let you know if I had any question or problem

>Which version of windows xp do you currently have ( setup) disc?
I have Windows XP Home and Professional Edition SP2 and gold version English
But I am working under Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 English

i do understand you are tired, such as said I am tired too

in a few hour I have to have something

Good mornig

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Expert Merete

Which version do I have to use?

I have Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 AND Windows XP Professional Edition gold version,  I do not have Windows XP Professional Edition SP1

"You need a windows XP no service pack setup disc"
This is the gold version Am I right?

or I Will I need both WIN XP PRO SP2 AND WIN XP GOLD VERSION? Sorry I get lost


Thank you
Rebelscum0000
Did you check your version Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 has WMP 11?
How to Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 3 to Create an Integrated XP Setup Disk with SP 3
Prerequisites
 1.
Windows XP Professional or Home Setup CD
 
You will need your existing Windows XP Professional or Home setup CD. This CD can either be the original Windows XP release CD, or one with either SP 1 or Service Pack 2 integrated.
 http://www.howtohaven.com/system/slipstream-xp-service-pack-3.shtml

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>Did you check your version Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 has WMP 11?
How do I Know that?


I am still working in several solution provided I was sick but now I am back to work, thanks for your patience

I will let you know if I had any question

Rebel

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>Did you check your version Windows XP Professional Edition SP2 has WMP 11?
How do I Know that?


I am going to start with the tutorial
WMP11 – Install Windows Media Player 11 without activating / bypass WGA
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2577/wmp11_install_windows_media_player_11_without_activating_bypass_wga/

I get an indication how difficult it would be to make a auto run installer for wmp 11 and get it to work. but I have auto run disable

What do you think?

Thanks

Rebel
Yes it is very difficult. The only way to know is start testing it.
I still believe that you may need to run WMP 11 first on your system
Validation is required upon first-run of the WMP11 experience.
If you can do that successfully then you can use it on the other systems.
The guide you wish to use is about running the cab files on your system first.
Should work.
If your interested here's another
WMP11 Deployment in Enterprise Environments

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I will backup my system using Acronis then I will start testing any idea how to "no WGA but update disabled, no WMP11 startup wizard" (post ID: 37852550)? maybe using Group Policy settings????

Thank you

Rebel

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Ok, reading the tutorial I did the following:

WMP 11

WMP11 – Install Windows Media Player 11 without activating / bypass WGA
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2577/wmp11_install_windows_media_player_11_without_activating_bypass_wga/

This recipe will explain how to install Windows Media Player 11
without having to Activate your windows copy / bypassing the WGA.
This requires Winzip or any other .zip extracting program to be installed.

Bypassing the activation when installing Windows Media Player 11 is pretty simple.
Basically what we will do is download the setup file (.exe) and then extract its
contents to a folder and manually run the two components needed to install and run
Media Player 11.

1. Download Windows Media Player 11. Go here to download.
 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/AllDownloads.aspx?displaylang=en&qstechnology=

2. After you have the file downloaded (usually named: wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe),
    right-click on the File.

3. If you have Winzip installed, go to the Winzip menu, and choose to Extract to Folder
    X:\…\wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu (I used WinRAR) ****

   A lot of .exe setup files are really just a self-executing zip file so you can use this
   method to extract files from .exe files with other installers too (ie device driver  
   installers, if you only want the driver files and not the other ‘fluff’ that sometimes come
   with the installer.)

4. Once you do this, you will see a folder called wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu. Go into the    
    folder and now we will manually run the two files needed for Windows Media Player 11
    to install.

5. First run: wmfdist11.exe
    This is the media player 11 runtime files.

6  Go through the installation wizard and then run: wmp11.exe
   This will in turn install Windows Media Player 11 and will bypass the activation part of
   the installer.

7. Once you finish the install, reboot and you should now have a working Windows Media  
    Player 11 that will not require activation and in turn allow you to install on a non-
    activated XP install.

001WMP11002WMP11003WMP11
Installed:
wmfdist11.exe
wmp11.exe

Reboot

Installed:

Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 9, 9.5 & 11 for Windows XP SP 3 (KB954155)
Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975558)
Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 9, 9.5 & 11 for Windows XP SP3 (KB978695)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2378111)

Reboot

I have no cookies

004WMP11
But If I launch WMP11, i have cookies, Then I will not launch it!! There are better programs than WMP  (OK, recovering my ACRONIS backup image)

005WMP11
NOW Here is the problem: Which I do not understand
I Know they are other updates WMP 11 requires:


Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)
Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)
Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB954154)

Are they included in wmfdist11.exe OR do I need to download separately? I know some of them are old hotfix, How do I know which are the current?

Also reviewing my update history I can see some security updates for WMP, but Not WMP 11, this is because I bypass WGA correctly, Am I right?

006WMP11
This is the best solution for now (This way I do not have cookies If I do not launch WMP), I will try the others when I have more time to test them, I just need more info about the questions I asked

Thank you very much for your time and patience

Kind Regards
Rebel
Wmfdist11.exe is a Self-Extracting Cabinet you should be able to use that to install on a system
Name:Self-Extracting Cabinet
Physical Name:wmfdist11.exe

It is WMP 11 self extracting cabinet file nothing else.
First you need to download Windows Media Player 11
 Extract (unrar or unzip) wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe by using extraction tool such as WinRAR.
 Go to the extracted folder, and execute (run) wmfdist11.exe.
 Restart the computer.
 Execute wmp11.exe.
 Restart the computer.
Start using Windows Media Player 11
-------------------------------------------
( If I do not launch WMP)??

With those updates here is the info, you can decide which is required and which are not, security are a good idea to install. Leave the rest.

Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)<< you may not need this.
Overview
Install this update to address the DRM subscriptions service’s inability to extract metering data from certain portable devices while attempting to synchronize metering data on a client computer running the Microsoft Windows Media Format 11 SDK.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17197

These updates unless they are critical don't worry about them if you don't use WMP with the net. I have all internet disabled in WMP. also check for x64 or x32
Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)<< do you really need it?
Overview
Install this update to improve how Windows Media Player manages shortcuts you create and add to the Start menu pinned list. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2801

Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)
Overview
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Windows Media file formats and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11136
Overview
A security issue has been identified that could allow an authenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19214

Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB952069)<,<SP3
Overview
A security issue has been identified that could allow an authenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19214

Security Update for Windows XP (KB954154)
Overview
A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4830

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OK, Recovering by Acronis Backup Here we go again...

wmfdist11.exe
Restart the computer.
wmp11.exe
Restart the computer.
Start using Windows Media Player 11 (Create a cookie)

WU installed
Installed:

Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 9, 9.5 & 11 for Windows XP SP 3 (KB954155)
Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB975558)
Security Update for Windows Media Format Runtime 9, 9.5 & 11 for Windows XP SP3 (KB978695)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2378111)
Restart the computer.
Optional Security updates

6.-  Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399) <- Validation Required <- You may not need this <- Error
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17197

 KB929399
7.-  Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683) <- Validation Required <- Do you really need it? <- Error
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2801

KB939683
8.-  Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569) <- *
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3267

KB941569
9.-  Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB952069)  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19214

KB952069
10.- Security Update for Windows XP (KB954154) * <- Error
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4830

KB954154
Launch WMP 11 I have a cookie, OK, I NEVER LAUNCH WMP 11 AGAIN, I HATE WMP LOL
Launch WMP 11 I have a cookie
No WMP 11 required by WU (Also NO ESS)

No WMP 11 required by WU
Any Idea Why still WMP 11 does not show in review my update History? AND the Security Updates that I installed without any issue where are they?

Where is WMP and the SU?
Thank you very much for any additional information you can provide

Regards
Rebel
http:#a37946120 not needed as already provided in install great.
refs to>>Any Idea Why still WMP 11 does not show in review my update History? << 
Go to add remove programs> look on the left side of the add remove programs >Add Remove Windows Components in the list look for WMP. Just to confirm
It may not show your version however just WMP
Internet Explorer and WMP is in a separate list.And windows components are found here
or make a cookie lol
Go to the Windows Update page and click on 'View installation history' on the left.
In your screenshot you have a ton of pages after pages 1-10. Have you looked through all the pages for the security update?
On my windows 7 there two places to see windows updates
There is the history and the installed updates.
If it helps take a look here at  youtube
How To Add Or Remove Windows Components

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Ok  I found it in add remove programs

009WMP11Up.JPG
So I think this confirms WMP 11 is installed right?
It confirms that WMP 11 is installed,
I'm on Windows 7 currently

If you don't wish to run /open WMP and use Help >About
Try checking the regestry,
go to start>run>type in  exactly as is >  regedit  <press enter
then expand and highlight last one
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\PlayerUpgrade>> on the right PlayerVersion

WMP version in the regestry

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\PlayerUpgrade

Default                         REG_SZ  (Value not set)
EnableAutoUpgrade    REG_SZ  no
PlayerVersion              REG_SZ  11,0.5721,5262

How can I interpret this?  
is WMP 11 installed right?
is WMP 11 latest version for Windows XP installed?

Please let me know

Regards
Rebel
Player Version   REG_SZ 11,0.5721,5262<< shows it is indeed installed??
Since you downloaded this version WMP 11 you made the choices as to the version, from what I sourced the version you have is 26 Mar 2007
this later version is  the latest version,
Version: 951929 Date published: 6/22/2010
It  is just an update patched version for XPSP3 and Vista, depending if your system is 64 bit or 32 bit.
Supported operating systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8163
Readme for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/products/windows-media-player/11/readme#section_1

Release history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Player#Release_history

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>It  is just an update patched version for XPSP3 and Vista, depending if your system is 64 bit or 32 bit.
Supported operating systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8163

Sorry I do not understand this part what do you meant?

Thank you

Regards
Rebel
What don't you understand?
Put simply since you went to a lot of effort to get WMP 11 without cookie?
I am puzzled with some of the things you're doing and saying Rebel, you say you won't launch WMP 11 ever again? Because you get a cookie?

The Player Version REG_SZ  11,0.5721,5262 you have should play fine in xpsp2.
 Since XP support is nearly finished, the systems that get this WMP 11 don't use the net this version  of WMP 11 will be fine.
That is my meaning.
There is no need to update it and risk getting a cookie.
But if you do wish to use the latest final updated version I posted the link to it.
But it may come with a cost as windows updates require other updates.

Everything with xp is outdated now, WMP 11 is outdated, Internet explorer 8 is outdated,
 so if those systems do use the net they may find some snags with how pages are viewed as html5 and IE9 is in use.
A lot of the newer MS tools will not even run on xp versions.
Windows 8 is now out so once again Windows Vista and windows 7 will be next to get the boot .
Internet Explorer 10 is now available.
how long we can use W7 and Vista before MS pulls the plug again is another question.

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That is the part I did not understand

 
Expert Comment post ID: 37950890
>"But if you do wish to use the latest final updated version I posted the link to it."
Expert Comment ID: 37950759
>Supported operating systems: Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8163

Which is the same VERSION I downloaded  (latest final updated version )
My Comment ID: 37932028

So which latest final updated version are you talking about?

>Put simply since you went to a lot of effort to get WMP 11 without cookie?
Yup, I want to learn is this bad?

>am puzzled with some of the things you're doing and saying Rebel, you say you won't launch WMP 11 ever again? Because you get a cookie?
Well I have a boss and he wants their computers without a cookie, I need the job you now..

>Since XP support is nearly
Neaely but not not tomorrow...

>There is no need to update it and risk getting a cookie.
COOL!! thak you :)

>Everything with xp is outdated now, WMP 11 is outdated, Internet explorer 8 is outdated,
 so if those systems do use the net they may find some snags with how pages are viewed as html5 and IE9 is in use.
iT IS NOT OUTDATED, BILL GATES needs to sell!! why xp user can not update to IE 9? they are forcing us to upgrade in my opinion

>A lot of the newer MS tools will not even run on xp versions
A lot oi oldest MS Tools that are a master pice of software will not even run on the newest Os versions.. for me this is not fair.. if a tool runs under windows it should run under any windows version but such as said Bill Gates wants my $$$

>Internet Explorer 10 is now available
Yup with a lot of bug but available

>how long we can use W7 and Vista before MS pulls the plug again is another question.
You are right

Regards
Rebel
Right, I didn't know what version of WMP you had, refs to question http:#a37950642
I totally agree with your comment>iT IS NOT OUTDATED,<<
and yes>> BILL GATES needs to sell!! why xp user can not update to IE 9? they are forcing us to upgrade in my opinion<< definitely..That is why I agreed to help you.
You like to learn :P
excellent..you like to learn how to make a tiny URL at EE?
 ok take this  >>  http:#a
then add the id number> number only < from the comment you wish to link to>
for example I didn't know which version you had> comment>ID: 37950642
now take that  number and add it with out id or the :
http:#a + 37950642 no gaps
you end up with this>
http:#a37950642
you click preview to see if the url works
then hit submit
You can also edit your comment so long as there no other comments after yours.
That is very handy if you read your comment and see a mistake you can fix it.
Or missed something.
 
Windows 8 is doomed to fail from what I have read.
I have no intention of upgrading from windows 7. to windows 8 I am desktop user not the pads.
Windows 7 is actually an improvement over xp and all my programs run just fine.
The problem with xp is that the newer video cards and 3D games/ high end software won't run on it right. It doesn't support very much ram and is a high risk of attacks.
But my work around was to have all three windows desktops one with xp and one W7 32 and  and one W7 X64 networked and connected with a KVM switch so I have it all.
You can get round a lot of windows issues using USB drives / external drives.
cheers Merete

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http:#a37959911

Also xp user can not update to WMP 12 ... LOL

Last question in order to Accept your solution

about XP...
It doesn't support very much ram and is a high risk of attacks.

No matter you have a good AV, and runs xp sandboxed? AND you know how to browse the web (Do not click in porn site, do not click on these strange adds.. you know)

Regards
Rebel
True true you definitely get Better Security through Sandboxing

Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.
Regards Merete

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Commented:
Dear Expert

Thank you for time and patience

I will try the other solutions you provide in order to have the latest version of WMP 11, hope you help me, you know I am nightmare full of questions :)

Regards
Rebel
But you love to learn Rebel, not a nightmare
Happy to help where I can.
Thank you
Regards Merete

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Commented:
http:#a37961170
Thank you Exper Merete :), Yup and love to learn from the best experts like you!!

Regards
Rebel

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