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I've been trying to update WMP, I downloaded it but got a bunch of junk in the process; which I've uninstalled. Then I got an incompatibility error and ended up here; where lots or outdated drivers were found; my video card driver for example.  I checked my device manager and found it was up to date, so I didn't "register".

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Is there a way to upgrade WMP, with the current driver, without buying software?
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As Lee W, MVP has already posted, why are you trying to update WMP?

Since you have gone through an install/uninstall cycle of drivers that are questionable, I suggest you run a System Restore to time before you installed those drivers and start over.  With the answer to "Why" we should be able to give you a proper procedure.
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Lee, jc,

I was having trouble with a clip I output from my video editor.  The forum suggested that, because it worked on their end, that my WMP might need updating.  So I went looking for the update and ended up on that scam website.  I know all about crapwear; like conduit search, so I left immediately.  Can't recall what the "incompatibility error was, or when it occurred but at some point I got a message that half a dozen drivers were out of date; yada, yada, yada; and I realized I was getting the run around. The problem turned out not to be WMP so it's a moot point now; except that I realize now, and I don't know why I didn't then, that WMP is updated in Windows update.