Re: Reinstalling WMP
From: Jim Carlock (anonymous_at_localhost)
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:38:00 -0500
WMP10 doesn't seem to want to install to a different folder. Or
maybe I'm getting it to install to the other folder, but SFC keeps
moving files back to C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player
after they've been deleted. Sounds like an sfcfiles.dll problem.
Furthermore, the files placed in the other folder do not run when
installed to the other folder.
I'm getting a message box that explains:
"Windows Media Player is not installed properly and must be
It then takes me to a link to download the 12MB file. If I go to
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\ the software there
So I'm wondering if there is only ONE place that WMP 10 will
run from? Is there something that might be limiting it to running
only from the "Program Files\Windows Media Player" folder?
For the most part, the changes I applied to the .inf files involved
changing the MP2_FOLDER from:
MP2_FOLDER = "Windows Media Player"
MP2_FOLDER = "MS\WMP".
Furthermore, right clicking on some of the .inf files gives a strange
message indicating that WMP10 is NOT approved for XP.
The list of these problem .inf files:
The message these files present when right clicking on them and
then clicking on INSTALL:
The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo
testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP (Tell me why
this testing is important.)
This software will not be installed. Contact your system administrator.
It looks like the "Program Files\Windows Media Player" path is
hard coded either in that file itself or in the sfcfiles.dll or both...
Hmmm... and there they are, hardcoded inside sfcfiles.dll:
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mplayer2.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\npdsplay.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\npwmsdrm.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\custsat.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\migrate.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\mpvis.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\npdrmv2.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpns.dll
The filenames inside of sfcfiles.dll are not stored as resource
strings, so that makes it a little harder to edit the sfcfiles.dll
Anyone have a solution to this problem of installing WMP 10
into another folder and changing the contents of the sfcfiles.dll?
-- Jim Carlock Please post replies to newsgroup. "Roger Abell [MVP]" <mvpNoSpam@asu.edu> wrote: You also Jim. But I wonder, why not just install WMP10 for XP ? http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b446ae53-3759-40cf-80d5-cde4bbe07999&displaylang=en -- Roger "Jim Carlock" <anonymous@localhost> wrote in message news:eCjEP5kMFHA.firstname.lastname@example.org... > Oh, have a good Easter to all! > > -- > Jim Carlock > Please post replies to newsgroup. > >