Windows Media Player 11, Work around…

Posted: July 24, 2006 in General Area, How To

As we sometimes say, it’s not what you know, but who you know…well in this case, it’s both. Let me state this right off the bat: ” All information here is posted for informative purposes, and in no way do I approve of software piracy”. Ok now that aside, I have come across a partial workaround for obtaining Windows Media Player 11, the only problem is….it’s in Dutch, or Finnish, or maybe its Swedish, point is, if you wanted it for playing movies and music, then the language doesnt matter since you basically double click a movie, and it opens and plays it. The Play, Forward, Backwards, and menu buttons can be changed to English, but the File, Options, Help, etc at the top cannot be. So if you wanted to use it for burning cds, or making custom playlists (via menu system) then this isn’t for you. However if you just wanted the nice new “aero glass” look and feel, and something just as shitty as Windows Media player 10 (“shitty, is a personal opinion, and does not reflect the general population”) then this IS for you.

Some Windows users are not able to install Windows Media Player 11 due to problems with the recent WGA implementation.

I had made a previous post about the WGA “bug”, which finally, Microsoft has publicly stated that the authentication is roughly about 80% accurate , they say that 1 of 5 out of 80 million Windows users to be exact. Isn’t that around 85% then?

Here is another solution aside from the work around:

On the Dell systems that were purchased (see previous WGA post of mine), I had called Microsoft, and explained the situation, they took the issue up with Dell I figure, and gladly gave us new liscences. If you have purchased a PC from ebay, or craigslist, or from a local mom and pops PC store, and you have issues with Windows Genuine Advantage, then you can call Mircosoft at this number: (800) RU-LEGIT , yah, I’m serious, that’s the number, explain your situation, it’s painless, simple, and they work very well with you, I guess that’s one thing I can praise about Microsoft, customer support is decent!

Anyways, those that are interested in the workaround, due to installation problems or “insert exscuse here” your reason may be, leave a comment, a valid email (no I don’t spam your shit, or care to sell your email) and I will send you the download link, and instructions. I do not host the file, I do not own the file, the site holding the file is not in anyway related to me, I am just providing the information, since this is America, and I did , personally fight for my freedom of speech. NOTE: some people are having problems leaving comments, in this case, create a wordpress.com account, login, and then the comment box should be seen.

Lastly, my favorite media player (movie content only) is VLC media player, an open source project that supports almost every single OS platform out there… and for music, the free version of winamp.

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Comments
  1. Brad Riley says:

    Please send me the workaround Link for media player 11. I’m so pissed at Microsoft… WGA not only failed to load WMP 11, it disabled WMP 10 that worked just fine on my Granddaughters machine.

  2. bradley says:

    could you please send me the link so i can load WMP 11.

  3. lawal says:

    pla kindly send me the link to this workaround.
    thank for the good work

  4. David says:

    You can use the Validation hack I have posted the link to here :

    https://exempt.wordpress.com/2007/02/15/wpa-wmp-wga-windows-validation-hack-patch-whatever-you-want-to-call-it/

    this will fix your problems, if you need any other help though, feel free to post, I’ll do my best to help you out.

  5. James says:

    Hiya, I have a differnt problem you might bable to help with.

    The version of WMP 11 i’m running at work is the full bversion but its been crippled. you cant access any of the menus or links that are usualy there like Burn etc. When you try to activate the classic menues it doesn’t do anything.

    I spoke to our IT department and they say that its been done to stop people goofing off watching TV at work. all i want to do is play music whilst i design stuff.

    Can you point me in the right direction of what reg hacks i need to do as i don’t have full admin rights to install over the top with WMP 11 from scratch.

    Cheers

    james

  6. David says:

    Hiya James, I was on vacation, so sorry for the delay in response! Deactivating the menus is done in the registry, see if you have administrative access and can type in REGEDIT under “run” if you can then drop me a response and I can send you a registry entry that will add your menu bars back, if not, which I believe is more likely, then Ill have another workaround for you 🙂

  7. bruche says:

    link for media player 11 please

  8. Rick says:

    link for media player please. Your my last hope.

  9. David says:

    The link can be found here now, I think it’s wordpress that is not allowing a direct link to the piratebay for gayness reasons, just doing a search on thepiratebay.org for “windows media player workaround” Ive…I mean someone placed it one there 😉

  10. David says:

    Hiya

    I am very anxious to install Media Player 11 on my Laptop but due to restrictrion of my Company admin , I could not succed.

    I tried to change Adminitrior password but failed error 5 occured.

    Can you please send me such exe file of media player which bypass admin. I am ready to pay for that media player 11 copy.

    Waiting ur early response
    I nees

  11. David says:

    Hiya

    I am very anxious to install Media Player 11 on my Laptop but due to restriction of my Company ad min , I could not succeed.

    I tried to change Administrator password but failed error 5 occured.

    Can you please send me such exe file of media player which bypass admin. I am ready to pay for that media player 11 copy.

    Waiting ur early response

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