Downgrade windows media player 12 to 11 - Windows 7 is a world revolutionary Operating System that is being used by the almost every PC user in the world. It is a very simple and easy to use operating system that came up with the best GUI ever.After its release every Vista user is intended to upgrade his/her operating system to Windows 7. While you shift the OS from Windows Vista to Windows 7 there are certain features that are going to be upgraded automatically without any manual selection.One among those features is Windows Media Player 12.
In Windows 7, Media Player 12 is installed as default and this might cause inconvinience to some of the users when they suddenly take the shift from Windows Media Player 11 to Windows Media Player 12. So downgrading is the best option to choose if you want to run the same old Windows Media Player 11 on to your Windows 7. Follow the below steps to complete the downgrading of Windows Media Player 12 to Windows Media Player 11. Before downgrading one important note to be understood is that, you will be losing all the Windows Media Player supported formats like MP4,MOV,3GP, AAC audio etc and get back the old Media Player 11 format support.
Downgrade To Windows Media Player 11 from Windows Media Player 12 On Windows7
There is a downgrader software to Downgrade Windows Media Player 12 To Windows Media Player 11 which you have to download.
Now just navigate to the Windows 7 Search Bar and then must type “Services.msc” there inorder to open the services application.
There you must be able to find the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and you need to Stop it.
Now Ownership of several files must be taken by you :
* All the files that are in the Program Files > Folder – Windows Media Player
* All the files that starts with wmp in the Folder – System 32
* A file named wmploc.dll.mui in the Folder – System 32 en-us
Now its time to run and quick launch your Installer of WMP 11 that you had already downloaded.
Now open the search bar again and then type Regedit inorder to make some changes to your registry keys.
The registry editor will be opened and there you need to find and delete the following registry key.
Once it is done save the settings and Restart your Windows PC such that the changes will take effect.
Thats it ! Now you are able to Use Windows Media Player 11 On Your Windows 7 PC.
Also Check This YouTube Video Tutorial For Downgrading Your Windows Media Player On Windows 7 :