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Media Player on 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Media Player on 8.1


    Any one else had/have problems with Media Player with Windows 8.1. The follwing message comes up. Windows Media Player stopped working. A problem caused the programme to stop working correctly. Windows will close the programme and notify you if a solution is available. When Media Player closes, nothing happens. This error only happens on Windows 8.1. Windows 8 it works fine. Then when using Software Upgrade to Windows 8.1 again it works fine. However with a new PC/Laptop with 8.1 already installed it does not work. Anyone have any advice on how to get Media Player to work on Windows 8.1? Thank you

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  2. #2


    You can try reinstalling Media Player. Go to Control Panel > Programs and features > Turn Windows features on or off > Media features > uncheck "Windows media player". After reboot go there again and check it, it should be reinstalled now.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for getting back. Already done that but still error message comes up and still does not play
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    with 8.1 already installed it does not work.
    Do you have all the Windows Updates ?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Updates


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    with 8.1 already installed it does not work.
    Do you have all the Windows Updates ?
    Done a scan for updates nothing has come up to say updates required as of yet
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