Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Windows Media Player 64bit

I recently read on the internet that the 64bit versions of Vista, dont run the 64bit of Windows Media Player by default, all mainly to do with compatability issues.

If you are running a 64bit machine you can alter the system to run the 64bit version if you so desire, although i tried it and didnt see any improvement, but then didnt really expect to with such an application!

If you do want to go 64bit.

Click Start...
Type in 'Run' and hit enter...
Type %windir%\system32\unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64 into Open:
Click OK

This should now switch to 64 bit! To go back again do the same thing but change to...

%windir%\system32\unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:32

Like i said, i didnt see any improvement, but when it comes to the trick where Windows Live Messenger can show what your listening to as part of your name, it seems to stop working, which i would put down to the compatability issues as i doubt WLM is 64bit! So if you like that bit to be active then stick with 32bit!

1 comment:

  1. Everything that I may advice you in this situation just to download this version of media player https://yumdownload.com/windows-media-player and enjoy it. This is will be the best solution for you. Personally I use it for a long period of time and I happy about it.