The Windows Media Player icon appears in the "All Programs" list, even if you remove access to Windows Media Player by clicking "Set program access and computer defaults" on a computer that is running Windows Vista

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SYMPTOMS

You remove access to Windows Media Player by clicking Set program access and computer defaults. In this case, the Windows Media Player icon is removed from the All Programs list. However, when you manually start and configure Windows Media Player, the Windows Media Player icon is added to the "All Programs" list by itself.

Note You can manually start Windows Media Player by double-clicking the Wmplayer.exe application, or by clicking on a file for which Windows Media Player is the only registered application, such as a .wma file.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.600 0 . 20 xxx Windows RTM LDR
    6.0.600 1 . 22 xxx Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1 SP1 LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately . MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6000.63521,418,24022-Jun-200911:11x86
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6000.6352310,78422-Jun-200911:11x86
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6000.65111,418,24022-Jun-200910:58x86
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6000.6511310,78422-Jun-200910:58x86
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6001.70071,418,24022-Jun-200911:00x86
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6001.7000310,78419-Jan-200807:33x86
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6001.71141,418,24022-Jun-200911:06x86
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6001.7114310,78422-Jun-200911:06x86
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6002.180541,418,24022-Jun-200910:43x86
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6002.18005310,78411-Apr-200906:28x86
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6002.221551,418,24022-Jun-200910:49x86
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6002.22155310,78422-Jun-200910:49x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6000.63521,485,82422-Jun-200911:28x64
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6000.6352372,73622-Jun-200911:27x64
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6000.65111,485,82422-Jun-200911:31x64
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6000.6511372,73622-Jun-200911:31x64
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6001.70071,486,33622-Jun-200911:28x64
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6001.7000372,73619-Jan-200808:00x64
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6001.71141,486,33622-Jun-200911:30x64
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6001.7114372,73622-Jun-200911:30x64
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6002.180541,486,33622-Jun-200911:07x64
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6002.18005372,73611-Apr-200907:10x64
Setup_wm.exe11.0.6002.221551,486,33622-Jun-200911:06x64
Unregmp2.exe11.0.6002.22155372,73622-Jun-200911:06x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

To remove access to Windows Media Player by clicking "Set program access and computer defaults" in Windows Vista, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Default Programs.
  2. Click Set program access and computer defaults.
  3. Click the double arrow icon to the far right of Custom to expand the list.
  4. Under Choose a default media player:, click to clear the check box next to Windows Media Player where it says Enable access to this program.
  5. Click OK.

Additional file information for Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista
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Properties

Article ID: 972144 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
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