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    Default Is it possible to "INSTALL" Windows Media Player Classic?

    I was having some trouble with running some avi files with WMP 11 so I downloaded WMP Classic. Now this will fire up as a stand alone .exe program and works OK but is there anyway to INSTALL it and get it recognised as a Windows program so that I can right click on a file and choose "Open with...".
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    Default Re: Is it possible to "INSTALL" Windows Media Player Classic?

    Quite easy - you still dont actually install it though.

    Heres what I did. Downloaded the Windows Media Player Home Cinema .

    Made up a folder, called it the same, Windows Media Home Cinema -- ( this version one extracts several files as well) As shown here - then cut/paste the folder and dropped it in the Program files.

    Then when you right click the file you want to play, Open with/ Browse to the folder in the Program Files, find the .exe, then select make sure you put a tick in the box saying " always use this program ( different wording for different OS's) but means the same - and away you go - now opens that type of file every time with WMHC.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to "INSTALL" Windows Media Player Classic?

    Right click any avi file, and open with WMP classic. make sure the "Always use this as the default program for opening these type of files" isn't ticked(not sure if thats the exact phrase)

    Then, when you right click the file you should be able to go open with>and WMp classic will be there


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    Default Re: Is it possible to "INSTALL" Windows Media Player Classic?

    Thanks guys - works a treat!
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