Windows Media Player 10 entry is missing in Add/Remove Programs, after running a registry cleanerPublished: June 25, 2005
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In Windows XP SP2, Windows Media Player 10 entry appears under the Windows XP - Software Updates section. You need to put a checkmark near the Show Updates box at the top. (Related info: Add/Remove Programs filtering in XP SP2)
If the Windows Media Player 10 entry has been removed accidentally from the registry, use this procedure to reinstate the entry.
Open Regedit.exe and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall
Create a sub-key named Windows Media Player
In the right-pane, create the following REG_SZ values:
Assign the following data for each value:
|DisplayIcon||C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe|
|DisplayName||Windows Media Player 10|
|UninstallString||"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Setup_wm.exe" /Uninstall|
Automate the above with this REG file. Download the file and save to Desktop. Right-click the file and choose Merge.