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Set 64-Bit Windows Media Player 11 in Windows Vista x64 to Default - Set 64-Bit Windows Media Player 11 in Windows Vista x64 to Default
Wed, April 04 2007 | 5:59PM | PermaLink Feedback?
Mydigitallife reports a more advanced set of commands to set 64-bit WMP as the default player in 64-bit versions of Windows Vista x64. If the simple unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64 command doesn't work, try the following:

"To switch and change to x64 or 64-bit of WMP11, open an elevated command prompt as administrator and type the following command:

%windir%\system32\unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64

Then, open Registry Editor (regedit), then navigate to the the registry key of “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe”. Then set the registry subkey “Path” to be “%Programfiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player” (without quotes), and “(Default)” subkey (normally the first entry) to “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe” (include quotes).

To undo the x64 change, switch, swap, revert and change back the default media player to Windows Media Player 11 x86 32-bit edition, also open an elevated command prompt with administrator privileges, but issue the following command instead:

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

Then, run Registry Editor, and reset the value for registry subkey of “Path” and “(Default”). With either one of two methods, you will have complete full x64 Windows Media Player experience."

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