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How to Make 64bit Windows Media Player Default in Windows 7 (only for X64 users ) By freshmorning2010
Windows 7 comes with the 32bit version of Media Player by default. While 64 bit media player gives a more attractive performance and nice durability. This was a condition in Windows 7 bets too and the same thing is repeated in Windows 7. So it may be irritating for the 64 bit user. If you are a windows 7 64 bit user, you can keep the system cleaner by some simple steps like only installing one set of codecs. To do this, the only thing you have to do is a simple process written below.
1. Press the Windows Key, type “command”,
2. Right-click on Command Prompt and Click on the option “Run as administrator”, then type “unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64″ in the text box available.
3. After that, press the Windows Key, type “regedit” in the search area,
4. go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe\,
5. Double click on value and change from default “%ProgramFiles(x86)” to “%ProgramFiles%”.
6. Now your default media player has been changed to the 64bit Windows Media Player.