“Windows Media Player Server Execution Error”-Windows 7

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I am experiencing trouble with Windows media player.  Each time I try to play any media be it video,mp3,mp4 etc, I always get this irritating error "C:UserPublicVideosFilename.wmv Server execution failed".  I have always played these same files with vlc media player and therefore the problem lies with my Windows media player.  Could someone help me fix this?

I am running windows 7 ultimate 32-bit.Thanks in advance

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“Windows Media Player Server Execution Error”-Windows 7

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Option 1

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. In the search bar at the bottom, type cmd (do not push enter)
  3. When the cmd command shows, right click on it and choose “Run as Administrator
  1. In the command prompt that opens, type

     net localgroup "Administrators" "NT AuthorityLocal Service" /add

  1. Press the Enter key
  2. Reboot your computer

Option 2 – Uninstall and then Reinstall Windows Media Player

Uninstalling Windows Media Player

  1. Click on Start and type "Turn Windows features On or Off" in the search bar at the bottom.
  2. Select and click on “Turn Windows features On or Off"
  3. Look for the Media Features and in front of Windows Media Player uncheck the box
  4. Reboot your computer

Reinstalling Windows Media Player

  1. Click on Start and type "Turn Windows features On or Off" in the search bar at the bottom.
  2. Select and click on “Turn Windows features On or Off"
  3. Look for the Media Features and in front of Windows Media Player check the box
  4. Reboot your computer

Option 3 – Clear Windows Media Player cache

  1. Close Windows Media Player
  2. Click start and type Run in the search box
  3. Type the following in the Run dialog box %LOCALAPPDATA%Microsoft
  4. Click OK
  5. From the folders that open, select Media Player and open it
  6. Delete the file that is in the folder
  7. Reboot your computer

 

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