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Power Toy(s)?

By codeseven
Jan 9, 2003
  1. I want to download Windows Media Player 9.0 Final from the Microsoft site but I noticed 'caution,Power Toy must be downloaded first'. It looks like Power Toy(s) consists of several 'tools'. Which Power Toy are thay talking about? all of them? Thanks
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Power toys is a collection of utilities not "officially" supported by microsoft that have been around since win 95 I believe. I downloaded WMP 9 last night but didnt get anything about power toys when I did.
     
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    do you have a link to this caution?
     
  4. codeseven

    codeseven TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Sorry guys,I dont know how to show links. Go to MS front page,under 'downloads' it gives you a link to 'WMP 9 Final',go to 'release notes','installing the player',down at the bottom of that page is the 'caution notes'.
     
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    This is what that is refering to:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/player/readme.aspx#installing

     
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    I think what that means is that if you had WMP9 beta or a RC version previously, then you would need to download that Power Toy in order to keep from losing ratings and play counts.
     
  7. codeseven

    codeseven TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Thanks for the explanation. I've got version 8.0 so I wont need to download any Power Toy before I update to 9.0,right?
     
  8. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Not as far as I can see. WMP 8 doesn't have that feature.
     
  9. codeseven

    codeseven TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Thanks Storm,your always a great help.

    codeseven
     
  10. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    no problem, always glad to help whenever I can
     
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