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Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility issues

  1. #1


    Susie Guest

    Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility issues

    I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there is a
    Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of Windows
    Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    Microsoft web site"

    Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming VERY
    frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    --
    Susie x

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  3. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility issues

    I would guess some app is trying to install the wrong version of Media
    Player. You could run the Installer clean up utility, which would list
    things installed, and allow you to remove any that have to do with Media
    Player.
    290301 - Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301
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    "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9F245261-205B-49A5-804D-F97081ACB7F1@xxxxxx

    > I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there is
    > a
    > Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of Windows
    > Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    > version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    > Microsoft web site"
    >
    > Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming
    > VERY
    > frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    > --
    > Susie x

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  4. #3


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility issues


    Yeah - what Mark said - what exactly are you trying to install here?

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    "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9F245261-205B-49A5-804D-F97081ACB7F1@xxxxxx

    > I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there is
    > a
    > Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of Windows
    > Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    > version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    > Microsoft web site"
    >
    > Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming
    > VERY
    > frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    > --
    > Susie x

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    SG Guest

    Re: Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility issues

    Hi Mark,

    Possibly this?
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/archi.../02/14743.aspx

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    SG

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    "Mark L. Ferguson" <MarkLFerguson@xxxxxx> wrote in
    message news:1BB49816-7B4D-436A-8D29-C51DAF8C3EB2@xxxxxx

    >I would guess some app is trying to install the wrong version of Media
    >Player. You could run the Installer clean up utility, which would list
    >things installed, and allow you to remove any that have to do with Media
    >Player.
    > 290301 - Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301
    > --
    > Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    > interface.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    > .
    >
    > "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9F245261-205B-49A5-804D-F97081ACB7F1@xxxxxx

    >> I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there is
    >> a
    >> Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of Windows
    >> Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    >> version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    >> Microsoft web site"
    >>
    >> Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming
    >> VERY
    >> frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    >> --
    >> Susie x
    >

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  6. #5


    Susie Guest

    Re: Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility iss

    Thanks Mark, shall give it a try in the morning - is it quite easy for a
    novice ??

    It is affecting quite a few things but particularly when I've been trying to
    watch 'catch-up' TV via ITV.com plus I have been unable to watch any
    downloaded videos not can I watch anything in the Media Centre.
    --
    Susie x


    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > I would guess some app is trying to install the wrong version of Media
    > Player. You could run the Installer clean up utility, which would list
    > things installed, and allow you to remove any that have to do with Media
    > Player.
    > 290301 - Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301
    > --
    > Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    > interface.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    > .
    >
    > "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9F245261-205B-49A5-804D-F97081ACB7F1@xxxxxx

    > > I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there is
    > > a
    > > Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of Windows
    > > Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    > > version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    > > Microsoft web site"
    > >
    > > Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming
    > > VERY
    > > frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    > > --
    > > Susie x
    >

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  7. #6


    Susie Guest

    Re: Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility iss

    Hi there, yes when I bought it akreadt had Vista and I've recently updated
    with Vista Service Pack 1 (I think)
    --
    Susie x


    "SG" wrote:

    > Hi Mark,
    >
    > Possibly this?
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/archi.../02/14743.aspx
    >
    > --
    > All the best,
    > SG
    >
    > Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    > https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
    >
    > "Mark L. Ferguson" <MarkLFerguson@xxxxxx> wrote in
    > message news:1BB49816-7B4D-436A-8D29-C51DAF8C3EB2@xxxxxx

    > >I would guess some app is trying to install the wrong version of Media
    > >Player. You could run the Installer clean up utility, which would list
    > >things installed, and allow you to remove any that have to do with Media
    > >Player.
    > > 290301 - Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301
    > > --
    > > Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
    > > interface.
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    > > Mark L. Ferguson
    > > .
    > >
    > > "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > > news:9F245261-205B-49A5-804D-F97081ACB7F1@xxxxxx

    > >> I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there is
    > >> a
    > >> Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of Windows
    > >> Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    > >> version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    > >> Microsoft web site"
    > >>
    > >> Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming
    > >> VERY
    > >> frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    > >> --
    > >> Susie x
    > >
    >
    >

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  8. #7


    Susie Guest

    Re: Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility iss

    Thanks
    Mainly trying to watch catch-up programmes on ITV.com plus it wont let me
    watch anything in the Media Centre, not even pre-installed videos etc.
    --
    Susie x


    "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:

    >
    > Yeah - what Mark said - what exactly are you trying to install here?
    >
    > --
    > Speaking for myself only.
    > See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    > --
    > "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9F245261-205B-49A5-804D-F97081ACB7F1@xxxxxx

    > > I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there is
    > > a
    > > Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of Windows
    > > Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    > > version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    > > Microsoft web site"
    > >
    > > Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming
    > > VERY
    > > frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    > > --
    > > Susie x
    >

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  9. #8


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Windows Media Technologies is blocked due to compatibility iss


    That is a good description of what you are trying to do here. The specific
    error message that you have received will come about when an application
    attempts to install an old version of Windows Media onto your Vista system.

    Thus my specific question is: what specific application are you trying to
    install here? Why are you trying to install that application?

    Can you run the Windows Media Player that is already on your system?

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    "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9FB0DAFD-FA09-4D0C-AAFA-CBB003D097C4@xxxxxx

    > Thanks
    > Mainly trying to watch catch-up programmes on ITV.com plus it wont let me
    > watch anything in the Media Centre, not even pre-installed videos etc.
    > --
    > Susie x
    >
    >
    > "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> Yeah - what Mark said - what exactly are you trying to install here?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Speaking for myself only.
    >> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights.
    >> --
    >> "Susie" <Susie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:9F245261-205B-49A5-804D-F97081ACB7F1@xxxxxx

    >> > I've been having the above problem for some weeks but its saying there
    >> > is
    >> > a
    >> > Solution available. The description reads:- "This version of
    >> > Windows
    >> > Media Technologies is incompatible with or has been superseded by this
    >> > version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the
    >> > Microsoft web site"
    >> >
    >> > Being very new to this, I can't seem find the solution and its becoming
    >> > VERY
    >> > frustrating - can anyone help me PLEASE !!
    >> > --
    >> > Susie x
    >>


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