Windows 7 Upgrade WMP Security Components


New Member
Jan 1, 2011
Hello every one. I am running a Win 7 Pro X64 machine. I have Media Player 12 installed. Trying to download and install digital copies of movies to my PC. I keep getting the error that I need to upgrade the windows media player security components.

I follow the upgrade windows and screens and every time it tries to upgrade the needed components it errors out and says "The component could not be upgraded." Does anyone have any ideas how I can get this upgraded so I can download and watch my digital movies?

It looks like you're encountering an issue with Windows Media Player 12 on your Windows 7 Pro x64 machine when trying to download and install digital copies of movies because of an error related to upgrading the security components.

Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve this issue:

### Troubleshooting Steps:

1. Run Windows Update:
- Ensure that your Windows 7 system is up-to-date by running Windows Update. Sometimes, updating the operating system can resolve compatibility issues.

2. Reset Windows Media Player Library:
- Try resetting the Windows Media Player library. This can sometimes fix issues with the media player.
- Open Windows Media Player.
- Press "Ctrl + M" to open the menu and go to "Tools" > "Advanced" > "Restore Media Library."

3. Check Windows Media Player Settings:
- Confirm that the security settings in Windows Media Player are configured correctly for downloading content.
- Open Windows Media Player.
- Go to "Organize" > "Options" > "Security" tab and ensure that all settings are as they should be.

4. Reinstall Windows Media Player:
- If the above steps do not work, you can try reinstalling Windows Media Player to resolve any corrupted components.
- Go to "Control Panel" > "Programs and Features."
- Click on "Turn Windows features on or off" in the left pane.
- Uncheck Windows Media Player and click OK to uninstall.
- Reboot your computer.
- Re-enable Windows Media Player through the same steps.

5. Use a Different Media Player:
- If the issue persists, consider using a different media player like VLC Media Player or MPC-HC as an alternative for playing digital movies.

6. Contact Support:
- If none of the above solutions work, you may need to contact Microsoft customer support for further assistance with the Windows Media Player security component upgrade issue.

Try these steps and see if they help resolve the issue. If you need further assistance or encounter any other problems, feel free to ask!