Windows 7 windows 7 mp3 fix!


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Jan 13, 2009
hi guys! installed windows 7 without a hitch went very smoothly and everything works so far! my problem is i cant seem to install the mp3 hotfix released by Microsoft to stop the corruption issues in wmp12 and media centre! i upgraded my windows vista ultimate sp1 to windows 7! every time i run the 32bit patch it says "the update is not applicable to my computer" is it possible the patch was applied when i was upgrading as i was connected to the internet at all times? ive been trying to find evidence that its installed on my machine but with no luck! ive got 100s of mp3,s and dont want to introduce them to the machine and end up corrupting them all!! cheers!

anybody got any ideas please??

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If you're experiencing issues with installing the MP3 hotfix on Windows 7 and encountering the message that the update is not applicable to your computer, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to address this problem:

1. Check for Existing Hotfix Installation:
- To confirm if the hotfix was installed during the upgrade process, you can check the installed updates list in Windows 7.
- Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > View installed updates. Look for the specific hotfix related to MP3 corruption issues.

2. Download and Install the Correct Version:
- Make sure you are downloading the correct version of the hotfix that matches your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) and Windows 7 edition.
- Download the hotfix directly from the official Microsoft website to ensure you have the correct and latest version suited for your system.

3. Run the Hotfix as Administrator:
- Right-click on the hotfix executable and select "Run as administrator" to ensure that you have the necessary permissions to apply the update to your system.

4. Apply Compatibility Settings:
- Try running the hotfix installer in compatibility mode for Windows Vista or another compatible version. Right-click on the installer, go to Properties, and set the compatibility mode.

5. Perform System File Check:
- Run a System File Check (SFC) to scan for and restore corrupted system files that may be preventing the hotfix installation.
- Open Command Prompt as Administrator and run the command: sfc /scannow.

6. Contact Microsoft Support:
- If you are still unable to install the hotfix after trying these steps, consider contacting Microsoft Support for further assistance and guidance.
- They may provide additional troubleshooting steps specific to your situation or offer alternative solutions.

By following these suggestions, you should be able to determine if the hotfix was installed during the upgrade and troubleshoot the issue preventing you from applying the MP3 hotfix on your Windows 7 system successfully.