Microsoft has released new version of Windows media player and Internet explorer for its new generation OS, Windows 7. The new Windows media player 12 is specially designed for Windows Vista and Windows 7. So for now its not possible to run Windows media player 12 on Windows XP. Actually the new WMP 12 is almost similar to Windows media player 11 which is now freely available for download. However, if you want Windows media player 12 in your Windows XP system, here is a solution. One Deviantart user has manged to extract Windows media player 12 resource files and made it available for Windows XP users.
Microsoft Windows media player 12 :
Windows media player 12 features:
Windows media player 12 has a new attractive toolbar design and compact menu structure. It can be used to burn or rip music disc, purchase music online, organize media files, sync from other music sources etc.
The sound quality of Windows media player 12 is very similar to that of WMP 11. So installing the player in Windows XP won’t make much difference. Checkout this post if you want improve sound quality of your Windows media player using another method.
How to install Windows media player 12 for Windows Vista/XP :
Download the following ZIP file. It contains two folders. From which , transfer wmploc.dll to your Windowssystem32 folder and the other one to program files folder .
Download Windows media player 12 for Windows Vista/XP.
( This file was removed as it contained a virus)
The Windows media player 11 was earlier available only for Windows Vista. Later Microsoft released it free for all genuine Windows XP users. So if you are genuine Windows XP user, chances are high for an official Windows XP compatible version any time soon.