Thursday, March 19, 2009

How to Install Windows Media Player 11 Without WGA Validation

Windows Media Player 11 is available for free download officially at Microsoft website, However, If you are having trouble installing Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 because of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) check failure here is an simple trick to bypass the WGA installation.

  1. Download Windows Media Player 11 installer from official website here.
  2. Download and install Winrar.
  3. Right-click the downloaded file wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe and choose Extract to wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe/ from Winrar/Winzip shell context-menu.
  4. Now, open the extracted folder - wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu, and delete the WGA file LegitLibM.dll.
  5. Now, launch wmfdist11.exe and install the media player runtimes.
  6. Once runtime setup is completed launch the WMP11 setup wizard by executing - wmp11.exe and complete the setup process.
  7. Enjoy, using your Windows Media Player 11.


  1. its so simple and very clever !!
    thanks mate,good job :)

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  4. Thank you a million! It's so easy! God bless u, Techack...:-))

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