How to Bypass Install Windows Media Player 11

Written by Tech84 on July 16, 2008

Here is my guide in installing Windows Media Player 11 without having to go through that annoying Genuine Windows Validation (WGA) check.

Here’s a step by step tutorial:

Step 1:
Download the Windows Media Player 11 installer from here:

Window Media Player 11

Step 2:
Extract the contents of wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe. Here we use WinRAR .

If you are using WinRaR,

a. Select the downloaded wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe, Right click, then -> Extract files…

b. Click on the OK button.

c. open the wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu folder.

Step 3:
Find and Run the wmfdist11.exe file.

Step 4:
Restart the computer.

Step 5:
Go to the wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu folder again and run the wmp11.exe file.

Step 6:
Restart the computer.

And there you have it, you have installed Windows Media Player 11 without having to go through that annoying Genuine Windows Validation (WGA) check.

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40 Responses to “How to Bypass Install Windows Media Player 11”

  1. Zangetsu says:

    Good one mate ^^

    Works for me

  2. dees says:

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  3. Nagi says:

    Didn’t work for me. Windows Genuine Validation window pops up when trying to run WM11.

  4. tech84 says:

    did you restart your pc first b4 running WM11?

    im surprised bcoz i installed wm11 to lots of PCs already following the steps above and ive never had any problems so far…

  5. juan says:

    it didn’t work for me i restarted the computer twice like it says and i follow all the steps and nothing?

    can install again and keep trying or that was my only chance?

  6. tech84 says:

    unless you have that Windows Genuine Advantage Notification tool which is really annoying, you ust ry installing it again.

    • Hasan Faruk says:

      i have this “Windows Genuine Advantage Notification” coming every time I turn my PC on but ti can do windows updates due to some program my brother installed. I tried installing wmp11 lyk u posted but it asks me to validate when i try to open it. is this because of that “Windows Genuine Advantage Notification”? can i not install it like u said here?

  7. lint says:

    worked for me! thanks

  8. bluegreenvn says:

    great, worked for me! thanks

  9. YO says:

    it doesn’t work for me when i try to listen a song it says abot wga

  10. cool+ says:

    didnt work for me

  11. eLLegarden9 says:

    yo tnx for the tricks..

    it really works!

  12. Brooke says:

    Hey, It worked for me 🙂 I’m so happy now I can stream music from my computer to my 360 🙂 thanks alot!!

  13. Amar says:

    thanks dude…!

  14. Awesome says:

    This worked where others ( failed. u rock, man!

  15. Rohit says:


  16. iceman says:

    thank man!!!! It does work for me, you rock man!!! keep i t up………

  17. Fiquu says:

    OMG it worked thnx sooo sooo much! 😀 ur the best

  18. purushottam says:

    I am personally of the view that there are big idiots , bigger idiots;and worst idiots–I think i belong to the last stated as I had to struggle to have Win Media Player 11 installed–even with all your help !!!!But I am a skilled organic medicine chemist and would want to return favours…..You are Bill Gates for me man!!!This is THE ONLY SITE which helped; I tried ‘my digital life’ with no use…;Thanks a TON Man!!!!I waz struggling continuously for 2 weeks B4 I hit your site….

  19. purushottam says:

    BTW who are you ???–a group of indiv’s or a single person ??

  20. duucktape says:

    HELP!!! mines doesnt work when i open windows media player again… it still asks for validation

  21. Jake says:

    Many thanks man! you help me a lot! 🙂

  22. Ramanathan says:

    this trick is good. But At first time is failed for me. Then I installed other files umdf, wmdbexport, wmfdist11 before installing wmp11 surprisingly it works for me without restart. Dudes for those who not working try this out.

  23. Abhishek says:

    worked thanks

  24. Erkki says:

    Worked with TinyXP !

  25. sharwin says:

    did not work it still asks me for a validation

  26. mahdi says:

    please if you could contact me by email and help me with this in further detail it would be much appreciated. i tried twice and it didnt work and now i am unable to play any music. I have tried downloading wmp10 but it gave me an error. Please ive tried everything if you could just help me.

  27. VSrha says:

    Worked Perfectly.Awesome.Man You Rock.Screw wikihow.

  28. Jocke says:

    I gotta be dumb or something because it didn’t work me, tried like 6 times, different ways all time, and now I can’t even reinstall WMP9 🙁 plz email me for help =)

  29. Kid says:

    It was like magic, I had tried many many ways before but with out success… you must be a genius or a Microsoft developer. will this method work for other packages which ask for validation?? anyway thanks a lot…

  30. Speedy says:

    if anyone wants cracked windows media player 11, just download this 1, i precracked it to pass the genuine validation, when it asks for validation just click validate and continue installing, no probs at all!


  31. Maya says:

    OMG, thanks! Worked like a charm!

  32. ebomb says:

    didn’twork speedy, error installing.

  33. Tech84 says:

    I do not recommend downloading installers from other sources. I only advise to download from the link in the post above to avoid any possible problems in the future.

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  35. RAM says:

    Thanks it worked for me.

  36. Jqake says:

    You are awesome, my man! Thanks a lot!

  37. Gold Saravana says:

    Thanks for ur help………..

  38. emergencycase says:

    Worked like a charm! Thank you!

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