Windows Media Player is the most reliable player you can count on to play your songs and movies (except for some video files). But after installing or removing some programs, WMP failed to open when I clicked it. And when I tried to directly open a MP3 file, it would throw me a 'Server execution failed.' message window. So I went to search online for solutions.
Clicking on the first link that I see on the search engine, it brought me to Microsoft Q & A Forum. 3 things it suggested to the other user with the same problem :
- Go to 'Turn Windows Feature on or off' and reinstall WMP
- Stop the WMP Network Sharing Service
- Do some sort of thing with the Command Prompt
Neither of the proposed solutions worked... Luckily, I found a Windows 7 Forum, and a user called 'PsychoBob' gave a simple answer to solve the problem. And this time it actually worked! So here's what he asked to do :
Wala! Now you can use Windows Media Player again!
Note : It is very IMPORTANT that you run Command Prompt as an administrator, or it won't have the rights to read or access files
Reference : PsychoBob, Re: Media Player 12 - "Server execution failed", WINDOWS 7 FORUMS, Retrieved Aug 6 2012 from URL http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/43787-media-player-12-server-execution-failed.html
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