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Windows Media Player/Center Can't Play .WMV On New Install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 RTM

Windows Media Player/Center Can't Play .WMV On New Install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 RTM

For some reason my week old install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM can't play .WMV files via Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center. When I double click on a .WMV file, Windows Media Player opens, and says "Media changing" in its HUD. I then get a pop up that reads:

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Guest [Entry]

thanks bro i had the same problem and same sound card and it was driving me crazy, i figured out instead of reinstalling you can just go to sound in control panel and when you click it, it will say its not performing properly do you want to disable enhanced functions click yes to that. Now media centre works fine THANK YOU.
Guest [Entry]

I uninstalled and reinstalled my Creative Audigy 2's drivers. That fixed WMP playback. I have no idea why things played fine in other applications. Go figure.