I am now documenting the same steps on my main laptop. This allows us to revert back in case the installation procedure goes horrid or if it causes system instability.
It’s just that the software constantly updates my library and I don’t like that at all.
Here, I will go over how to ‘downgrade’ to WMP11 in Windows 7.
The constant update issue of WMP12 in the Windows 7 RC seems to have been fixed in the retail version of the operating system.
Although I cannot clearly say for sure, both of my home computers seem to be doing fine when I added my music library to it. Whenever I add a new music album to a monitored folder, WMP12 quickly adds the new items to my library. Therefore, there really isn’t any incentive for actually following through with this guide anymore.
Immediately afterwards, it stops with the update and everything returns to normal! By downgrading back to WMP11, I shouldn’t have to worry about the constant hard drive access WMP12 causes.
I’m really hoping that it’s just a bug in the Windows 7 RC beta because a lot of people are complaining about this as well.
Although this is a small issue for users who don’t have a large music library, it certainly is for users who do and I am one of those user. I have followed it step by step in my Windows 7 virtual machine and everything worked perfectly. Before doing anything, create a system restore point!
Alright, so I’ve been using Foo Bar as my main music player in Windows 7 for quite some time now.
It served me great and I couldn’t be happier with it beside one very important feature that I just couldn’t get it to do for me.
That is the ability to allow me to browse my entire music library by album cover.
While I believe it is possible by downloading third-party plugin’s and messing around in some configuration file, I just want something that works out of the box.