Enable Windows Media Player Taskbar Toolbar in Windows 7

October 22nd, 2011

First thanks Justin Buser found this trick to enable WMP(Windows Media Player) 12 taskbar toolbar in Windows 7

1.Download wmpband.dll from below link .(You can right-click Computer then click Properties to check your Win 7 is 32bit or 64bit)

                                 wmpband-32bit

                                 wmpband-64bit

2.Unzip the .zip file and put wmpband.dll to your C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player

3.Open an Elevated Command Prompt   (Press Yes if prompted by UAC)

4.Run the below 3 commands one by one in your command prompt window

sc stop WMPNetworkSvc
 
regsvr32 "%programfiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll"
 
sc start WMPNetworkSvc

5.Restart your WMP and Minimize it,right click your taskbar to enable taskbar toolbar for Windows Media Player

4 Responses to “Enable Windows Media Player Taskbar Toolbar in Windows 7”

  1. Angel says:

    Hi, THANKS so very much for this guide (and file)
    Just though I should point out that your third command says “sc stop WMPNetworkSvc” instead of “start”, just saying.
    But thanks anyway, it worked perfectly.

  2. ty says:

    Thanks so fucking much i hated it not being there

  3. Ricardo says:

    T3T I tried but it fails with the 2nd command ….

  4. Jimi says:

    THANK YOU! Could never get this working on my previous PC, but got a new laptop and it worked like a dream.

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