Microsoft has released Windows Media Player 11 (WMP 11) beta which is available for direct full download from Windows Media Player Download page (no validation required), or Microsoft Download Center (WGA validation required – for ways to bypass WGA validation, visit here). However, even if you managed to download Windows Media Player 11, there is a built-in WGA that check whether your Windows is genuine or not when trying to install as WMP 11 is designated by Microsoft for users running genuine Microsoft products or genuine Windows.

If you failed the WGA validation when installing Windows Media Player 11, you will get the following error message:

Setup cannot continue
One or more of the following problem has occurred during Setup.

Windows Genuine Advantage Validation

Setup was unable to validate that your copy of Windows is genuine. Click Finish to close setup and navigate your web browser to the Windows Genuine Advantage Website for additional information.

The best way to get Windows Media Player 11 beta to install, of course, is to get the Windows validated. However, for whatever reasons, if you still still want to install WMP11, there are workaround ways to bypass and disable the WGA validation check during setup installation process: (Not valid for the latest WMP11 final gold product, which need a crack legitlibM.dll. Visit here or comment 76 for crack instruction.)

  1. Download WMP11 from the Microsoft website stated above.
  2. Download WinRAR and install WinRAR extraction tool.
  3. Extract the WMP11 installer by using WinRAR or PowerArchiver to a directory (e.g. wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu). You can right click on the setup file and choose any Extract option or launch the extraction utility and choose the WMP11 setup file to extract it.
  4. Download legitlib.dll_CRACKED.rar (legitlib.dll contained in RAR archive) and extract it.
  5. Copy the extracted legitlib.dll and paste legitlib.dll into the extracted directory of WMP11 installer. Overwrite any existing file.
  6. Run setup_wm.exe by double clicking.
  7. Install Windows Media Player 11 Beta accordingly

If you still having validation error, try to replace both LegitCheckControl.dll in \Windows\System32 directory and legitlib.dll. Cracked and patched version of LegitCheckControl.dll and legitlib.dll can be downloaded Windows_Media_Player_11_Crack.rar (links obsolete, check out crack method for WMP11 RTM Final or use registry hack to install).

Alternatively, some users reported that by split WMP11 installer into several setup components, it’s about to install Windows Media Player 11 proper bypassing the WGA validation:

  1. Same as above, extract WMP11 installer using WinRAR or PowerArchiver from wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe
  2. In the extraction folder, install (run) wmp11.exe and then restart Windows.
  3. Next, again in the extraction folder, install umdf.exe, wmdbexport.exe and wmfdist11.exe and then restart Windows.
  4. Using WinRAR or PowerArchiver, extract the contents of wmp11.exe
  5. Locate the update folder from the extraction from wmp11.exe and run update.exe inside the update folder.

If the above steps are not working and Windows Media Player 11 won’t play properly, try the following instructions:

  1. Rename wmplayer.exe in C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\ folder to any other file name.
  2. Extract wmp11.exe which located inside your first WMP11 installer extracted folder.
  3. Locate wmplayer.exe from extracted wmp11.exe folder and copy it to the C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\ folder.

It seems like there are many different sequences and steps to achieve the installation of WMP11 without WGA, another one as follow:

  1. Extract wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe
  2. Execute wmp11.exe from the extracted folder, and follow the instruction to install.
  3. Execute wmfdist11.exe and follow the instruction to install.
  4. Extract wmp11.exe
  5. Execute unregmp2 from the wmp11.exe extracted folder.

Or else, there are cracked or hacked version of no WGA Windows Media Player 11 installer where you can install WMP 11 straight away, even on non-genuine Windows XP or OS with validation errors or invalid product key. Download patched no-WGA Windows Media Player 11 Beta build 11.0.5358.4827 (links obsolete, visit download final RTM release of WMP11 and workaround to install WMP11). Extract the zip file and run setup_wm.exe to install WMP11 proper.

Above is WMP11 application specific way to crack WGA in order to download and install WMP11, another way is, of course, to make your Windows genuine.

Latest: Visit here for updated ways to install Windows Media Player 11 Final bypass WGA genuine Windows validation check or comment 76 for easy bypass method.

Disclaimer: All information on this page is for educational and informational purpose only. Please contact Microsoft if you’re having problem with genuine windows validation or purchase a new license.