wmploc.dll version number

I cannot use the windows media player with my Vista home premium system.  The following message appears: the file wmploc.dll has the version number of 11.0.6002.18111 where 11.0.6002.18065 was expected. Windows media player is not installed properly and must be reinstalled. 

The windows media player comes installed with the Vista system and cannot be reinstalled.  I have already used the sfc/scannow process.  That solves the problem, but it creates another problem with the Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5.SP1 set-up.  Therefore I used the restore function and reset the system again.  Microsoft Framework 3.5.SP1 is working now again, but the windows media player doesn't work now again.

Depending on what is easier to fix, it appears I can try to fix the windows media player problem or attempt to fix the Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5.SP1 problem.

If possible I would like to address the window media player problem only. I have tried to use the suggestion with the prompt command. Unregmp2.exe/updatewmpversion.  That does not work.

After updating WMP you an error from wmploc.dll about the version number being
incorrect - see this 1st

Do these in the order listed even if you have done some before - please do not skip anything.

Did you recently install another player?

Right Click Taskbar - Processes and see if WMPlayer.exe is already running hidden. If so end
process on it.


That sfc causes issues with Net Framework is unusual - you might want to re-install Net Framework.

Net Framework 3.5 SP1



Do these to clear corruption and repair/replace damaged/missing system files.

Run DiskCleanup - Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup

Start - type in Search box -  COMMAND   find at top of list -  RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

sfc /scannow

How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe)
program generates in Windows Vista cbs.log

Then run checkdisk - schedule it to run at next start and then Apply OK your way out then restart.

How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista


Have you recently added Window Blinds or ANY Stardock application?

Are you using 64 bit Vista?

Can you think of the last things you did in WMP which may have been the cause? Have you
added another player recently or an addon for WMP?

When I try to use Windows Media Player 11, the program does not start, or some UI elements
are blank - a Mr Fixit

Maybe something here
and here

Check the WMP11 info here

Do this to reregister the Jscript.dll and Vbscript.dll files.

Start - type in Search box -  COMMAND   find at top of list -  RIGHT CLICK  -  RUN AS ADMIN

type in or copy and paste ->    regsvr32 jscript.dll     
Hit enter

type in or copy and paste ->    regsvr32 vbscript.dll
Hit Enter

Reboot and hopefully it will run now.

Hope this helps.

Rob - Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 1,117 Applies to: