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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB972145

“Internet Explorer” is mentioned in several UI phrases for Windows Media Player even though you disable Internet Explorer in Windows Vista

Consider the following scenario:

  • On a computer that is running Windows Vista, you disable Internet Explorer in the Set Program Access and Computer Defaults settings.
  • You select the Express configuration when you run Windows Media Player for the first time.

However, “Internet Explorer” is still mentioned in several user interface (UI) phrases in Windows Media Player even though Internet Explorer is disabled.

For example, “Internet Explorer” is mentioned in the following UI phrases:

UI location: Tools – Options – Security – Security Zone
UI phrase: “The Player uses Internet Explorer Security zone settings to display Web content, such as that provided in the Guide and online stores.”

UI location: Tools – Options – Privacy – Cookies
UI phrase: “The Player uses Internet Explorer to communicate connection and logging information to servers when streaming content and is used by content providers to provide services. Modifying your cookie settings will affect the content you can access.”

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB972145.

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