"Missing Link" <MissingLink@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> But something as peripheral as a media player should not be so integrated
> into an operating system that the O/S cannot work without it.
This is a tangent. It's not about "media player" here, the reinstall
question on hand and lack thereof is about the fundamental design of the
Vista component install system. The same limitation also faces "kernel" or
> As a network
> manager most of my users have no need for a media player for the work they
> but if I were to install Vista I cannot remove it. Windows Vista Business
> should be exactly that.
You probably wanted Windows Vista Business N then.
There's significant overhead associated with randomly pulling out aspects of
a system. If you really want to take your system into your own hands in
such a fashion, I believe there are interesting projects such as vLite and
nLite that would allow you to scratch your itch without imposing massive
additional testing costs upon the various Microsoft teams that would be
involved in your wish list.
> No part of WMP should be a system component. Thank
> you for passing on the feedback, Microsoft would do themselves a big
> if they actually revealed what feedback they had and what they did about
> At the moment most users see little evidence that Redmond are actually
> listening to them unless they are a part of a large multinational
The magnificent scale of users and feedback makes that unwieldy at best.
You would be surprised at how many people simply send in their birthday wish
lists to feedback channels. Nothing to do with Microsoft, just a sweater
that they wanted. Establishing appropriate channels is very important,
responding in some fashion to feedback is important. I try to be a friend.
I am not going to be involved with or listen to feedback on Windows Media
Player being removable or not or part of the operating system as XX wants it
or not, sorry. I am involved on an ongoing basis on providing Compliance
related functionality, and thus these are conversations I am forbidden to be
Thank you for your understanding and respect for my limitations in this
sphere. I will endeavor to make the Windows "N", "KN", and "Set Program
Access and Defaults" functionality work great for you.
Speaking for myself only.
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