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: ( If you still having validation error, try to replace both Legit Check in \Windows\System32 directory and
However, I refuse to allow any tentacle of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) to touch my machine.
If you wish to install WMP 11 on your Windows XP machine, there’s an easy way to do it without requiring WGA validation. This tutorial works with either WMP 9 or version 10 as a starting base. Just click the Finish button and continue to set up your new version of WMP. You now have WMP 11 installed, all without the potential headaches of dealing with WGA.
First of all, there’s no need to download version 11 from Microsoft’s web site. Of course, there’s no guarantee that this method will always work.
All you have to do is launch your existing version of WMP (9 or 10), go to the Tools menu, and Check for Updates. Microsoft may issue an update that re-activates the WGA tool, or they may change the installation procedure. Please let me know if the comments if this method no longer works.
WMP will launch an update window, download a small 1 MB file, then begin downloading WMP 11.
While the file that is downloading comes with a WGA utility, fear not. Just sit back and wait while WMP downloads and installs. The next step is Alright folks, it’s time to fail WGA validation! Launch the new version of Windows Media Player and prepare to validate.
When it finishes, it may give you a notification that the installation failed.
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.