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When I try to update WMP, I get the following error message:

An unexpected error has occured. Setup was not able to detect any Windows Media updates. Please try again later.

I am on Windows 7 64 bit. WMP version is 12.0.7601.17514

What causes this, and how do I fix it?

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WMP 12 is the latest version of WMP for Windows 7. That's the reason this error - there are no available updates for WMP, because you already have the latest version. Even if there's a newer build, there is no reason updating WMP anyway. –  amiregelz Jul 29 '12 at 0:39
    
@amiregelz no this error will not occur when you have latest version. Then it will say you have already latest version of WMP –  avirk Jul 29 '12 at 0:58
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Can you look into the event log and post any errors that have been logged there ? –  HackToHell Jul 29 '12 at 1:48

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