KB961367: Windows 7 Beta WMP 12 Corrupt MP3 Bug Fix
A few days ago, we had Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) leaked on torrent sites which was downloaded by thousands of users.
But many of them are not aware that Windows Media Player 12, that comes with Windows 7 has a bug that could erase 2-3 seconds of audio from the beginning of your Mp3. This bug was later confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson and a bug fix, KB961367, has been released for Windows 7.
KB961367 is the first publicibly available Windows 7 Beta update. If you are using Windows 7, and want to protect your MP3 files, follow the tips below given by Microsoft.
Tips to Protect MP3 Files in Windows 7 Beta WMP 12 Corruption Bug
- Before you install this Beta release, back up all MP3 files that might be accessed by the computer, including those on removable media or network shares.
- Install the Beta release of Windows 7; download and install the Update to Windows 7 Beta (KB961367) located on this page.
Download KB961367 for Windows 7 WMP 12 MP3 Bug
KB961367 bug fix is currently only available for MSDN and Technet subscribers. But Windows 7 beta users can still download it from the links below.
For Windows 7 Beta (x86) 32-Bit: update_for_windows_7_beta_x86_kb961367.msu
For Windows 7 Beta (x64) 64-Bit: update_for_windows_7_beta_x64_kb961367.msu