Media Player doesn’t start in IE8 When Clicking on Links containing .avi, asf, ,wmv, mpg, mpeg,

When I moved to Win7 I noticed that any Links that contained a URL with
.wmv, mpg, mpeg, avi,

Why I didn’t have a clue I did some looking and I found this answer:
>>>>>>>>>>>Microsoft Answer was. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
To resolve this behavior, reregister the Wmpdxm.dll file.
To do this, follow these steps:
1.At a command prompt, type one of the following commands:
•%systemroot%\system32
•c:\windows\system32
2.At a command prompt, type the following command:
regsvr32.exe wmpdxm.dll
3.Start Registry Editor. Verify that the following registry key points to the correct path and file name for the (Default) value:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95}\InprocServer32
Typically, the registry key points to the following path and file name:
C:\Windows\System32\Wmpdxm.dll
 >>>>>> End of Microsoft Answer <<<<<<<<

However I found that didn’t work
Looking around I found a post from Charles_Flook
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7pictures/thread/12fd4dd3-344b-4f5e-9201-ccaf2eefae13

And he suggested this which worked.

Open up notepad.exe
past the below into notepad and save as a MediaPlayerFix.reg file and open.
(allow it to make the changes)

>>>>>>>>>> MediaPlayerFix.reg <<<<<<<<<<<<<
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi]
@=”WMP11.AssocFile.AVI”
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.asf]
@=”WMP11.AssocFile.ASF”
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wmv]
@=”WMP11.AssocFile.WMV”
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg]
@=”WMP11.AssocFile.MPG
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg]
@=”WMP11.AssocFile.MPEG
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> End <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Then any links that end in the .avi, asf, ,wmv, mpg, mpeg, wiill open media Player.
Thanks Charles_Flook
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