To remove Microsoft DRM from Windows XP SP2 (*.dll's will not die)
(source unknown, untested)
Copy this to a text file and Save as
RemoveDRM.cmd i.e. in the main
del C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\npdrmv2.dll del C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\npwmsdrm.dll del "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\npdrmv2.dll" del "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\npwmsdrm.dll"
Note: This will not work in Win XP inside the RUN command prompt window.
- Reboot, then keep hitting the
F8key until the SAFE MODE pops up.
- Select SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT
cd C:\with one space between
- Once at the naked
C:\prompt, type the name of the above file that you saved:
- Repeat step 3 above and you should receive a message that the files you just deleted cannot be found.
- Kiss the Microsoft DRM goodbye
Exit back to Win XP and the files are gone in both locations mentioned above.
If it didn't work, run a SEARCH of your pc for the above two files and adjust the four del command lines above to reflect actual location.