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Windows 7: Choose defaults for this program checkboxes grayed out

08 Sep 2010   #1
stlolth

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 
Choose defaults for this program checkboxes grayed out

All checkboxes in the "choose defaults for this program" for WMP are grayed out. How do i get them to respond?


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08 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Have you tried from an adminstrator account?
Have you tried to right click the program and then run as administrator?
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08 Sep 2010   #3
stlolth

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I'm using an administrator account. I can't right click and run as administrator since it's not an installed program but an option in the control panel, the "default programs" option.
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08 Sep 2010   #4
mw2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Maybe there is another media player which does not support the running of Windows Media Player. Try actually running it with your other Media players and see if they ask you to close it down to start up.

Also, a screenshot would be nice!
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08 Sep 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Type media player in search. When it pops up right click. That can be done, I just tested on my own.
Also, try in safe mode and see what happens.
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08 Sep 2010   #6
stlolth

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mw2 View Post
Maybe there is another media player which does not support the running of Windows Media Player. Try actually running it with your other Media players and see if they ask you to close it down to start up.

Also, a screenshot would be nice!
So i go to control panel > default programs > set your default programs > windows media player > choose defaults for this program, and then i see this
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/9697/grayedout.jpg

I can't uncheck any of the associations. I don't have trouble checking them, i want to uncheck them. Anyway, as for other players, i only have winamp installed with no associations.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Type media player in search. When it pops up right click. That can be done, I just tested on my own.
Also, try in safe mode and see what happens.
Yes, that can be done. But that doesn't help me since the associations aren't changed from within WMP but from a setting in control panel.
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30 Nov 2010   #7
gergev

windows 7 65bit
 
 

exact same problem
I can't believe this hasn't been answered or a more common complaint. There is no way I can see to prevent wmp from hijacking file associations
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30 Nov 2010   #8
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gergev View Post
exact same problem
I can't believe this hasn't been answered or a more common complaint. There is no way I can see to prevent wmp from hijacking file associations
What other Media Players do you have installed?
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30 Nov 2010   #9
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this:

1) Open Control Panel

2) Click "Programs":
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3) Click "Default Programs"
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4) Click "Set program access and computer defaults"
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5) Click the chevron for "Custom", and then scroll the list down to "Choose a default media player":
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6) Make the appropriate adjustments, then click OK


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30 Nov 2010   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

What happens when you click 'Select All' then save?
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