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Windows 7: Un-install windows media player

15 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Un-install windows media player

Is it possible to do this? I've tried to make Winamp my default, but WMP keeps playing everything/ I've tried dis-associating WMP with all extension through set defaults, but apparently it's not taking.

thanks for any help


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15 Oct 2011   #2

win7 ultimate 32bit

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15 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thank you, however, both links you gave both associate WMP with WMC.

Thank you though,
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15 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Try going to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features\Turn Windows features on or off. See snip.
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EDIT Something esle to try, go to C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files(x86), navigate to Windows Media player folders. In each one rename all .exe files to exe.bak, this should prevent WMP from running, but you may get an error when trying to run a media file about no associated program.

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15 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Windows Media Center - Enable or Disable

Use Option 3 and uncheck the Windows Media Player box.
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16 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I'll just have to deal with it, as one is dependent on the other..

thanks though
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16 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

I also tried to get rid of it for the same exact reason. I got the message about WMC being an integral part of W7.
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