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Windows 7: WMplayer process

21 Nov 2009   #1
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
WMplayer process

I just noticed in my task manager that wmplayer.exe is starting with my computer, I checked msconfig and its not even under the startup list. anyone know how to stop this process from starting?


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21 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try typing services in the search by the start button. Go to WMP, you can probably take care of it there.
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22 Nov 2009   #3
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I should of said also looked in services and there is no Windows media player or wmp in my services that are set to auto or man, so its a mystery to why its starting up.
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22 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Windows Media Player Network sharing services, is listed in my services and set to automatic. We have the same OS, you should have the same listing. I do not what else to say.

I just typed windows media player in search. Since, I have not done this before, I got the option to make it may default or make it custom. If you could get to WMP otptions and make sure it is not your default it may stop it from starting automatically.
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22 Nov 2009   #5
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes i have windows media player network sharing set to disabled, I have winamp and vlc for my default players, Someone told me to look under sync center but there is nothing there for wmp to sync to.. im lost.
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22 Nov 2009   #6
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

If you really do mean "wmplayer.exe" then its the same old bug as Vista.

You try to use WMP but it doesn't open, you then notice its already running in Task-Man, kill it then run WMP.

I ain't sure what causes this but it hardly happens to me now (Vista) I assume the Service Pack fixed or mostly fixes it LOL.
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22 Nov 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try task scheduler Windows Media Sharing, maybe that is something. This is new to me, I am guessing just the way you are. But, hopefully 2 minds are better than one.
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22 Nov 2009   #8
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

Just for info, I never have or let anything to do with WMP Sharing or Networking run, so that would not be the cause for me but as I said it hardly ever happens now.
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