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Windows 7: WMPSideShowGadget.exe - what's that?

02 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
WMPSideShowGadget.exe - what's that? SOLVED

After last update I think, WMPsideshowgadget.exe and WMPlayer.exe is started on boot, and I can't find a way to stop that. I have no Gadgets running at all.

Problem is, when I recieve an email with a video-file attached and play it directly from Windows Live Mail, then WLM freezes until CTRL+ALT+DEL and shut WMPSideShowGadget.exe down this way.

Any idea to stop this from loading at boot?

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02 Dec 2009   #2

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Easily, Download CCleaner from the link at the bottom, go to the Advanced Tab, and Startup, and delete the " WMPSideShowGadget.exe " from boot, and any other program you don't want to boot up with your machine.

Download CCleaner 2.26.1050 -
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02 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Erhm ... where is the advanced tab you wrote about?

In the normal startup shown in CCCleaner there is absolutely nothing about WMPSideShowGadget.exe or WMPlayer.exe. Please guide me a little further. TIA.

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02 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

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02 Dec 2009   #5

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

My bad , I'm not on my PC atm, you are i the right tab tho, but not sure why its not turning up in the startup.

Have a look in Task Scheduler in Computer management, under Windows> Sideshow.

Should ahve some option under that, maybe you have extra options, since mine does not auto start.
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02 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition

Try typing "msconfig" under the start menu search box. Look under the startup tab for anything that looks like sideshow.

Good Luck
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02 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

WMPsideshowgadget.exe is running because you have Logitech G15 keyboard.

If you wand disable it, go to Control Panel -> Windows SideShow and disable Logitech items (and every else if you want disable that process).

I have also disabled every scheduled SideShow task. And from gpedit.msc i disabled whole SideShow. But really it's enought that you disable those item via control panel.

I can't now remember how i disable WMPlayer.exe. If i remember right i disabled offline files, not sure. But try, offline files is useless feature if you don't use it.
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03 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You're right, Juffe. That did the trick, and as SideShowGadget now is not in use, WMPlayer is not starting upon boot either

+1 rep is send to you!
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