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Windows 7: Windows Media Player EXTREME CPU and Memory consumption

09 Dec 2009   #1
Uzi

 
 
Windows Media Player EXTREME CPU and Memory consumption

I have Windows 7 64 bit here.
Windows Media Player has been behaving very badly and I'm desperate for help.
I want to uninstall the damn appliation but cant' even see a way to do so in
Uninstall programs.

Here is what it is doing now. right now in taskmanger wmplayer32 is eating up nearly
2 gigabytes of RAM. My system has 4 installed. 78 percent of my total RAM is consumed by Win 7 due to media center.
CPU usage goes totally ape and swaps to 100 percent on one core and 50 percent
and higher overall with both cores.

I can get control of my pc which as you can imagine slows to a crawl, by opening
task manager and attempting to kill the damn windows media center and player process's.

THis usually terminates the problem and I get the RAM back and CPU averages the normal few percent.
However if I open media center again to say watch TV it goes ape**** again.

I've never been a fan of MS Media center and of course always used VLC and the ilk to watch vids. However when I migrated to Windows 7 the media center crap was more or less forced on me.

If I can find a fix I'll keep it but if not I'm far more inclined to totally remove
all of MS MEdia center from Win 7 if at all possilbe. IT is a nightmare sytem hog and
a poorly behaved app.
Course that comes back to my first statement I CAN"T FIND A WAY TO REMOVE THE GD MEDIA CENTER.

HELP.


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09 Dec 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Go to Start > Run, and type optionalfeatures

Expand the Multimedia section an uninstall it here.
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09 Dec 2009   #3
gregrocker

 

How to disable wmpnscfg.exe and wmpnetwk.exe. | Dotnetwizard.net | MyDNW.com

I run the batch file in Step 2 on all machines that are not going to stream media over the network.

It's the only way to keep wmpnetwk turned off that I've found.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Excellent I like that,

wmpnscfg.exe, I could never stop it from loading in Task Manager

Now could you tell me hoe to get rid of mobsync from loading?
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09 Dec 2009   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Excellent I like that,

wmpnscfg.exe, I could never stop it from loading in Task Manager

Now could you tell me hoe to get rid of mobsync from loading?
I think that is the Offline Files service I shut off on any Ultimate install done.

It is a synch service which runs all time time synch'ing files until it is disabled in All Programs/Accessories/Synch Center/Manage Offline Files, Control Panel and Services.

Whackamole.
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09 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

OK, I've disabled offline files in Sync Center,need to restart but i';m sure it will work.

Thanks very much Greg.
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09 Dec 2009   #7
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
OK, I've disabled offline files in Sync Center,need to restart but i';m sure it will work.

Thanks very much Greg.
Hope it stays off.

Check All Programs>Administrative Tools>Services, too
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09 Dec 2009   #8
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, I turned that off long ago, that's why I couldn't understand why it still showed up'

Thanks again.
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09 Dec 2009   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service in the services.msc
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09 Dec 2009   #10
Uzi

 
 

Thanks for the replies

I think with using some of the above suggestions I got Media Center back under control

First I disabled it .. rebooted .
Then I renabled and used that batch file link above and disabled Media Player Network sharing service.

So far, So good. CPU whilst watching TV feed from my Tuner box 14 percent and RAM usage hasn't gone
bonkers ....yet.

Crossing fingers.
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