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Windows 7: media centre randomly starting on It,s own

11 Mar 2012   #1
busboy

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
media centre randomly starting on It,s own

Hi all i have just started getting a problem with media centre starting up randomly on it,s own for months i had it starting via a basic task in task scheduler in full screen in the morning , I have just done a clean install of windows 7ultimate reset the basic task and it worked for 2 days now yesterday it is randomly starting on it,s own strange i am not doing anything on the computer it just starts in full screen i deleted the basic task but it still doing it searched the internet for any help and most are telling me how to disable wmc but that,s not want i want i need to find what is triggering it to start


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11 Mar 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Launch Windows Media Center and navigate to Tasks>Settings>General>Startup & Windows Behavior and uncheck Start WMC when Windows starts.

You can also click Start and type msconfig in the Search field. Press Enter to open System Configuration. Click the Services tab and uncheck Windows Media Center.
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11 Mar 2012   #3
busboy

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
media centre randomly starting on It,s own

Hi thanks for the quick reply the box in media centre was not checked in, the services tab the only boxes relating to windows media centre are scheduler services and receiver service
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11 Mar 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Navigate to Start>Control Panel>Programs>Programs & Features>Turn Windows Features On Or Off and disable Windows Media Center.

Restart your computer then go back and re-enable WMC if you want to continue using it.

Other than that, WMC may be auto-updating or a specific service or driver is calling for WMC to start.

You might want to check in Event Viewer and see what is going on there.
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11 Mar 2012   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Go to the task scheduler and look in the Microsoft -> Windows -> Media Center section, and look at mcupdate and mcupdate_scheduled. Make sure neither have "wake the computer to run this task" in the conditions tab.
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