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Windows 7: How can I disable media center?

16 May 2012   #11
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

rdavila09, Arc has given you the correct fix in THIS POST.

you can also use the 'Default Programs' / 'Set your default programs' interface from the startmenu to achieve this globally instead of for individual files as Arc suggests. Click on Windows Media Player and choose, 'Set this program as default'


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16 May 2012   #12
rdavila09

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
haha Ive tried all of that and no luck
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16 May 2012   #13
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hello rdavila09, please elaborate the issue a bit. I am guessing that when you are double clicking any of your media files, it is opening with media center automatically. Right ?

And, you tried this method : Open With - Change Default Program ; which didn't work. Right ?

If so, follow it : Default File Type Associations - Restore , and inform us the results.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
rdavila09, Arc has given you the correct fix in THIS POST.

you can also use the 'Default Programs' / 'Set your default programs' interface from the startmenu to achieve this.
Click on Windows Media Player and choose, 'Set this program as default'
Thanks for supporting it, Shark007 . I also believe that it is the right fix, if followed properly.
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16 May 2012   #14
rdavila09

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdavila09 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
Sorry if I sound dumb but do you mean BSOD? "Blue/Black Screen Of Death" or the Windows Media Center Blue screen?
I had to look up what the BSOD was and no its not that its just the screen for the media center.
Okay. Have you tried ending its task from task manager and then try turning off from control panel?

Also have you clicked yes when this confirmation dialogue comes?
thats the thing I cant even get to this screen
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16 May 2012   #15
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdavila09 View Post

thats the thing I cant even get to this screen
Try the above posts by Shark007 and Arc.
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16 May 2012   #16
rdavila09

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Are the media files like videos and musics opening with media center at double click, and that you dont want ?

Right click on the media file , choose properties in the context menu. Then, look at the resulting window , search for "opens with" and click the change button beside it.

Now change it to your desired program, apply and ok.
thats the thing most of my icons on my desktop including firefox and explore changed to WMC, i'll take a pic of the screen and post it after work. but like I said almost anything I click on bring up the WMC screen
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16 May 2012   #17
rdavila09

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
rdavila09, Arc has given you the correct fix in THIS POST.

you can also use the 'Default Programs' / 'Set your default programs' interface from the startmenu to achieve this globally instead of for individual files as Arc suggests. Click on Windows Media Player and choose, 'Set this program as default'
I'll try this after work
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16 May 2012   #18
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdavila09 View Post
thats the thing most of my icons on my desktop including firefox and explore changed to WMC, i'll take a pic of the screen and post it after work. but like I said almost anything I click on bring up the WMC screen
Now it is clear .

Not the programs, but the exe files too. Really a tough situation. As an inbuilt service, you cannot uninstall Media Center, but disabling media center will not fix your issue. Try these steps one by one.

  1. Try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker first. If failed,
  2. Try a System Restore to an earlier date that the problem started to occur, and see if it is fixed.
  3. If not, Try a Repair Install .
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16 May 2012   #19
rdavila09

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdavila09 View Post
thats the thing most of my icons on my desktop including firefox and explore changed to WMC, i'll take a pic of the screen and post it after work. but like I said almost anything I click on bring up the WMC screen
Now it is clear .

Not the programs, but the exe files too. Really a tough situation. As an inbuilt service, you cannot uninstall Media Center, but disabling media center will not fix your issue. Try these steps one by one.

  1. Try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker first. If failed,
  2. Try a System Restore to an earlier date that the problem started to occur, and see if it is fixed.
  3. If not, Try a Repair Install .
Ive actually tried the 2nd one but there were no previous backups so i couldnt do that one and Ill try the 1st one after work and worst case ill do the 3rd one
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16 May 2012   #20
rdavila09

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

thanks for all of the help i really appreciate it, i'll let you guys know how it goes
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