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Windows 7: Disabling Media Center

18 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home
Disabling Media Center

My laptop seems to have a mind of it's own as it changed my desktop and I am constant in the Media Center please how do I disable....thank you

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18 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

Sounds like you have more problems than media center, but if you really want to disable WMC go to

control panel
programs and features
turn windows features on or off

see screenshot

Disabling Media Center-disable_wmc.jpg

then reboot

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18 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home

I appreciate the reply...problem is that when I click on the suggested site to disable the media center the various options do not show it goes straight to the media center ....I'm losing my mind with this
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19 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

It's possible that WMC has somehow been set to start when Windows starts. Try clicking the WMC green button top left and go

Startup and Window behavior
and make sure Start WMC when Windows starts is unchecked

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20 May 2014   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1

Windows features on or off,

Clean boot,
Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
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