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Windows 7: Extent of Program Features On/Off

12 Jun 2016   #1
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Extent of Program Features On/Off

hi all, if u disable windows media player at control panel windows features, does wmp still attempt to update automatically as per schedule? can it?

one thing i realized is if u had used wmp even once after windows installation, some personal settings are already stored. turning the feature off then on again won't reset settings to default.


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14 Jun 2016   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've always kept WMP disabled (turn windows features on/ off)

You can check WMP update settings here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer

DisableAutoUpdate DWORD

0 = Enable
1 = Disabled
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Or set the same via Group Policy:

Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Windows Media Player.
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Or use some third party software:

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Although as far as I'm concerned all WMP features/ settings are disabled when turning off via Windows Features.


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15 Jun 2016   #3
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok thx, yeah i just wanted to be safe, and didn't know where to check. i have vlc as main player.
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