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Windows 7: Stop media updating

25 Dec 2010   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thanks again DustSailor

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
oh that is strange. have you tried going into default programs > Change autoplay settings and made everything that deals with your situation to "ask you every time"? I think it shouldn't just force things, at least I've not heard it doing so. Any time I've had music in my music folder, I haven't noticed any changes. Guess I'm not real sure whats going on in your system
One of the first things I did (after installing Windows 7) was to disable ALL of the Auto-play options I could find.

All of the WMP12 players I have tried on Windows 7 (7048, 7077, 7100 and 7600) have behaved the same way.
I changed hardware (in July) but there hasn't been any change in WMP.
Maybe it doesn't like AMD CPUs.

I suppose I could just be unlucky and happened to have had glitches during ALL of my installs.

I find it strange that Windows 7 is so good and WMP 12 is so bad.


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25 Dec 2010   #12
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

try this, don't know if it will work though, worth a shot (Found it here: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service - Process and Service wiki):
Go into services and scroll down to Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and disable it by right clicking, going to properties, and under startup type, clicking the scroll-down menu to click disabled. Lets see if this helps at all
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26 Dec 2010   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Actually ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
try this, don't know if it will work though, worth a shot (Found it here: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service - Process and Service wiki):
Go into services and scroll down to Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and disable it by right clicking, going to properties, and under startup type, clicking the scroll-down menu to click disabled. Lets see if this helps at all
One of the other things I did (after installing Windows 7) was to disable ALL of the Services that I don't use (including Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service).
Excess/Unused Services are a nuisance and a security risk.

Thanks for your suggestions though.
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31 Dec 2010   #14
johnsholmes

w 7 pro 64
 
 
Any known problems running WMP 11 in W7Pro64 in XP Virtual Machine?

Any known problems running WMP 11 in W7Pro64 in XP Virtual Machine Mode?

Hate WMP 12 for the changed UI, no advance tag editor and especially for the virussy/malware type of handling of the album art by changing/destroying my high res images stored as Folder.jpgs.

Convinced there was no other solution for me, I installed XP virtual machine on my W7 Pro 64 base and, after some fooling around and mystery getting WMP 11 installed within, it seems to be working fine.
Not ready to go live yet because with over 18,000 songs any missteps are at least time consuming and could become disastrous as I only keep 3 full backups...LOL
Any comments about your similar experience would be appreciated. Thanks. john.
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31 Jul 2011   #15
J3J4iiilso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Similar problem

I've got a similar problem. My Media Player keeps grabbing sound files from every program I have and putting them into my Library. No way of stopping it short of removing Media Player 12.

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31 Jul 2011   #16
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by J3J4iiilso View Post
I've got a similar problem. My Media Player keeps grabbing sound files from every program I have and putting them into my Library. No way of stopping it short of removing Media Player 12.

This thread is a bit older, but there should have been an option when you set up your windows media player (when you first entered the program after an install/after you bought the computer) that asked if you want to custom-setup your media or if you just want standard. you might have just clicked standard, so that you weren't able to deselect all media content that you did not want to pull from other areas of your computer
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01 Aug 2011   #17
J3J4iiilso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well, I spent all day Sunday working on the problem to no avail. The only option I have is to leave it turned off using the "Turn Windows Features On or Off".

I've downloaded another program to use instead.
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02 Aug 2011   #18
Cyborg31

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yea I never actually managed to fix this so I just stopped caring. I tried the suggestions but it just keeps adding all media files it finds and adds it to the library.

Hopefully the next version of Windows can stop shoving windows media player down our throats.
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