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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 & wmpshare.exe

25 Feb 2011   #1
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 
Windows Media Player 12 & wmpshare.exe

Just about a half month ago, for opening it, or when pausing a video, wmpshare.exe pops in.

And it takes a ton of CPU, I mean, lagtastic, until I kill it. What is this and how can I rid of it ?

EDIT: Also, I did go in services.msc. I Disabled it. It still slugs my PC down.


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25 Feb 2011   #2
mitchell65

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

Did you disable the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" in services.msc?
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25 Feb 2011   #3
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

I Edited about 5 minutes later. Yes, I have. It's still occurring, though
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25 Feb 2011   #4
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I don't use WMP12 personally, but this page has some option suggestions about disabling the sharing ft. completely: How to disable media sharing in Windows Media Player 12 - Super User
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25 Feb 2011   #5
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

I'm going nuts. The first method I try and Media Sharing has never been enabled.

I was hoping for the 2nd method, but I can't find any Down arrow in the Library. I can't find Media Sharing in WMP @ all.

I just wanted to watch my videos, and I can't even pause them without scurrying to the Processes tab and killing wmpshare.exe
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25 Feb 2011   #6
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

OK, then this following solution is a last resort of sorts. Locate the file wmpshare.exe, then remove all security permissions on it. Then add a full deny for system, everyone, users and administrators. Take ownership of the file if you have to if it doesn't let you do this at first. I done this on the remote control feature (Windows Powershell) because it's a safe alternative to actually removing the item (not recommended.)

This way the file won't be able to launch and you can always restore the allow permissions for the file if you want to.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel View Post
I'm going nuts. The first method I try and Media Sharing has never been enabled.

I was hoping for the 2nd method, but I can't find any Down arrow in the Library. I can't find Media Sharing in WMP @ all.

I just wanted to watch my videos, and I can't even pause them without scurrying to the Processes tab and killing wmpshare.exe
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25 Feb 2011   #7
mistamontiel

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Wow that handled it. It's one of the most absurd features. And to force it upon you without asking ? I'm on ONE computer, I couldn't care for sharing, you can always upload.

Cheers & thanks much !!
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