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Windows 7: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

07 Nov 2010   #1
mrcheesete0

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service



Windows media player has included in it a nice little .exe file that automatically starts every time I bring my computer out of Sleep Mode.

Within 5 minutes, this little program is easily using up 80% of my RAM, making it impossible for me to smoothly run my PC.

I have tried everything I can to uninstall, delete, and get rid of this, but nothing works.

When I try to delete the whole "Windows Media Player" folder from my Program Files I get a warning saying I need Permission from TrustedInstaller. Same thing happens when I try to delete just this one program inside of the file.

I have gone into my Network and Sharing Center in my homegroup and set it to where ALL media streaming is blocked, as is any other type of sharing. I used to use this to Stream movies to my 360, so it kinda sucks that I had to do this. BUT, this temporarily fixes it. Turning off all my sharing, then opening up Task Manager, and getting End Task on this item will usually turn it off for about 2 hours, then it comes back, and slowly works its way up my list of programs, eating up my RAM as it goes.

I am wondering if there is an permanent solution to rid myself of this pesky annoying program, so that I can stop having to end it in Task Manager


Computer Details:
Compaq CQ5205Y
AMD Sempron LE-1300 2.3GHz Processor
2.0 GB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate OEM 64-bit
Asus GeForce 9400 Graphics Card

Nothing else I can think of right now, if you need any info, tell me how to find it, and I'll get it for you.


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07 Nov 2010   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Go into services.msc from run on your start menu. Find and right clik on Windows Media Player Network Service, select properties, disable the service. Or Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.
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07 Nov 2010   #3
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

To stop the service alone is not enough since it has a habit of turning itself back on.

Luckily there is a remidy: go check the batch option (#2) here
How to disable wmpnscfg.exe and wmpnetwk.exe.

or follow the alternative method using regedit here
What are wmpnscfg.exe and wmpnetwk.exe and Why Are They Running?

-DG
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07 Nov 2010   #4
mrcheesete0

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Go into services.msc from run on your start menu. Find and right clik on Windows Media Player Network Service, select properties, disable the service. Or Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.
Wish I knew it was that dang simple! :P

Logged in to my admin account, as per another suggestion from this forum, I ruin my everyday computing in a limited account, so as to help keep me safe, typed it in, went in changes startup options to disable, and went to the recoveries tab and changed them all to do nothing.


Thanks for the help!

I have a feeling Host Process for Windows Tasks is a kinda important task, or I would ask if there were a way to rid myself of ti also. it usually has like 10 instances running at once, and all combined, they use as much RAM as my FireFox usage does.
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07 Nov 2010   #5
mrcheesete0

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
To stop the service alone is not enough since it has a habit of turning itself back on.

Luckily there is a remidy: go check the batch option (#2) here
How to disable wmpnscfg.exe and wmpnetwk.exe.

or follow the alternative method using regedit here
What are wmpnscfg.exe and wmpnetwk.exe and Why Are They Running?

-DG
If the other solution didn't work, I'll definitely give this a try!
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