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Windows 7: How to get rid of "Play with Windows Media Player"

11 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Retail)
How to get rid of "Play with Windows Media Player"

Just done a fresh install of 7 U 64bit and i have a right click option when i right click on music folder saying "Play with Windows Media Player" and "Add to Play with Windows Media Player List" any idea how to remove it?

I have googled and came up with a few answers but not sites i would trust also gone through reg and can see a few entried for it but don't fancy just wiping them, who knows what that could do.


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11 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Click Start - Control Panel - Default Programs and select Set program access and computer defaults.

Click on Custom, if nothing shows, change it to something else, then click it.
Under Choose a default media player, deselect Enable access from this program from Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center and any others (like iTunes)

You could also try removing the following Registry Keys:
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13 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Retail)

OK thanks for the reply Infinite I'll take an image today and give it a go and let you know how i get on.

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14 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate (Retail)

Bingo worked a treat many thanks for the suggestion Infinite.

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15 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Now I have an idea of how to get rid of it as well. Thank you Alloneword and Infinite for this thread.
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07 Jul 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks, Infinite.
I have been searching for the steps to do this for a while, and thanks to you I've found it.
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