Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: What's the Deal with WMPnetwk.exe?

03 Aug 2010   #1
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
What's the Deal with WMPnetwk.exe?

Only happened today. My fans started going at 100% when I wasn't at the computer. Had a look in resource monitor & saw that wmpnetwk.exe was using over 20% of the cpu.

Didn't know what was going on so I rebooted. WMP started up again. This time I terminated it at the resource monitor. After a few seconds it started again.

Checked my network connection, nothing going on there.

After 5 minutes or so it turned itself off.

What is going on?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2010   #2


there is a few threads regarding this issue, it is wmp12's way to share stuff if u have a media extender.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2010   #3
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011

Did a search before & came up with nothing. Must have typed it wrong. Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 What's the Deal with WMPnetwk.exe?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Problem with wmpnetwk.exe
Recently I have experienced WMP running this wmpnetwk.exe.About 4 min. or so after booting it starts and uses 85% of ram and high processor usage.I have turned off all network sharing(I think) with no effect.I had to disable the service to get it to stop. I even restored to before the problem began...
Media Center
wmpnetwk gets 50% of CPU
I run win 7 Home Premium in dual boot mode, 32 bit on one drive and 64bit on the other. Iether boot can access my modem and wireless router when running the Lan enables my notebook to share files with my desktop PC. The notebook is not present at the moment, but I noticed the wmpnetwk.exe is...
Network & Sharing
wmpnetwk.exe still causing problems
I set up a connection with windows media center and my xbox 360 on the same network. I saw that it was hogging my system resources so i cut the connection and stopped the process. but microsoft has other plans. no matter how many times i stop the executable file wmpnetwk, it keeps coming back and...
Media Center
Folder locked by wmpnetwk.exe
I have a folder on an external hard drive that is locked by wmpnetwk.exe. I cannot unlock it with Lock Hunter as "The processes are still locking it". I have searched for an answer and the only advice I can find is "Don't' delete wmpnetwk.exe as it is required by the OS. I now can't add any new sub...
General Discussion
Its eating up my resources and i cant stop it, i tried end task but it just comes back again, tried turning off stream sharing in wmp and its turned off in adv sharing settings. How can i stop this from tuning on tho i dont want to make it to much of a hassle because i like using it but when i...
Media Center

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+