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21 Jul 2011   #1
mickwales60

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
windows 7 problem

I downloaded a game which I had problems opening.Eventually opened it and was prompted by which application I wanted to open it with.I clicked windows media centre for no apparent reason.Since then I am unable to get rid of it.It is stopping me playing games,opening my files.If I click on IE goes straight to WMC.Tried a few things but no joy. Any ideas guys?
Ty Mick.


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21 Jul 2011   #2
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I would just open Control Panel and un-install it.
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21 Jul 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you checked your AutoPlay settings?

Click Start>Control Panel>Hardware & Sound>AutoPlay, from where you can configure AutoPlay settings.

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21 Jul 2011   #4
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickwales60 View Post
I downloaded a game which I had problems opening.Eventually opened it and was prompted by which application I wanted to open it with.I clicked windows media centre for no apparent reason.Since then I am unable to get rid of it.It is stopping me playing games,opening my files.If I click on IE goes straight to WMC.Tried a few things but no joy. Any ideas guys?
Ty Mick.
Try this tutorial :
Default file type associations
Default File Type Associations - Restore

Scroll down to and click exe - Executable application files
Follow the instructions listed at the top of the tutorial, from #1 to #7.

Scroll down to and click lnk - Shortcut link (LNK) files
Follow the instructions listed at the top of the tutorial, from #1 to #7.
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21 Jul 2011   #5
Tchernobog76

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I've got the same exact problem, except this one was left by a virus
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21 Jul 2011   #6
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tchernobog76 View Post
I've got the same exact problem, except this one was left by a virus
The symptom may be " exactly " the same. The cause is not. Therefore the resolution may not be the same.

If you are still facing that problem, please kindly start a new thread for yourself.
That way, replies directing to your problem will not confuse the OP ( original poster ) whose problem is entirely different than yours.
Thank you.
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21 Jul 2011   #7
mickwales60

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tchernobog76 View Post
I've got the same exact problem, except this one was left by a virus
Looks like this was left by a virus.How did you get rid of it?I click on my anti virus and WMC comes up.surprise surprise
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21 Jul 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you do what t-4-2 suggested?
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21 Jul 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

To both of you new posters, download MalwareBytes and Super AntiSpyware, (See links in my sig) run updates on then and do FULL scans with each. If they won't run, boot into safemode by repeatedly tapping F8 during bootup, select Safe Mode With Networking.

Follow t-4-2's suggestion too.
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22 Jul 2011   #10
mickwales60

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

thx for advice.did a system restore in safe mode.running ok now.ty again
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