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Windows 7: WMP12 at Start Up

17 Oct 2010   #1
iluvink

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WMP12 at Start Up

Win7 64 Ult...I have looked in Start, msconfig, and WMP12 Options, and I can't find out how to stop WMP from starting up with Windows. Please, any ideas?


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17 Oct 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When you say WMP starting up with Windows, do you mean that when you login to Windows, the WMP 12 Window shows up as if you opened it? Additionally, as far as msconfig goes, I would suggest going to the "Startup" tab and disabling all the start-up programs to see if this stops WMP from launching.
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18 Oct 2010   #3
iluvink

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Darician..Thanks for the reply. I will give that a try.
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18 Oct 2010   #4
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

You had some good suggestions here Did you try the third suggestion that was recommended to you?
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18 Oct 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Type services.msc in the start search box. click on the "services" gear. When the window opens, scroll down to Windows Media Center (there are 2), right click, choose Properties and set both to 'manual'.
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18 Oct 2010   #6
iluvink

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am going to try them all, one at a time, until something works. I was just looking to get any and all ideas before I tried.
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18 Oct 2010   #7
iluvink

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Type services.msc in the start search box. click on the "services" gear. When the window opens, scroll down to Windows Media Center (there are 2), right click, choose Properties and set both to 'manual'.
Jacee,

Both of the Windows Media Centers are set to manual, but the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set at 'automatic'. Could that be the issue?
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18 Oct 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Set it to manual and see
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18 Oct 2010   #9
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Services shouldn't be starting applications, so setting them to manual won't stop wherever the application is being opened. Is it not in the msconfig Startup tab?
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20 Oct 2010   #10
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iluvink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Type services.msc in the start search box. click on the "services" gear. When the window opens, scroll down to Windows Media Center (there are 2), right click, choose Properties and set both to 'manual'.
Jacee,

Both of the Windows Media Centers are set to manual, but the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is set at 'automatic'. Could that be the issue?
That shouldn't be it. All that does is allow you to share files from WMP to compatible devices and other Windows PCs but it shouldn't start Windows Media Player up.
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