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Windows 7: May I safely disable "Media Features" from "Windows Features" menu?

19 Mar 2012   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
May I safely disable "Media Features" from "Windows Features" menu?

I am currently perusing the "Turn Windows features on or off" menu and I see I can disable Media Features. This will disable Windows Media Center, Windows DVD Maker and Windows Media Player. When I attempt to disable these features I receive a warning from Windows that "turning off media features might affect other windows features and programs installed on your computer". I use VLC for video, Foobar2000 for music and I burn DVD's using other software. Seeing as I never use those 3 feautres is it safe to disable the entire thing?

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19 Mar 2012   #2

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

yes you can. i have them all disabled on my work pc as they are never required for me to use
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11 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
How to enable Media Centre

How to get back Media Centre - I have ticked "on" in Windows Features menu but am unable to restore Media Centre without a clean reinstall?
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