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Windows 7: Windows Media Player why is it running?

25 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Windows Media Player why is it running?

Frequently I notice when using Windows Media Center watching live TV that WMP is running when I havn't started it. Does it run automatically when Media center runs? And when I stop watching TV and minimize Media Center to the taskbar WMP is still running and consuming 8-12% of my processor when idle. What gives?

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25 Oct 2012   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Do you have WMP set as the default player for all media types? When clicking on any audio or video file WMP will start up automatically when set as the default player. When going to run tne MC something likely triggers WMP due to that reason.
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26 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 32bit

Well I've turned off the WMP Network Sharing Service and that seemed to help. I'll give it another day
to be sure.
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