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Windows 7: Windows Media Center - HELP!!!!!!

01 Apr 2010   #11
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

I can get online now and am trying out SUPERAntiSpyware.

I did have an idea, to re-download Malwarebytes but click on 'run' instead of saving it then running the installation - that failed, after clicking 'run', then downloading, once it had downloaded it automatically opened up WMC instead of what it should have done.


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01 Apr 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Open With - Change Default Program

Before doing anything you must get rid of the malware.
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01 Apr 2010   #13
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

Hi,

I don't have 'open with' when I right click anything (see my first post)
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01 Apr 2010   #14
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Open Windows Media Center > go to Tasks > Settings > General > Startup and Window Behavior > UNCHECK Start Windows Media Center when Windows Starts > Save. You have to configure it here rather than configuring it on msconfig because you have to configure it at WMC's own settings for it not to start when the computer starts. Hope that works....
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02 Apr 2010   #15
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

Quote:
Open Windows Media Center > go to Tasks > Settings > General > Startup and Window Behavior > UNCHECK Start Windows Media Center when Windows Starts > Save. You have to configure it here rather than configuring it on msconfig because you have to configure it at WMC's own settings for it not to start when the computer starts. Hope that works....
Thanks but it's already unchecked yet it always starts up and this still doesn't solve my main issue
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02 Apr 2010   #16
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marbeck View Post
Thanks but it's already unchecked yet it always starts up and this still doesn't solve my main issue
Go to the Start Menu > All Programs > Startup and make sure that Windows Media Center is not listed there.
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02 Apr 2010   #17
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

Checked, not listed.

Even if I do fix the issue of WMC always starting up I'm still left with the problem of all my programs not opening, instead they always open WMC instead.

This is doing my head in.
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03 Apr 2010   #18
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Do you have a system restore point in a date before this happened??? Try restoring the system to a time before this started happening.
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03 Apr 2010   #19
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

Can't use system restore, when you click on it it opens WMC.

That's the thing, EVERYTHING opens WMC! Arrrgghhhhhh

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03 Apr 2010   #20
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Do a repair install...this should fix your problem... Repair Install
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