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

03 Apr 2010   #21
Vertex

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marbeck View Post
Can't use system restore, when you click on it it opens WMC.

That's the thing, EVERYTHING opens WMC! Arrrgghhhhhh

Yes, try repair install. This is just too weird.


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03 Apr 2010   #22
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

Okies, will try that...but I can guess what's gonna happen.
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03 Apr 2010   #23
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

You have another option: You can turn off Windows Media Player permanently.

Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off
Open the Media Features drop down and uncheck Windows Media Player

After a restart, you shouldn't see Windows Media Player again.
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03 Apr 2010   #24
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

Quote:
You have another option: You can turn off Windows Media Player permanently.

Start > Control Panel > Programs & Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off
Open the Media Features drop down and uncheck Windows Media Player

After a restart, you shouldn't see Windows Media Player again.
I can get as far as 'Programs & Features', but the link to 'Turn Windows Features On or Off' opens WMC.

Seriously, I want to through this laptop outta the window.
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04 Apr 2010   #25
jote

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Hello xD!

i think must be a setup option on WMC i will try to show you.

go to WMC select Tasks - Setup - General, then home behavior and window and uncheck the option Start wmc when windows start

sorry for translation i have spanish version, greetz.
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04 Apr 2010   #26
Vertex

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jote View Post
Hello xD!

i think must be a setup option on WMC i will try to show you.

go to WMC select Tasks - Setup - General, then home behavior and window and uncheck the option Start wmc when windows start

sorry for translation i have spanish version, greetz.
I already suggested that for him but it still doesn't work.
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04 Apr 2010   #27
marbeck

windows vista
 
 

Since the laptop doesn't come with any discs I had to hold Alt +F10 and do a restore to factory settings option. This wiped everything - I could copy anything to external 'cos of the virus.

It's now working like new. Thanks for the help!
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04 Apr 2010   #28
roger2717

windows 7
 
 

Have you checked "Startup Options" WITHIN WMC/tasks/settings?
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05 Apr 2010   #29
MisterActorMan

 

You could potentially delete files important to running WMC. Without the .exe or certain .dlls (idk if WMC has .dlls, but you get the point) the program can't keep running/interfering. Then you can run mal software removal and restore your system.

Interested to know how it goes.
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30 May 2010   #30
budparker

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I have the same problem. WMC from Hell... I cannot run a registry restore, either. Every EXE file is associated with WMC.
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