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Windows 7: Windows Media Player very slow startup

25 Nov 2009   #1

Windiws 7 Home Premium
Windows Media Player very slow startup


Since I installed Windows 7, media player takes a long time to start up. Something about 10 seconds. I have a big library but it still doesn't justify this much the slow startup. Any ideas?


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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Had the exact same problem while I was using my old Maxtor HDD. And having a big library actually does justify slow startup time, because everytime you start WMP it checks the media library contents for new files. This can also be affected by other programs you may be running at the time of starting WMP.
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25 Nov 2009   #3


I've got a circa 1Tb library. WMC starts in about 2-3 seconds. I guess start up will also be affected by memory and CPU capacity to a greater degree than the size of the library.
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Of course, and I will add if I may, the speed of the HDD itself. 10 seconds is nothing compared to the amount of time it took WMP to start while I was using my old HDD
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