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#1 vegascinbad

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:13 AM

windows media center took over, continually restarts itself on most everything i click. replaced IE icon in quicklaunch with its own icon as well as replaced many other icons. Tried resetting defaults, won't let me restore. Can I uninstall and live without it? suggestions please

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#2 LucheLibre

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:19 PM

What process did you go through to get Media Center?

Also, the first few paragraphs of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Center detail what the program does. If you don't need those functions, you can certainly uninstall it.

If you're just looking to play regular media files, like music and videos, Windows Media Player often works just fine.

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#3 caperjac

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

maybe disable it and see what happens .i have to say i don't use media center and have never disabled it ,can you do with out it ? ,I'm not sure what you use it for so i cant answer that either
how to disable -
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15530/uninstall-disable-or-remove-windows-7-media-center/

Edited by caperjac, 31 January 2012 - 05:43 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:01 AM

Follow the guide here http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-restore-default-settings-in-windows-7.html

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