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Unloading Windows Media Player


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#1 kimberley10

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 03:12 AM

I want to remove windows media player from my PC as it causes loads of problems. For one thing it will not allow me to use any other media/video player. I have tried unticking items in the 'options' boxes, but they just come back everytime.
Can anyone make any suggestions please?

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 03:31 AM

See picture--

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You could try Folder Options & File Types tab & change Associations there.
Or right click a media file & choose Open With & choose another program & check the box to always use that program for that file type.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:15 AM

Hi,
I have gone back to version 9 of wmp but it now shows an error message. Not too worried as I don't want to use wmp but microsoft keeps trying to update it everytime I go on line now!

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:43 AM

Since WMP is integrated into the Windows operating system, you cannot
actually remove it. You can remove access to the player and stop the
auto-updating also.

See this MS FAQ for the relevant information.
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