Tips To Disable Windows® Media Player
What is the need to disable Windows media player?
Windows media player is an efficient digital media player with media library application. It is developed by Microsoft. You can play audio as well as video using Windows media player. It also helps you to rip and copy music to CDs and burn discs in various formats. You can play and organize digital media files on your computers using Windows Media Player. It includes options for listening to radio stations and search for media files. Now Windows player is available in different versions. You can customize the Windows media player with many plugins to add visualizations and to improve the experience. But sometimes, you may have to disable Windows media player in case of any issues with it.
The following points would give you detailed information on the problems with the Windows media player and tips to disable it:
- Reasons for disabling
- How to disable?
Reasons for disabling
Most people use Windows media player as their default media player. Sometimes problems can occur with the Windows media player and they might prevent the media player from running or playing smoothly. The problems can be no sound while playing music, issues while playing video, ripping problem etc. Another problem that can occur in Windows media player is that you might get unwanted pop-up messages instantly and you would not be able to utilize the full functionality with some Operating System. In such cases, you have to disable the Windows media player for better working of your computer.
How to disable?
For disabling the Windows media player in your computer, you may first click on the ‘Start’ button and then select the 'Control panel'. In the 'Control panel', select ‘Add/Remove Programs’ icon. Then select the ‘Add/Remove Windows Components’ icon on the left side of the current page. It would show a list of applications installed in your computer. Scroll down the list and find out Windows media player. Then, uncheck the box and click the ‘Next’ button. A progress bar would appear with the process status. Once it is completed, a dialog box would appear and you may click the ‘Finish’ button to finalize the disabling process.
Sometimes, disabling is better than uninstallation. This is because if needed, you can use Windows media player later by just enabling the application from ‘Add or Remove Windows components’. Enabling and disabling is a very easy process. You can easily disable as well as enable Windows media player according to your needs. Uninstallation would completely remove Windows media player from your computer. If you need it back later, you would have to reinstall it.
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