Media player again!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by robin.munro, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. robin.munro

    robin.munro Guest

    How do you uninstal it alltogether?

    I have plenty other programs that work better....

    This question has probably been answered 1000 times, sorry if it has!
  2. thewraith

    thewraith Guest

    Best as I can tell, there is no way to remove it directly. Your other programs should take over the file associations WMP puts least that seems to be traditional from MP3's to CD's and all in between. Every app seems to want control. :p

    If you are really serious, you could just rename the "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" file and then break the file associations manually in an explorer window under Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types. This will probably cause you more problems than solutions though, and wouldn't be my first choice.

    Probably best to just install whatever program(s) you want to work and tell them to take over the file associations. Then just turn off autoupdate on WMP so it doesn't update itself spontaniously and retake the associations. Instructions on this move can be found at:,24330,3385943,00.html