How to Disable Windows Media Player in Windows 7

by Tom Harrison in windows

Windows 7 features the capability to disable many core features, including the Windows Media Player application. This option is located in the Windows Features portion of the Control Panel.

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How can I disable Windows Media Player in Windows 7?

Bring up Windows Features from the Control Panel

Disabling Windows Media Player is accomplished via the Control Panel.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs.
  4. Click Turn Windows Features On or Off.

Disable Windows Media Player

Expand the Media Features option and remove the check mark from the box next to Windows Media Player, then click the “OK” button. If the box does not contain a check mark, then Windows Media Player has already been disabled.

The Media Features section of the Control Panel
Screenshot of the “Turn Windows Features On or Off” dialog, with the Media Features section expanded.

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