How can I disable Windows Media Player in Windows 7?
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.
Bring up Windows Features from the Control Panel
In order to disable Windows Media Player in Windows 7, go to the Control Panel, click the Programs heading, and choose Turn Windows features on or off. “How to Enable or Disable Core Features in Windows 7” has more detailed instructions and screenshots regarding this procedure.
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.
Disable Other Windows 7 Features
This article is part of a series on how to enable or disable core features of Windows 7. Take a look at the other articles in this series for instructions on disabling other core features of Windows 7.