Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Is it possible to uninstall or stop windows media center from opening/


  • Please log in to reply

#1
bountyhunter

bountyhunter

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
Hi,

Every single time, after i close a program (mainly a full screen game), WIndows media center always always always opens up automatically.

I have searched far and wide for solutions to turning this feature off or even uninstalling it, but none have worked.

So im wondering if it is even possible to uninstall or turn off? It is really annoying to get this program opening up everytime i close a game. I have tried going to "Default Programs > Set Program Access and Computer Defaults > Custom > Un-ticking the box that says 'enable access to this program (windows media center)'" and now i just get this error box that says "Windows cannot open this program because it has been prevented by a software restriction policy. For more information contact your system administrator." which is just as annoying.

thanks in advance

Edited by bountyhunter, 23 October 2010 - 02:12 AM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
ali.B

ali.B

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,086 posts
hi

i've read few topics on the net and many people encounter the same problem.

the solution is in the game shortcut , you need to right click and select properties and remove -mce from it

check this topic as a example: http://forum.noteboo...dia-center.html
  • 1

#3
bountyhunter

bountyhunter

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
thank you very very much! I don't know why, of the 4-5 or so different websites i checked, none had this as a solution.

This worked perfectly and completely solved the issue. This thread can be closed =)
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP