Solved unable to delete windows media player from xp

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
February 28, 2013 at 22:52:44
Specs: Windows XP
I'm running windows XP home service pack 3 32 bit OS

I want to get rid of ( or disable) windows media player 9 b'cuz I don't like microsoft .
Please refer to the info below to see my attempt to kill media player

1) I tried to delete all files from this folder as suggested by microsoft.
They simple rewrite themselves

2) So I entitled each file with a new name as suggested by microsoft.
When I rename files they continue to simply rewrite themselves.

Obviously I've been unsuccessful. Any help will be appreciated

I found this at :http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/windows-media-player-9-uninstall/152595.html
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This was posted a few months back on another help site. But I don't know what system it was for (98, me or xp). You may or may not want to try it.
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This instruction came directly from microsoft. I made a online request for help.

1. Uninstall Media Player 9:

1). Click Start, click Run, type the following command in the Open box, and press Enter:

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection uninstall 132 c:\windows\inf\wmp.inf

Note: Since the command-line is case sensitive, you may copy and paste it into the Open box.

2). Reboot the computer.

2. Modify Folder Options:

1). Open Windows Explorer, click the Tools menu, and click Folder Options.
2). On the View tab, select the 'Show hidden files and folders' option, deselect the 'Hide extensions for known file types' option, and click OK.

3. Empty the folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player.

4. Rename or delete the following files (if they exist):

C:\Windows\wmplibrary_v_0_12.db
C:\Windows\INF\wmp.inf
C:\Windows\INF\wmp.pnf
C:\Windows\System\wmploc.dll
C:\Windows\System\wmpscheme.xml
C:\Windows\System\wmp.ocx
C:\Windows\System\wmpcore.dll
C:\Windows\System\wmpui.dll
C:\Windows\System\wmpcd.dll
C:\Windows\System\wmplenc.dll
C:\Windows\Help\wmplayer.chm
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March 2, 2013 at 09:09:16
Download VLC player from www.videolan.org
Now right click on a video file and click on Open With. Click on Choose Default program. Select the VLC player and put a checkmark next to Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

From now on VLC Player will play the video instead of Media Player.



#1
February 28, 2013 at 23:57:47
If you don't like Microsoft why not go the whole hog and get rid of Windows entirely?

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#2
March 1, 2013 at 04:01:24
Have you tried "Add or Remove Programs?" Look under "Add/Remove Windows Components."

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#3
March 1, 2013 at 05:17:56
"I don't like microsoft"

I agree with phil22. If you don't like Microsoft, dump Windows & replace it with Linux, then you can use VLC player & will never have to worry about WMP & Microsoft ever again.

If you want to keep Windows but don't like WMP, simply don't use it. Problem solved.


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#4
March 1, 2013 at 13:00:32
It's plain to see that the responders to my initial request for help failed to understand the nature of my request.

So here's the rub. I don't like microsoft because they seem to impose programs upon users that some users don't want.
I actually like windows.

Now to get to the true heart of my request for help which is : How to delete or de-activate windows media player 9 ?


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#5
March 1, 2013 at 14:14:04
Let me try again: simply don't use it. Problem solved.

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#6
March 1, 2013 at 14:36:58
Look, you're not going to get rid of it completely. Microsoft have made a number of promises about the capabilities of their OS. Some of these promises include multimedia support, so that a program that wants to play a sound can, and that a program that wants to display a video can. While they were at it, Microsoft decided to throw in a GUI for the end user, and that's how WMP was born. If you don't want WMP on your machine, pick a version of Windows that does not include WMP, like Win8.

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#7
March 2, 2013 at 09:09:16
✔ Best Answer
Download VLC player from www.videolan.org
Now right click on a video file and click on Open With. Click on Choose Default program. Select the VLC player and put a checkmark next to Always use the selected program to open this kind of file.

From now on VLC Player will play the video instead of Media Player.


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#8
March 2, 2013 at 12:27:28
Thanks THX 1138
Your answer was very helpful. VLC player works beautifully. Requires minimum disc space as well. It now replaces Nero Media Player.
Very much appreciated.

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#9
March 3, 2013 at 09:48:49
You're welcome, glad you got it sorted out.

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#10
February 9, 2014 at 09:39:44
Gosh, Nero Media Player? People still use that?

Yeah, VLC player is awesome, but if you think about it some programs might actually NEED WMP9 to play some sounds, so I would just ignore it. I think VLC automatically attributes file types to it, so you're good...

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