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Published on 06.20.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Windows Media Center

Learn how to disable Windows Media Center in Windows 7.

Specifies whether Windows Media Center can run.

If you enable this setting, Windows Media Center will not run.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, Windows Media Center can be run.

Disable Windows Media Center

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Windows Media Center in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Do not allow Windows Media Center to run in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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  1. Nick says:

    Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for.

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