How can I disable Windows Media Center in Windows 7?

kim November 20, 2011

Every time I open an application, it always opens and all my internet browser icons change to Windows Media Center icon.

I run Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite L505.

  1. Mike
    November 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    If you don't use Windows Media Center all together you could deactivate it entirely.

    1. open up the Control Panel
    2. click on Programs
    3. select to "Turn Windows features on or off"
    4. find the "Media Features" and uncheck Windows Media Center

    • Davangyei
      February 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm

       Mike, I tried it...but whenever I click the turn windows features on or off, the windows media ceter window opens. what do i do now.

      • Mike
        February 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        Please take a look at the following question if your Media Center happens to open for no particular reason.

        Why does Windows Media Center execute after every command?

        • gautham
          July 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

          mike this is also not working is there any solution for this problem

  2. Jeff
    November 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Kim,

    Please refer to your other thread. If no answer has helped you yet, please post that the problem still exists and you'll get more support. In the case that your question is no longer on the front page of questions and you still haven't received a viable answer, post the question again.

    However, for now it's still on the front page ;)
    - Jeff