Why does Windows Media Center execute after every command?

Apolosi January 29, 2012

I have a Toshiba Satellite pro L500 running Windows 7 32 bit.

Windows Media Center executes after any command. e.g. typing cmd, clicking on properties from an object menu etc. I tried to disable it, but it comes up after I clicked to turn Windows features on and off. Please help!

  1. kimpiseth
    August 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    when i open file it have appear all time

  2. Ed
    January 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like you accidentally set .exe files to open with Windows Media Center. You can manually fix this but it is faster to just download and run this registry fix: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/123734d1312706455-default-file-type-associations-restore-default_exe.reg

  3. Anonymous
    January 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    you can try this microsoft fixt it for windows media player

    • Yamin Kmr
      April 20, 2012 at 5:36 am


    January 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hello, Did you have any issues with media center being set as default program for opening most files before you use the turn features on/off?  If you did, you will probably have to change/restore the file associations.  To do so in windows 7, you will need to download the association fixer from following link:


    or, you could try changing the program association for files by doing the following:


    if I understand you right, this started happening after trying to disable/remove media center from turning windows functions on/off.  If that is what you want to accomplish, you can follow the next tutorial:


    Maybe it was not disabled/removed correctly.  What version of windows 7 do you have?  If you are running pro version and up, you could use group policy to disable it there too.  The instructions for doing so are in the above link.

    There is also the possibility of disabling windows media center by using the dism command.  You need to open command prompt with administrator privileges:


    To try and disable media center with command show above, try the following:

    -- click on start
    -- type cmd in search bar
    -- right click on cmd.exe entry and select run as administrator
    -- once command prompt opens, type the following command:

    dism /online /disable-feature /featurename:MediaCenter

    -- type Y to restart your system
    -- if it does not run with a normal GUI, try running the steps above in safemode

    Let me know how it goes.