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I disabled the service for the player, but why is it enabled in the first place and how do I get rid of it? (I don’t want to play media sharing at work)

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From How to Disable Sharing in Windows Media Player 12:

  1. Go to the Network and Sharing Center (found by clicking the Wireless/Ethernet icon on your taskbar)
  2. Select homegroup and sharing options
  3. Select Choose media streaming options
  4. Click Block All


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It is also possible to disable media sharing from services

  1. Click on “Start” and select the “Control Panel”.
  2. Go to “Administrative Tools” and open “Services”.
  3. Find “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service” and double-click it.
  4. Click “Stop” in the “General” tab, then select “OK”, or set the service to “Disabled”.



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    Il fonctionne toujours des années plus tard. Pour toute autre personne ayant ce problème, envisagez de changer le type de démarrage en désactivé , il se trouve sur le même onglet mentionné à l’étape 4.

    -James Draper

    24 janv. 2018 à 17:59

  • FWIW the setting out of the box is manual. Also, you may be interested to reset this and this keys (and the firewall rule) to reset everything to the default state.

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1. Abra el Bloc de notas y pegue:

@echo apagado

sc config “WMPNetworkSvc” inicio = deshabilitado

sc detener “WMPNetworkSvc”


2.Guardar archivo (ejemplo): _WMP_Sharing_Disable.bat

3. Botón derecho => Ejecutar como administrador


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Windows Media Player is available for Windows devices. Use this table to find the appropriate player version for your system. (If you have a Mac, you can download Windows Media Components for QuickTime to play Windows Media files.)

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windows 10

Windows Media Player 12 Learn More

Included in new installations of Windows 10, as well as upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. In some editions of Windows 10, it’s included as an optional feature that you can enable. To do this, select  Start   , then select  Settings   > Apps   > Apps & features  >  Manage optional features > Add feature > Windows Media Player, then select  Install .

Enable Windows Media Player

DVD playback is not included. Go to the DVD Playback for Windows page to learn how to add DVD playback to Windows 10.

Windows 8.1

Windows Media Player 12 Learn More               

Included in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro, but does not include DVD playback. Go to the DVD Playback for Windows page to learn how to add DVD playback to Windows 8.1. For Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 8.1 N and KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.

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N / A

Windows Media Player is not available for Windows RT 8.1.

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Included in Windows 7 Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. For Windows 7 N or KN editions, get the Media Feature Pack.

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If you want to reinstall Windows Media Player, try the following:

  1. Click Start, type features , then select Turn Windows features on or off .

  2. Scroll down and expand Multimedia Features , uncheck Windows Media Player and click OK .

  3. Restart your device. Windows Media Player must be uninstalled.

  4. Repeat step 1.

  5. Scroll down and expand Multimedia Features , check the Windows Media Player box and click OK .

  6. Restart your device. Windows Media Player should now be reinstalled.

Note:  To troubleshoot issues such as playback and codec issues, see “Getting Help” in Windows Media Player.


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