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    Windows media Player

    Is this really needed on my computer? I don't listen to any radio stations, don't use music cds in my computer , don't watch any videos- in other words - it is just there. Can this be uninstalled and if it can, how?
    I just want to know.
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    Re: Windows media Player

    What OS? ME?
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q261299>Uninstall Does Not Remove Media Player 1.0 in Windows Me (Q261299)</A>

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    Re: Windows media Player

    YUP...ME...I read the followup KB on it...so I guess I am just stuck with it. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>
    Thanks for the help, Leif.

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    Re: Windows media Player

    I've moved the post here as it is not really a Hardware issue.

    What is the problem? Why do you want to remove it?
    You will probably find that 95% of the Windows software installed on your machine you don't use.
    Do you have a space problem?

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    Re: Windows media Player

    No problem - just hate having something on my computer that I have no use for. I have 17+ Gig available on my HDD (20Gig HDD).
    Thanks anyway.

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    Re: Windows media Player

    You'd probably be better off trying to find a copy of Windows 3.1 then - boy will your PC run fast. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows media Player

    ??? I don't understand? Are you laughing at me? There are some of us that have no need for most of the stuff that comes installed in an OS.

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    Re: Windows media Player

    No, not laughing at you.
    Just amused at the idea of running something like W3.1 on a 1+MHz machine - it would probably boot up in about 2 seconds and run what applications it could at lightning speed. If it could run IE6, it would probably be all you needed.

    Really, I would just leave your standard installation alone. You don't appear to need the space and deleting applications just for the sake of it is only likely to cause some hiccup somewhere down the line.

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    Re: Windows media Player

    OK..am leaving wmp as is.
    On my machine, the most 'useful' thing running in the background is the United Devices program - numbers crunching for Cancer research - 24/7 <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>...other than that, just some email, forums, game sites ( <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pogo.com>http://www.pogo.com</A> )etc - I lead a very boring life !

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    Re: Windows media Player

    Lonnie,
    The removing of items such as this has gotten you and your computer in trouble before. One will find out that if you leave the Windows installed items your system will run more less smooth. Just because you do not use them, Windows MAY. As people have found that keep removing IE and Outlook Express find that they are needed for a smooth running Windows OS. Also if MS provides a "Uninstaller" for a program then one should be able to run Windows with out that program.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Windows media Player

    Dave...all I did was ask as question...lighten up, please. If a user doesn't ask questions about something, then the user will never find out about things.

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