How to Remove media player from Xp

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  1. Kriger

    Kriger New Member

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    any here that know how to remove media player from Xp without Sp1,
    since Sp 1 is not avalable on the language i use on Xp i wonder if there is other ways to remove it.

    maybe in a simular way that you can remove msn from xp.

    uninstall/remove msn messenger in Xp

    run this line from start --- run


    RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

    so is there a simular way to remove media player otr other ways....




    Land of the midnight sun
     
  2. DallasStar

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    Go to c:\windows\inf\sysoc.inf


    in that file, delete every instance of the word "hide" that you find (all of them). now, go to add/remove programs and click on "add/remove windows components" (the the left). look for windows media player. This may or may not work. I haven't tried it. I just suppose that it might. I, personally, like windows media player because if there's anything that any other player can't do properly, wmp can do it just fine :cool:.
     
  3. AT_curiousB

    AT_curiousB New Member

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    I think you might be getting a bit mixed up there Kriger, the options given are not to remove these programs, like WMP, only to set the default to another one.

    So WMP gets deselected as the default player, but it is still there, the only program that can be removed is Windows messenger, which you can do now anyways.

    M$ aint that stupid, yes they have included an option in add remove programs to disable these native windows programs but there aint no way to completly remove them, 'cept messenger, from the system.

    So please do not feel that you are missing out cause you aint, and the option to set what you would prefer to be your default player, messanger, browser, mail client have been included since SP1 v 1060.

    I am not clear in my own mind if on final release of the SP then the removal of these programs might be an option, someone more informed than I might just post to clear that point up.


    Bill
     
  4. StevenH

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    Re:

    you just shouldn't remove it, it is needed for much webpages
     
  5. Gimlet

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    I can't remember where I found this info, and I haven't tried it personally, but it looks like it should work. I welcome any comments.

    Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\inf (substituting the correct drive letter for your version of Windows) and open the sysoc.inf file. Under Windows XP Professional Edition, this file will resemble the following by default:

    [Version] Signature = "$Windows NT$"
    DriverVer=06/26/2001,5.1.2505.0

    [Components]
    NtComponents=ntoc.dll,NtOcSetupProc,,4
    WBEM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wbemoc.inf,hide,7
    Display=desk.cpl,DisplayOcSetupProc,,7
    Fax=fxsocm.dll,FaxOcmSetupProc,fxsocm.inf,,7
    NetOC=netoc.dll,NetOcSetupProc,netoc.inf,,7
    iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,,7
    com=comsetup.dll,OcEntry,comnt5.inf,hide,7
    dtc=msdtcstp.dll,OcEntry,dtcnt5.inf,hide,7
    IndexSrv_System = setupqry.dll,IndexSrv,setupqry.inf,,7
    TerminalServer=TsOc.dll, HydraOc, TsOc.inf,hide,2
    msmq=msmqocm.dll,MsmqOcm,msmqocm.inf,,6
    ims=imsinsnt.dll,OcEntry,ims.inf,,7
    fp_extensions=fp40ext.dll,FrontPage4Extensions,fp40ext.inf,,7
    AutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,au.inf,hide,7
    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7
    msnexplr=ocmsn.dll,OcEntry,msnmsn.inf,,7
    smarttgs=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,msnsl.inf,,7
    RootAutoUpdate=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,rootau.inf,,7
    Games=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,games.inf,,7
    AccessUtil=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,accessor.inf,,7
    CommApps=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,communic.inf,HIDE,7
    MultiM=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,multimed.inf,HIDE,7
    AccessOpt=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,optional.inf,HIDE,7
    Pinball=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,pinball.inf,HIDE,7
    MSWordPad=ocgen.dll,OcEntry,wordpad.inf,HIDE,7
    ZoneGames=zoneoc.dll,ZoneSetupProc,igames.inf,,7

    [Global]
    WindowTitle=%WindowTitle%
    WindowTitle.StandAlone="*"

    The entries that include the text hide or HIDE will not show up in Add/Remove Windows Components by default. To fix this, do a global search and replace for ,hide and change each instance of this to , (a comma). Then, save the file, relaunch Add/Remove Windows Components, and tweak the installed applications to your heart's content.
     
  6. StevenH

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    Re:

    but why should you like to remove it?
     

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