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Disable automatic updates for Windows Media Player.

This setting disables automatic update for Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher version.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Windows Media Player plays digital media like CDs and DVDs to give the best experience of audio/video albums and Internet Radio. It checks periodically for updates but this setting allows you to disable this feature in Windows Media Player.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “DisableAutoUpdate” under “WindowsMediaPlayer” key, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data to “1”. This registry setting should be used if you are working on Windows Media Player 7.0 and above.

Else, create a String value “EnableAutoUpgrade” under “MediaPlayer” key and right-click to modify it value to “no”, when the version of Windows Media Player is 6.4 or earlier.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable automatic updates for Windows Media Player .reg

The ".reg" file can disable Automatic Updates for Windows Media Player.

Enable automatic updates for Windows Media Player (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can enable Automatic Updates for Windows Media Player.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The "Automatic Updates" for Windows Media Player is disabled after the changes.

The "Automatic Updates" for Windows Media Player is enabled.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\] key, right-click and click on the "New > Key" to create a new key with the name "WindowsMediaPlayer".

Third, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "DisableAutoUpdate".

Fourth, right-click on the 'DisableAutoUpdate' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Fifth, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Sixth, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > String Value" to create a new String value with the name "EnableAutoUpgrade".

Seventh, right-click on the 'EnableAutoUpgrade' String value and click on "Modify".

Eighth, enter the value "no" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Disable automatic codec downloads for Windows Media Player.

Category : Software / Applications > Windows Media Player

This setting disables Windows Media Player to download the codec files from the Microsoft's website automatically, or else in usual course it seeks your permission before download.

Enable script commands of Windows Media Player.

Category : Software / Applications > Windows Media Player

This setting enables you to determine whether Windows Media Player is going to use embedded script commands.

Disable file and URL history saving in Window Media Player.

Category : Software / Applications > Windows Media Player

This setting disables the ability to add all the played URLs and files to most recent file list of Windows Media Player.

Clear recent file list of Windows Media Player.

Category : Software / Applications > Windows Media Player

This setting enables you to clear the recent file list in Windows Media Player so that nobody else can see the files list you have recently accessed.

Send unique player ID through Windows Media Player.

Category : Software / Applications > Windows Media Player

This setting controls sending of globally unique identifier (GUID) when communicating with remote media server.

 
 
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