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Stop Media Centre Launching on Startup

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Hi
I am a first time user thread poster on overclock so I hope i am posting in the right section.

I am running Windows 7 and can't stop Media Centre Launching on Startup. I have gone in to Media Centre and unchecked the startup box but it still launches.

I have also gone into msconfig and and deselected anyhting under services and boot which refers to Media Centre but it still launches.

I have also tried disabling Media Centre and then re-enabling but it still launches on startup.

Just don't know where else to look.

Helllllpppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!
post #2 of 7
Well then I recommed going to start, programs, stratup and see if MP is listed there to start up.

To be honest msconfig should have taken care of it. Did you forget to hit "Apply"?
 
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Not in Startup, will check msconfig and make sure I havn't missed something and make sure I have hit apply.
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You can use a program called Glary Utilities (use the free version).

It has a start up manager that lets you select/unselect startup items.

it is under the Modules tab, optimize and improve > Startup Manager
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I stopped it permently, by uninstalling it and using VLC player instead.

to uninstall it goto Start, control panel, windows update, select installed updates, Select turn windows features on or off. Uncheck Media Features.
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Did you uninstall windows media player as well? That can mess some stuff up.
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Hi
Thanks for the info but I use Media Centre for everything so want to keep it enabled. So far I have done the following to[ try and stop it launching at startup.

Unchecked the "start when windows starts"' in media centre program menu.
Unchecked anything that refers to media centre in msconfig for services and boot and hit the apply button.
Made sure that media centre is not listed in startup.
Disabled the program and then re-enabled.
installed Winpatrol 7 checked the startup section, its not listed.

It still launchesat startup, driving me nuts. Is there anywhere else it could be set to start?. Is there anyhting to do with the registry?. What about MCE standby tool or e-home???.

Thanks for the help.
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