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Old 10-07-2014
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removing Play with Windows Media Player menu in Windows 7
  

I have just reinstalled Windows 7 64bit on my computer. On the Windows Media Player inbuilt application there is an option called "Play with Windows Media Player" when we right click on any songs. I was wondering if this options can be removed. I have already tried to search for a method on how to do this but cannot find any suitable solutions for same? So, if anyone knows how to remove this option from WMP, please let me know about it. Thanks

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Old 11-07-2014
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Re: removing Play with Windows Media Player menu in Windows 7

You need to go into registry editor to do that but the relevant entry differs many times. Theer is one place that has to be removed so that you can disable the context menu entry. Also, this menu entry occurs differently for several types of media files and folders depending on whether it is a video, image or audio file. Lastly, there are also different entries to play the different files in Windows Media Player and to add them to the WMP playlist. One wrong step can lead to problems launching the WMP.
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Old 12-07-2014
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Re: removing Play with Windows Media Player menu in Windows 7

Can you try to create a .reg file with below content and run it. The file will remove both the commands from all media types for both files and folders:

Code:
;Remove "Play with Windows Media Player" context menu entries

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Enqueue]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Play]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Enqueue]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Play]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Video\shell\Enqueue]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Video\shell\Play]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Enqueue]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Play]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video\shell\Enqueue]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video\shell\Play]
Also, before applying the .reg file, it will be good if you can backup the registry before.
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Old 14-07-2014
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Re: removing Play with Windows Media Player menu in Windows 7

All, you need to do is simply run the below command in Start > Search > CMD and it will unregister the Windows Media Player shell extenstion and remove the Play with Windows Media Player entry:

regsvr32 /u wmpshell.dll

If that doesnt work then also try to remove the below registry entry which will get rid of the Shop for Music Online in Audio Directory context menu:
Code:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WMPShopMusic
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