Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 97
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
       #10

    Bree said:
    I've just tested this on two of my systems, 14393.1593 and 15063.540. Both already had WMP turned on in 'Windows Features' but neither had the context menu there by default. 'Add_Play_with_Windows_Media_Player_context_menu.reg' did not add the context menu on either system, even after a restart.

    Personally that's no hardship though, having previously used 'Open With' to browse and find WMP. So it (and others I've 'opened with' before) are available at a right-click as well as the default Microsoft apps.

    Attachment 152877
    AHA! So there is something wrong with that regedit file. Maybe someone can fix it? I did some research and found this is where context menu handlers are. I know you can hit open with but I want the Play With option.

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  2. Posts : 97
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
       #11

    It still doesn't work Brink

    I used the removal reg and your new adding reg also rebooted with nothing working.
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  3. Posts : 61,917
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #12

    RECONBunny,

    I'm not sure what method may have removed it for you, but you could use the method Bree posted above as a workaround to open the file with WMP without setting WMP as the default app.
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  4. Posts : 25,076
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    Brink said:
    ...you could use the method Bree posted above as a workaround to open the file with WMP without setting WMP as the default app.
    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    Step 1. Open with > choose another app
    Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10-open-1.png

    Step 2, click More apps

    Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10-open-2.png

    Step 3. scroll down to the bottom of the list to find Look for another app on this PC

    Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10-open-3.png

    Step 4. browse and find Windows Media Player wmplayer.exe then click Open

    Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10-open-4.png
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  5. Posts : 93
    Win10 Pro, Version 21H2 (Build 19044.1706) (14.06.2022)
       #14

    Just for the record:

    Remove Add to Windows Media Player list Context Menu in Windows 10

    If you want to remove the "Enqueue with Windows Media Player" entry too, copy & paste the 5 lines of the *.reg file and replace all
    \Play
    with
    \Enqueue
    which finally looks like:
    HTML Code:
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Stack.Audio\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Stack.Image\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Play]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Play]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Stack.Audio\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Stack.Image\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\audio\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Audio\shell\Enqueue]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\Directory.Image\shell\Enqueue]
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  6. Posts : 463
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #15

    If you turn off windows media player in Windows optional features, is the Play with WMP context menu entry disabled as well?
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  7. Posts : 61,917
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #16

    bamajon1974 said:
    If you turn off windows media player in Windows optional features, is the Play with WMP context menu entry disabled as well?
    Yep.
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  8. Posts : 463
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #17

    Great! Thank you!
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