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    Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10

    Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove "Play with Windows Media Player" Context Menu in Windows 10
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    11 Sep 2017
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    Add or Remove "Play with Windows Media Player" Context Menu in Windows 10

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    To play media files with Windows Media Player no matter the default app, you can select the file(s) you would like to play, right click or press and hold on the selected file(s), and click/tap on Play with Windows Media Player. The files should then open and play in Windows Media Player.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Play with Windows Media Player context menu from media files for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove this context menu.


    EXAMPLE: "Play with Windows Media Player" context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "Play with Windows Media Player" Context Menu to Media Files

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Play_with_Windows_Media_Player_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Play with Windows Media Player" Context Menu from Media Files

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Play_with_Windows_Media_Player_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    11 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64

    This did not work for me. Windows 10 x64 latest updates.
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  2.    11 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,174
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
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    Hello RECONBunny,

    It's still working for me.

    Are you trying to add or remove the context menu?

    What are you seeing instead?
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  3.    11 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64

    I am trying to add it. It looks like it did before I did anything:


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  4.    11 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
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    The context menu should be there by default.

    Check in "Windows Features" to see if you have these two items below checked for having WMP turned on.

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  5.    11 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64

    Both of those are checked and enabled. Does it have to do with default players? Mine is iTunes or should it matter?
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  6.    11 Sep 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Normally, it wouldn't matter what your default player is.

    Did you previously use any other method to remove the context menu? If so, it may have used a different method that can't be restored using this tutorial.
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  7.    11 Sep 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64

    No I sure haven't. I don't usually mess with this stuff. I mean I was messing with WinAero Tweaker last night but this was gone way before that.

    I've read that some people install fresh copies of Windows 10 and it doesn't have this option.
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  8.    11 Sep 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    The context menu should be there by default.
    Check in "Windows Features" to see if you have these two items below checked for having WMP turned on.
    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.

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  9.    11 Sep 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
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    RECONBunny,

    I've updated the Add_Play_with_Windows_Media_Player_context_menu.reg file in the tutorial.

    If you like, download and merge the new version to see if that may help now. I've included another method to it for restoring the context menu.
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