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Windows Media Player. A legacy application from the old era of Windows. Most people are not using this media player, instead, they are using modern applications such as Groove Music or VLC, for example.
Here is a simple guide on how to disable or uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 10.
Disable Windows Media Player on Windows 10
Let’s start slowly and just disable the Media Player.
STEP 1: Hit the Windows Key on your keyboard and type the following command: appwiz.cpl
STEP 2: After you see this control panel item at the top of the results, click on it.
STEP 3: In the next step, click the Turn Windows features on or off link in the left sidebar.
STEP 4: Now you should see a new window, scroll down and uncheck the Media Features box.
STEP 5: Then click the OK button. And restart your computer.
This will automatically disable the Windows Media Player on your Windows 10 computer.
Uninstall Windows Media Player on Windows 10
If you want to uninstall the Windows Media Player from your computer, follow these instructions:
STEP 1: Open the Start menu and click on Settings.
STEP 2: Next, open the Apps and click on Apps and Features.
STEP 3: Now, find the Optional Features link and click on it.
STEP 4: After a new window appears, from the Installed Features list, scroll down and find Windows Media Player and then click on it.
STEP 5: This action will show you the Uninstall button. Click the button to uninstall the Media Player.
That’s all there is to it. Windows Media Player is now uninstalled from Windows 10. You will see that it has been uninstalled from the top of the list.
Uninstall Windows Media Player from Powershell
If you are an advanced user of Windows 10, you can easily uninstall Windows Media Player using Powershell.
All you need to do is to launch the Powershell as administrator and then type the following command: