How to Disable or Uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 10

How to Disable or Uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows 10

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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:

Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName “WindowsMediaPlayer”

Uninstall Windows Media Player Using Command Prompt

The last way to remove Windows Media Player from Windows 10 is to use Command Prompt.

Firstly, launch the Command Prompt as administrator and then type the following command:

DISM /online /disable-feature /featurename:WindowsMediaPlayer

Press Enter and way after the uninstallation is over. Then you will be asked if you want to restart your computer.

Type Y to restart, this will complete the uninstallation process.

More Windows 10 resources

For more help articles, coverage, and answers on Windows 10, you can visit the following resources:

Windows 10 help, tips, and tricks

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