How do I permanently stop Windows Media Center from booting up?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Dio, May 4, 2009.

  1. Dio
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    I keep turning it off in services.msc, but the motherfucker starts up randomly. How do I stop this?

    If your reply has anything mentioning that I should run an OS other than Vista, then don't bother posting.
     
  2. Jiggah

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    Why don't you just turn it off in the settings of Windows Media Center? Or uncheck it from msconfig. I'd do the first and use the second as a last resort.
     
  3. notnarb

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    Yeah, windows key + R, type in msconfig, hit enter, startup tab

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    assuming you already know that, there is a program out there called something like startup blocker which would prevent services from re-entering the startup list, but I can't remember the exact name for the life of me. I know its installed on my mom's computer and I can check it later if OP doesn't find another solution
     
  4. Dio
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    Alright, I used msconfig, but now WMC opens by itself whenever I close Guild Wars.
     
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  6. playallday

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    Never mind.
     
  7. Dio
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    Thanks! (filler)