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Play DVDs with Windows Media Player

To play DVD's with Windows Media Player, you need to have a DVD Player (For
example, PowerDVD) or a MPEG2
codec
installed.[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Settings]C
reate the String value Enable DVDUI, value = yes. Reboot.



Delete Windows Media Player 8 history and playlists History

In C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Application Data, you will find
a file with a name such as DCBC2A71-70D8-4DAN-#HR*-#0D61DEA3FDF.ini. Delete
it.


Playlists

In C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Applications Data\Microsoft\Media Index, you
will find a file with a DB extension. Delete it. As far as I can tell, WMP8 does not store
filenames in the registry. If you know otherwise, please let me know.



How to Disable the Windows Media Player for Windows XP Automatic Update
Feature

To control whether you allow the Windows Media Player Automatic Update feature, user
the following Windows XP registry hack:
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsMediaPlayer
Name: DisableAutoUpdate
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
The same registry hack works for Windows Media Player 7.0 and 7.1 used in NT and
Windows 2000.
For older Windows with Windows Media Player 6.4, the key is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\EnableAutoUpgrade,
Type=REG_SZ, and value="No".

				
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