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Topic # 64738 21-Jul-2010 19:43 Send private message

Hi,

About a year ago, when I was in Hamilton, I setup Windows Media Center to recieve the freeview HD signal, ever since, I have had a media center icon in my taskbar.  I left hamilton months and months ago, and can't get the signal anymore, so i just don't use WMC anymore..

That little icon is bugging me lol, it keeps saying its updating a 'log'.  i think it has something to do with the EPG?

How do I get rid of it? i don't want it starting up when windows starts 

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  Reply # 354605 21-Jul-2010 20:29 Send private message

Not sure exactly, you could try Start/Run/msconfig and see if there is a reference to it in the Start up tab, if so un-tick it.




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  Reply # 354909 22-Jul-2010 13:41 Send private message

Open the run dialogue box and type services hit OK and the services control panel will open. Set the services that start "Windows Media Centre" to manual.
That should stop the services from running after a reboot.







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  Reply # 355123 22-Jul-2010 21:36 Send private message

I tried that 'run' - 'services' suggestion, but nothing pops up after I 'ok' on the run box.




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  Reply # 355138 22-Jul-2010 22:11 Send private message

Just open Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services then...





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  Reply # 355154 22-Jul-2010 22:53 Send private message

Or "services.msc" in the Run box.

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  Reply # 355155 22-Jul-2010 22:55 Send private message

You need to put services.msc




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  Reply # 355211 23-Jul-2010 08:38 Send private message

sorry my bad. I was using the search box under the start menu in 7 which of course searches.. as stated go though control panel or use services.msc







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  Reply # 355346 23-Jul-2010 13:50 Send private message

Thanks. I set all four of the Windows Media Center options to Manual, but it still came up on startup. Confusing eh? I think I might just have to live with it ;)




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  Reply # 355398 23-Jul-2010 15:17 Send private message

If you go into services again are any of the MC services running?







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  Reply # 355405 23-Jul-2010 15:32 Send private message

The 'Receiver Service' and 'Scheduler Service' are running.




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  Reply # 355496 23-Jul-2010 18:26 Send private message

Cannot check the media center at the moment (family watching TV) but I think there will have been a service called "Windows Media Center Service Launcher" change that to disabled and see if that stops the others starting.

Edit: Better off follow the instructions here

http://www.webtlk.com/2008/02/28/how-to-disable-windows-media-center/







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  Reply # 355554 23-Jul-2010 21:05 Send private message

I assume you're running Windows 7? Just to to add/remove programs and remove Media Centre... Problem solved.

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