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13-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Hi Everyone

When I got my PC it came with WMP11.

How do I remove it?
I've tried going to Add/Remove Programs/ tried searching in \WINDOWS, looked it up in Microsoft Support but none of them works.

Here's my CCleaner Program List:

3D Windows XP Screen Saver
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Shockwave Player 11
Alt-Tab Task Switcher Powertoy for Windows XP
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4
ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5
ArcSoft VideoImpression 2
avast! Antivirus
Bayden IEToys (remove only)
CCleaner (remove only)
ClearType Tuning Control Panel Applet
CmdHere Powertoy For Windows XP
File Shredder 2.0
File Uploader
filehippo.com Update Checker
Foxit Reader
HijackThis 2.0.2
HTML Slideshow Powertoy for Windows XP
Inline Search v1.5.0 for Internet Explorer (remove only)
Inspiration 8 IE
Java(TM) 6 Update 12
K-Lite Codec Pack 4.5.3 (Full)
Lexmark 1200 Series
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Media Library Management Wizard
MediaMonkey 3.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1
Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP
Microsoft Image Composite Editor
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Text-to-Speech Engine 4.0 (English)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Movie Maker Background Music Files
Movie Maker Sound Effects
Movie Maker Title Images
Mozilla Firefox (3.0.6)
Mozilla Thunderbird (
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
Nikon Message Center
Nikon Transfer
OpenOffice.org 3.0
Personal License Update Wizard for Windows Media Player
Picasa 3
Plus! MP3 Audio Converter LE
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Rollercoaster Rush™
Send To Toys v2.5
SiS Mirage 3 Graphics
Slideshow Generator Powertoy for Windows XP
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Tencent QQ2009
TuneUp Utilities 2009
Tweak UI
Unity Web Player
Unlocker 1.8.7
Update for Windows XP (KB943729)
VGA USB Camera
VirusTotal Uploader
Visual Task Tips 3.4
VLC media player 0.9.8a
Windows Installer Clean Up
Windows Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1
Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP
Windows Media Player Playlist Import to Excel Wizard
Windows Media Player Skin Importer
Windows Media Player Tray Control
Windows Support Tools
WinRAR archiver
Zuma Deluxe 1.0


Speedy Gonzales
13-02-2009, 04:59 PM
Unless it was installed over WMP10 (or a previous version), you cant uninstall it.

13-02-2009, 05:03 PM
it came standard with vista like IE. the only way you can get rid of it is through a slip streamed installation, am i right speedy?

13-02-2009, 05:07 PM
System Restore to a date before it was installed?

Speedy Gonzales
13-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Yup, altho, if you remove IE, WMP and OE in a Nlite slipstream.

It may affect a few things.

13-02-2009, 08:24 PM
Assuming its Windows XP -

Open Add/remove Programs, on the left, select Add/ Remove windows Components - when the box opens - Scroll down, untick Windows Media Player - click OK and wave Bye bye to WMP11.

Mind you it may also affect other windows components that need WMP.

If its Vista - you cant go back AFAIK WMP10 doesn't work in Vista.