How To Remove Windows Media Player Entries From Context Menu (Without Using Third-Party Tools)

Countless numbers of free audio and video players are available for Windows. Most of Windows users have installed at least two or more third-party media players. Users who have set Winamp, foobar2000 or any other audio player as their default media player may want to get rid of Windows Media Player entries from the context menu.

With default Windows installation settings, you can see Play and Add to Windows Media Player List entries in the context menu. Add to Windows Media Player List entry is visible even if you have set a third-party audio player as your default player. So, users who use a media player other than WMP, may want to remove these entries.

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Sure, one can always use available free utilities to remove entries from context menu, but one can easily remove WMP entries without using a third-party tool. Just follow the simple steps given below to quickly remove Windows Media Player entries from the right-click menu.

Procedure:

Step 1: Open Default Programs. To do this, open Start menu and then click on Default Programs. Windows 8 users can simply type Default Programs in Start screen and press enter key to launch the same.

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Step 2: Here, click Set program access and computer defaults to open Set Program Access and Computer Defaults window.

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Step 3: Select Custom and then click the down arrow icon to expand the list. Here, under Choose a default media player, disable Enable access to this program next to Windows Media Player.

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Step 4: Click Ok button to exit the window. You are done! You just removed Windows Media Player entries from the context menu.

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