Countless numbers of free audio and video players are available for Windows. Most 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.
Sure, one can always use available free utilities to remove entries from the 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.
This method works on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7.
Remove Windows Media Player entries from the context menu
Step 1: Open Default Programs. To do this, open the Start menu on Windows 7 and then click on Default Programs. On Windows 10, type Default Programs in Start menu search and then press Enter key to open Default Programs. Windows 8 users can simply type Default Programs in Start screen, and press the Enter key to launch the same.
Step 2: Here, click Set program access and computer defaults to open Set Program Access and Computer Defaults window.
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.
Step 4: Click the Ok button to exit the window. You are done! You just removed Windows Media Player entries from the context menu.