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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