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Windows 7 and media players?

By nickc
Jun 9, 2011
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  1. Good morning everyone, I am running Windows 7. As I assume most do, when I set up Windows 7 I set up windows media player as the default player, and now I would like it to not be the default, so I can use another. Is there someone who can tell me how to do this?
     
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    If you type in the Start search bar "Set your default programs", then click the shortcut of the same name that appears, you'll be able to change all your defaults from there, including Media Player.
     
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 923   +11

    no as I said, I set the default when I set it up and now that has no option for for the media player.
     
  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    The answer to that question is what i've given you. You can also right click a type of file (like an MP3) and use "Open with ->" to set the default Media Player that it opens with. Is that what you mean?
     
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    Depends on the non-Windows media player you're using, you might be able to change file association in it.
     
  6. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 923   +11

    Benny26, I am trying the association now and will let u know if that worked.

    Thanks
     
  7. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Ok bud, no probs :)
     
  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 923   +11

    Thanks gentle men, file association worked.
     

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