Jackie Stewart - PC Help
   

       

Disable wmpnscfg.exe for windows media player from start up permanently

If you have typed in msconfig and unchecked wmpnscfg.exe from your startup and it keep re-appearing then you need to run registry editor and disable it permanently. Go to run and type in regedit, then navigate to the key

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\HME

 

look in the right hand pane for the DWORD   DisableDiscovery   right click it and choose modify and under value data change the number to 2. If the DWORD does not exist then you will have to create it. Navigate again to

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\HME

 

right click on HME this time and select "new" then "DWORD value" and name it   DisableDiscovery   right click it and choose modify and under value data change the number to 2

 

Now when you restart your comp wmpnscfg.exe will no longer run at startup