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I have disabled the service for the player but why is it enabled in the first place and how do I get rid of it? (Do not want to play media sharing at work)

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From How To Disable Windows Media Player 12 Sharing :

  1. Go to Network and Sharing Center (found by clicking your wireless/Ethernet icon in your taskbar)
  2. Select Homegroup and Sharing Options
  3. Select Choose Media Streaming Options
  4. Click Block All
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WMP12 doesn't have the "simple-minded solution" –  Mark Sowul Jan 25 '13 at 17:08

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