how to remove/disable/uninstall Windows Media Player extension/add-on in IE8 - please help

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  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?
     
    Adam, Feb 14, 2011
    #1
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  2. On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:

    > I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    > How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?


    Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 14, 2011
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  3. Adam

    Adam Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    news:gbc0cuzl438e$...
    > On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >
    > > I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    > > How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?

    >
    > Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)



    Yes, it wasn't listed. At least, it wasn't obvious to me.
    And, searching for "media" came up blank.
    But, I know it's installed since having multiple tabs opened to
    sites that use Windows Media Player is insufferable. :)
     
    Adam, Feb 15, 2011
    #3
  4. On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:19:01 -0800, Adam wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > news:gbc0cuzl438e$...
    >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >>
    >>> I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    >>> How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?

    >>
    >> Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >
    >
    > Yes, it wasn't listed. At least, it wasn't obvious to me.
    > And, searching for "media" came up blank.
    > But, I know it's installed since having multiple tabs opened to
    > sites that use Windows Media Player is insufferable. :)


    Here's a challenge: use "Windows" and "obvious" in the same sentence :)

    I explored a bit and found this:
    Go to Tools - Manage Add-ons.
    In the left (navigation) pane, select Toolbars and Extensions.
    In the right pane (the actual apps pane) look for Microsoft, then look
    at the apps under that heading.

    In my case Media Player is not there.

    So here's what I did to see it:
    At the bottom of the left pane is a drop-down box labeled "Show:". I had
    to go there and choose "All add-ons" instead of "Currently loaded
    add-ons", at which time I could see Media Player under Microsoft.

    That seems to imply that WMP is not active here. I can't tell. I almost
    never use IE :)

    HTH...


    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 15, 2011
    #4
  5. Adam

    Adam Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:19:01 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >
    > > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > > news:gbc0cuzl438e$...
    > >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    > >>> How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?
    > >>
    > >> Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    > >
    > >
    > > Yes, it wasn't listed. At least, it wasn't obvious to me.
    > > And, searching for "media" came up blank.
    > > But, I know it's installed since having multiple tabs opened to
    > > sites that use Windows Media Player is insufferable. :)

    >
    >
    > Here's a challenge: use "Windows" and "obvious" in the same sentence :)
    >
    > I explored a bit and found this:
    > Go to Tools - Manage Add-ons.
    > In the left (navigation) pane, select Toolbars and Extensions.
    > In the right pane (the actual apps pane) look for Microsoft,
    > then look at the apps under that heading.
    >
    > In my case Media Player is not there.
    >
    > So here's what I did to see it:
    > At the bottom of the left pane is a drop-down box labeled "Show:".
    > I had to go there and choose "All add-ons" instead of "Currently loaded
    > add-ons", at which time I could see Media Player under Microsoft.
    >
    > That seems to imply that WMP is not active here. I can't tell. I almost
    > never use IE :)
    >
    > HTH...
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)



    Yeah, I like your challenge. :)

    That's the same procedure I tried before.

    In the "Manage Add-ons" dialog with
    "Toolbars and Extensions" and "All add-ons" selected,
    the following is listed under Microsoft Corporation ...

    1) Research
    2) Groove Folder Synchronization
    3) Windows Live Toolbar BHO
    4) Windows Live Sign-in Helper
    5) Search Helper
    6) Windows Live Toolbar
    7) Microsoft Silverlight
    8) Windows Live Sign-in Control


    But, still no Windows Media Player.

    I try to avoid IE8 also but I ran into issues installing
    Adobe Flash Player in Firefox so I used IE8 as backup.
     
    Adam, Feb 15, 2011
    #5
  6. Adam

    Adam Guest

    "Adam" <adam@no_thanks.com> wrote in message
    news:ijecp2$rgg$-september.org...
    >
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:19:01 -0800, Adam wrote:
    > >
    > > > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:gbc0cuzl438e$...
    > > >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:
    > > >>
    > > >>> I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    > > >>> How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?
    > > >>
    > > >> Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Yes, it wasn't listed. At least, it wasn't obvious to me.
    > > > And, searching for "media" came up blank.
    > > > But, I know it's installed since having multiple tabs opened to
    > > > sites that use Windows Media Player is insufferable. :)

    > >
    > >
    > > Here's a challenge: use "Windows" and "obvious" in the same sentence :)
    > >
    > > I explored a bit and found this:
    > > Go to Tools - Manage Add-ons.
    > > In the left (navigation) pane, select Toolbars and Extensions.
    > > In the right pane (the actual apps pane) look for Microsoft,
    > > then look at the apps under that heading.
    > >
    > > In my case Media Player is not there.
    > >
    > > So here's what I did to see it:
    > > At the bottom of the left pane is a drop-down box labeled "Show:".
    > > I had to go there and choose "All add-ons" instead of "Currently loaded
    > > add-ons", at which time I could see Media Player under Microsoft.
    > >
    > > That seems to imply that WMP is not active here. I can't tell. I almost
    > > never use IE :)
    > >
    > > HTH...
    > >
    > > --
    > > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >
    >
    > Yeah, I like your challenge. :)
    >
    > That's the same procedure I tried before.
    >
    > In the "Manage Add-ons" dialog with
    > "Toolbars and Extensions" and "All add-ons" selected,
    > the following is listed under Microsoft Corporation ...
    >
    > 1) Research
    > 2) Groove Folder Synchronization
    > 3) Windows Live Toolbar BHO
    > 4) Windows Live Sign-in Helper
    > 5) Search Helper
    > 6) Windows Live Toolbar
    > 7) Microsoft Silverlight
    > 8) Windows Live Sign-in Control
    >
    >
    > But, still no Windows Media Player.
    >
    > I try to avoid IE8 also but I ran into issues installing
    > Adobe Flash Player in Firefox so I used IE8 as backup.
    >


    I'm seriously thinking about installing Ubuntu over Windows 7.
    There has been too many blue screens of death. Yuck!!
     
    Adam, Feb 15, 2011
    #6
  7. On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:33:10 -0800, Adam wrote:

    > "Adam" <adam@no_thanks.com> wrote in message
    > news:ijecp2$rgg$-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:19:01 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >>> > news:gbc0cuzl438e$...
    >>> >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >>> >>
    >>> >>> I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    >>> >>> How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?
    >>> >>
    >>> >> Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?
    >>> >>
    >>> >> --
    >>> >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > Yes, it wasn't listed. At least, it wasn't obvious to me.
    >>> > And, searching for "media" came up blank.
    >>> > But, I know it's installed since having multiple tabs opened to
    >>> > sites that use Windows Media Player is insufferable. :)
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Here's a challenge: use "Windows" and "obvious" in the same sentence :)
    >>>
    >>> I explored a bit and found this:
    >>> Go to Tools - Manage Add-ons.
    >>> In the left (navigation) pane, select Toolbars and Extensions.
    >>> In the right pane (the actual apps pane) look for Microsoft,
    >>> then look at the apps under that heading.
    >>>
    >>> In my case Media Player is not there.
    >>>
    >>> So here's what I did to see it:
    >>> At the bottom of the left pane is a drop-down box labeled "Show:".
    >>> I had to go there and choose "All add-ons" instead of "Currently loaded
    >>> add-ons", at which time I could see Media Player under Microsoft.
    >>>
    >>> That seems to imply that WMP is not active here. I can't tell. I almost
    >>> never use IE :)
    >>>
    >>> HTH...
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >>
    >>
    >> Yeah, I like your challenge. :)
    >>
    >> That's the same procedure I tried before.
    >>
    >> In the "Manage Add-ons" dialog with
    >> "Toolbars and Extensions" and "All add-ons" selected,
    >> the following is listed under Microsoft Corporation ...
    >>
    >> 1) Research
    >> 2) Groove Folder Synchronization
    >> 3) Windows Live Toolbar BHO
    >> 4) Windows Live Sign-in Helper
    >> 5) Search Helper
    >> 6) Windows Live Toolbar
    >> 7) Microsoft Silverlight
    >> 8) Windows Live Sign-in Control
    >>
    >>
    >> But, still no Windows Media Player.
    >>
    >> I try to avoid IE8 also but I ran into issues installing
    >> Adobe Flash Player in Firefox so I used IE8 as backup.
    >>

    >
    > I'm seriously thinking about installing Ubuntu over Windows 7.
    > There has been too many blue screens of death. Yuck!!


    No! Don't! We need you on our side!

    But I could hardly blame you...

    Sorry I had nothing new to offer you about the add-ins.

    I wonder if there is a magic entry in the registry, or even something in
    Remove programs in the Control Panel. But the CP idea seems unlikely,
    and I have no idea what IE does in the registry.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 15, 2011
    #7
  8. Adam

    Adam Guest

    "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    news:17vd2n3q43c3a$.1ttcsw3sshykd$...
    > On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:33:10 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >
    > > "Adam" <adam@no_thanks.com> wrote in message
    > > news:ijecp2$rgg$-september.org...
    > >>
    > >> "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >>> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:19:01 -0800, Adam wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>> > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > >>> > news:gbc0cuzl438e$...
    > >>> >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >>> I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    > >>> >>> How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >> Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?
    > >>> >>
    > >>> >> --
    > >>> >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    > >>> >
    > >>> >
    > >>> > Yes, it wasn't listed. At least, it wasn't obvious to me.
    > >>> > And, searching for "media" came up blank.
    > >>> > But, I know it's installed since having multiple tabs opened to
    > >>> > sites that use Windows Media Player is insufferable. :)
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> Here's a challenge: use "Windows" and "obvious" in the same sentence :)
    > >>>
    > >>> I explored a bit and found this:
    > >>> Go to Tools - Manage Add-ons.
    > >>> In the left (navigation) pane, select Toolbars and Extensions.
    > >>> In the right pane (the actual apps pane) look for Microsoft,
    > >>> then look at the apps under that heading.
    > >>>
    > >>> In my case Media Player is not there.
    > >>>
    > >>> So here's what I did to see it:
    > >>> At the bottom of the left pane is a drop-down box labeled "Show:".
    > >>> I had to go there and choose "All add-ons" instead of "Currently loaded
    > >>> add-ons", at which time I could see Media Player under Microsoft.
    > >>>
    > >>> That seems to imply that WMP is not active here. I can't tell. I almost
    > >>> never use IE :)
    > >>>
    > >>> HTH...
    > >>>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Yeah, I like your challenge. :)
    > >>
    > >> That's the same procedure I tried before.
    > >>
    > >> In the "Manage Add-ons" dialog with
    > >> "Toolbars and Extensions" and "All add-ons" selected,
    > >> the following is listed under Microsoft Corporation ...
    > >>
    > >> 1) Research
    > >> 2) Groove Folder Synchronization
    > >> 3) Windows Live Toolbar BHO
    > >> 4) Windows Live Sign-in Helper
    > >> 5) Search Helper
    > >> 6) Windows Live Toolbar
    > >> 7) Microsoft Silverlight
    > >> 8) Windows Live Sign-in Control
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> But, still no Windows Media Player.
    > >>
    > >> I try to avoid IE8 also but I ran into issues installing
    > >> Adobe Flash Player in Firefox so I used IE8 as backup.
    > >>

    > >
    > > I'm seriously thinking about installing Ubuntu over Windows 7.
    > > There has been too many blue screens of death. Yuck!!

    >
    > No! Don't! We need you on our side!
    >
    > But I could hardly blame you...
    >
    > Sorry I had nothing new to offer you about the add-ins.
    >
    > I wonder if there is a magic entry in the registry, or even something in
    > Remove programs in the Control Panel. But the CP idea seems unlikely,
    > and I have no idea what IE does in the registry.
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)



    But-but-but, Windows 7's side is so ... BLUE.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. :) <duck>
     
    Adam, Feb 15, 2011
    #8
  9. On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:53:54 -0800, Adam wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > news:17vd2n3q43c3a$.1ttcsw3sshykd$...
    >> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:33:10 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Adam" <adam@no_thanks.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:ijecp2$rgg$-september.org...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:19:01 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> > news:gbc0cuzl438e$...
    >>>>> >> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:24:49 -0800, Adam wrote:
    >>>>> >>
    >>>>> >>> I regret allowing Windows Media Player extension/add-on to run on IE8.
    >>>>> >>> How do I remove/disable/uninstall this extension/add-on?
    >>>>> >>
    >>>>> >> Have you tried Tools - Manage Add-ons?
    >>>>> >>
    >>>>> >> --
    >>>>> >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> > Yes, it wasn't listed. At least, it wasn't obvious to me.
    >>>>> > And, searching for "media" came up blank.
    >>>>> > But, I know it's installed since having multiple tabs opened to
    >>>>> > sites that use Windows Media Player is insufferable. :)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Here's a challenge: use "Windows" and "obvious" in the same sentence :)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I explored a bit and found this:
    >>>>> Go to Tools - Manage Add-ons.
    >>>>> In the left (navigation) pane, select Toolbars and Extensions.
    >>>>> In the right pane (the actual apps pane) look for Microsoft,
    >>>>> then look at the apps under that heading.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> In my case Media Player is not there.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> So here's what I did to see it:
    >>>>> At the bottom of the left pane is a drop-down box labeled "Show:".
    >>>>> I had to go there and choose "All add-ons" instead of "Currently loaded
    >>>>> add-ons", at which time I could see Media Player under Microsoft.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> That seems to imply that WMP is not active here. I can't tell. I almost
    >>>>> never use IE :)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> HTH...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Yeah, I like your challenge. :)
    >>>>
    >>>> That's the same procedure I tried before.
    >>>>
    >>>> In the "Manage Add-ons" dialog with
    >>>> "Toolbars and Extensions" and "All add-ons" selected,
    >>>> the following is listed under Microsoft Corporation ...
    >>>>
    >>>> 1) Research
    >>>> 2) Groove Folder Synchronization
    >>>> 3) Windows Live Toolbar BHO
    >>>> 4) Windows Live Sign-in Helper
    >>>> 5) Search Helper
    >>>> 6) Windows Live Toolbar
    >>>> 7) Microsoft Silverlight
    >>>> 8) Windows Live Sign-in Control
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> But, still no Windows Media Player.
    >>>>
    >>>> I try to avoid IE8 also but I ran into issues installing
    >>>> Adobe Flash Player in Firefox so I used IE8 as backup.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I'm seriously thinking about installing Ubuntu over Windows 7.
    >>> There has been too many blue screens of death. Yuck!!

    >>
    >> No! Don't! We need you on our side!
    >>
    >> But I could hardly blame you...
    >>
    >> Sorry I had nothing new to offer you about the add-ins.
    >>
    >> I wonder if there is a magic entry in the registry, or even something in
    >> Remove programs in the Control Panel. But the CP idea seems unlikely,
    >> and I have no idea what IE does in the registry.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >
    >
    > But-but-but, Windows 7's side is so ... BLUE.
    >
    > Sorry, I couldn't resist. :) <duck>


    It's getting to be time to (blue) screen your posts :)

    Don't apologize, just boldly go ahead and make us uncomfortable :)


    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 16, 2011
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