How do I get it to stop? RRS feed

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  • I have W8.1 on my HP laptop. I am using my Bluetooth headset to listen to programs, videos, etc. My problem is, especially when I switch between my laptop and cell phone, the Windows Media Player starts up. HOW DO I GET IT TO STOP?

    It seems when I hang up from a phone conversation, WMP automatically opens with NO assistance from me. I seldom listen to it, yet it just opens and plays. 

    Aside from deleting it altogether, what can I do to stop autoplay. Yes, I have tried to stop the autoplay but that does no good. I have over 900 songs on here and do like to listen to it WHEN I CHOOSE, not when it does. Someone please help me!

    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:15 PM off topic
    Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:05 PM


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  • Hi,

    I recommend asking your question in the Windows forums here:


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    Good luck.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, March 28, 2014 2:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, April 11, 2014 5:45 PM
    Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:51 PM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the TechNet Site Feedback forum, because it is not Feedback about the TechNet Website or Subscription.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who post their question in this forum in error, but please don’t ignore it.  The links I share below I’ve collected to help you get right where you need to go with your issue.

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    Moving to off topic. 

    Thanks, Mike

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:15 PM