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Windows Vista Media Center Randomly Starts up.

Apparently I'm not the only one out there having this problem as I've seen other posts on it.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium.
I do not have Media Center in the startup folder.
I do not have an infared, RF or BT remote hookedup to my laptop.
I do not have a hot key (that I can tell) assigned to run MC.

I can be doing many different things on my laptop. It doesn't matter what. Media Center randomly starts up. I've checked extentions to see what file types are set to run under MC. I've even reassigned all file types that are normally ran on MC. I've had no luck.


I can be using Internet Explorer and MC randomly starts up.
I can be playing a game (Guild wars, Wow, Diablo 2) and MC starts up randomly.

I've used cleaning tools like CCleaner to clean up the registry. I've looked in MSconfig to remove any Media center tied commands. Nothings solving it. . . . Oh wait, there it happened again.

Any help?

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Open Control Panel
Go into Default Programs
Under Custom remove the tick from Enable Media Centre.

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