- 1 Click the "Start" button on the bottom of your computer screen.It will show the most recent programs you've worked with.
- Visit your Windows computer's "Control Panel".It will have a lot of different items such as "computer security" and "hardware and sound".
- Find the "Programs".On different computers, it might say something different such as "Programs and Features. Just click on whichever one has the word feature in it.
- Look for "Turn Windows Features On or Off".It may be on the top of the page or at the bottom, but click on it.
- Look.A page with all your filed programs will come up, and scroll down to find "Windows Media Center".
- Check the boxes.A list of programs will be on the next tab. All the check-marked ones are the programs you have up and running. To finally disable Windows Media Center, un-check the box by clicking it.
- Click "Yes" on the warning dialog box.It's asking if your perfectly okay with disabling it.
- Hit the Okay button on the second dialog box.The same box page will come up, but this time you will see Windows Media Center has no check.
- Wait for it to load.Now Windows is going to disable, and you can just relax! Maybe you can come to wikiHow too!
- Reboot your computer.A message saying you must restart the computer will pop up. Just shut it down or restart and log back in. You have successfully disabled Windows Media Center!
- Try to disable it when you have some free time, because it might take a while.
- Do this when you're not typing something on Word, or have an important tab open on your internet browser.
- Read carefully, because you must do everything correctly.
- If you have any important stuff up and running, it will all be erased when the computer restarts, so be careful.
- Ask permission if you are a kid. On Windows Vista (Home Premium) and Windows 7, you'll have no choice but to run through the User Account Control box when you get to getting rid of this default program. On Windows 8 and 8.1, it's not installed by default by any flavor of the Windows operating system but can be purchased for a price, and if purchased, you'll still have to run through User Account Control; on Windows 10 and newer, it not installed and not available for part of any official extra package.