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wmpnetwk.exe runs constantly

Posted on 2012-03-12
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The title program runs constantly and consumes 50% or more of my computer's resources.  
I see this issue was posted a couple of years ago and I have followed the advice as much as I could.

I've moved all my music and picture files off of the system with no change.  I have no way to remove the large amount of my video files without purchasing another hard drive.

Is there any other way to trouble shoot and eliminate this problem?

This is a windows 7 64 bit OS.

Thanks
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If you are looking to completely stop the service from running.

Start -> run -> services.msc (Or go to control panel -> Admin tools -> Services)

Stop the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service", right click on it go to properties and set the startup type to Disabled or Manual.
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I did turn off windows media player and that fixed the problem.  I imagine that now I won't be able to share media with my Xbox.
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