Disable Windows Media Center

If your Windows computer starts up and shows the Windows Media Center interface instead of the normal Windows desktop icons, you can follow these instructions to correct the problem.

STEP 1 – Settings

From the main screen, scroll down to the settings icon.

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STEP 2 – General

From the Settings menu choose General.

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STEP 3 – Startup and Window Behavior

From the Settings > General menu, choose Startup and Window Behavior.

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STEP 4 – Disable at Startup

From the Startup and Window Behavior menu, remove the checkmarks next to “Always keep Windows Media Center on top” and “Start Windows Media Center when Windows starts.”

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