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Should I remove Windows Media Player and Options?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,494
United States Rank #26,553
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.25 days
243.52 days >
Average installed length: 127.95 days


1.0 100.00%

Windows Media Player and Options


Windows Media Player and Options is a software program developed by Windows Media Player. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package is about 1.75 MB (1,832,448 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Windows Media Player and Options has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows media player and options
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player and Options\Uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.75 MB

How do I remove Windows Media Player and Options?

You can uninstall Windows Media Player and Options from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Media Player and Options, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Media Player and Options.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 10 53%
Win XP 6%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 53.13%
Windows 7 40.63%
Windows XP 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.15%
Dell 14.81%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Lenovo 7.41%
Intel 3.70%
Acer 3.70%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 10.00%
ASUSTeK K60IJ 6.67%
Dell Inspiron 3521 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%
HP-Pavilion FK481AV-ABA a... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.33%


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