Monday, January 24, 2011

Windows XP Processes - wmplayer.exe

Windows XP Processes - wmplayer.exe

What is wmplayer.exe?

wmplayer.exe - Microsoft Windows Media Player

wmplayer.exe is the executable for Windows Media Player, which is an application used for playing most audio
files,viewing most video formats, and audio/video streaming.

Importance of wmplayer.exe

  • This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

  • Non-system processes like wmplayer.exe originate from software you installed on your system. As most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated harmful errors. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify hidden errors now.

  • This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system.

  • Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. wmplayer.exe is used by 'Microsoft Windows Media Player'.This is an application created by 'Microsoft Corp.'.

  • To stop wmplayer.exe permanently uninstall 'Microsoft Windows Media Player' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave registry keys that bloat your registry. We recommend you scan your registry for fragmented and obsolete entries.

  • This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may decrease the performance of your PC. To reduce the load on your computer, you can:
   1. Use 'MSCONFIG' to disable processes that launch automatically upon start-up.


There is Digeus I use it when windows chashes, doesn't boot up, works slow or hangs. I also use Windows Tune Up Suite. It eliminates BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) and optimizes system performance.

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