WMP 12 Switches To ‘Now playing’ Mode Automatically in Windows 8.1

Problem:

Every time I try to open WMP 12 in Library mode it switches to “Now playing” mode immediately.How to fix?

Resolution:

Open C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

Now locate Windows Media Player.

Right click on it and select Properties.

Click Shortcut tab and look at the Target box-if you get:

“%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe” /prefetch:1//Task:NowPlaying” then delete //Task:NowPlaying part.

Click OK.

If the above doesn’t help then you have to reset WMP 12.

Press Win + R keys to launch Run menu.

In the blank space type it down:OptionalFeatures.exe and press the Enter key

Uncheck the box against Media Features

Click OK and follow on screen instruction.

[Note: If you turn off WMP, Windows Media Center will be turned off ,so after turning on Media features you will have to reconfigure WMC also]

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