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Old 05-17-2008, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Disable Media Player 11 portable device detection

Is it possible to disable Windows Media Player's portable device detection? How?

This detection slows down or freezes the communication between the device and the PC.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Start>run>Services.msc

Look for the service:

portable device enumerator service

Description: Enforces Group Policy for removable mass-storage devices. Enables applicaitons such as WMP and Image Import Wizard to transfer and sync content using removable mass-storage devices.

That should stop them. But if i am not mistaken that will also stop USB Thumb drives.

Try that. I suggested that to someone when they asked about blocking MTP Protocol. This should work for you easily though.
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What is the equivalent of this service in XP Pro? Sorry for forgetting to mention my OS in my first post.
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That should work in XP as well. I never stated that it was Vista only. Though that is where this originated from.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Services Information - Portable Media Serial Number Service

Try that service.
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OK. thanks.
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