I'm not on a Windows 7 computer at the moment, but click on Control Panel-Programs and Features-Turn Windows Features on and off-, then expand the "Media Features", then UNCHECK the box next to Windows Media Player. (You may also choose to UNCHECK the "Windows Media Center" box as well.) Click on OK, then follow the prompts to say "Yes" when it asks you "Are you sure"", then continue on to remove Windows Media Player..
Recognized that this doesn't fully uninstall WMP, it just makes it go away, and you should be able to reinstall WMP 12 again by reversing the procedures above. Reinstalling WMP 12 and WMC on Win7 usually allows you to reset the settings player and its settings to something you like better.
Hope this helps.
I have a 2 yr. old Acer computer with Windows 7, which was upgraded from XP Professional recently. My Windows Media Player has so many incorrect headings, songs/videos that have been included in it, the "simplest" problem of which are duplicates, and many that will not play--I do not see any alternative route to take! Too many cooks at the stove, so to speak!
I do not have a disc to replace it once it is deleted. Can I just download it for free from the internet?