I was OK with this limitation as a Vista user, but with the awful changes in Windows 7’s Windows Media Player 12, I was inspired to find a way to reprogram the Media button to launch a more sensible music program. It’s possible that future versions may include changes that make these instructions obsolete. You will also be asked if you would like the software to automatically check for new versions. I suggest you disable automatic updates: a new version of the software could undo the changes you will be making here. First, locate each of the files listed below and make a duplicate copy in another location, such as on your Desktop. 64-bit users, go to Step 4b.