When I pop a DVD in my drive I use WMP 12 to play it and 2 interfaces of WMP 12 open to play it. One has the menu of the DVD on it and it's maximized ready to go and one is just WMP 12 minimized. The minimized one fades out, but that's not the issuue. Why do 2 of them open in the first place? Is it something to do with the fact that WMP 12 has both a 32 bit and a X64 when you're running Windows 7 HP x64? I do have the 32 bit as default with the Windows 7 codec package by Shark.