I's actually normal for WMP in North America they get a link to Urge the MTV music store by default as if you look in that area you can manually add more stores to WMP.
As for our location didn't have any stores or this Pay Play now does offer services in out area is the reason why it probably appears in the partner section.
It was always there in WMP you only see the media guide button is there if no stores are listed, again it's not spyware it just a link to a online store where you can buy music like iTunes,Yahoo, Napster etc.
Also instead of messing with the registry if you click the drop down box button in that area and select media guide it will then remember Media Guide as the preference for that area so that's another way to get rid of the pink icon.
Last edited by 8T8; 23-04-2007 at 14:19.