Windows 10: Windows Media Player download? Solved

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  1. tcebob's Avatar
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       22 Jun 2018 #1

    Windows Media Player download?


    I deleted Windows Media Player and cannot find a viable download to restore it. Is there a source that will work?
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  2.    22 Jun 2018 #2

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    How about this in add/remove programs-Windows Features.
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  3. tcebob's Avatar
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       22 Jun 2018 #3



    Good suggestion but it's not there anymore. When I delete 'em they are gone. All the downloads I could find are for XP and will not install in Win 10.
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       22 Jun 2018 #4

    tcebob said: View Post

    When I delete 'em they are gone.
    Well there you go! LOL

    Open Powershell elevated and type this command

    Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName "WindowsMediaPlayer" -All -Online
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  5. tcebob's Avatar
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       22 Jun 2018 #5

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    Gad, I hate PS. Is there any color combination that is legible?
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       22 Jun 2018 #6

    tcebob said: View Post
    I deleted Windows Media Player and cannot find a viable download to restore it. Is there a source that will work?
    Should you exhaust all possible solutions but unfortunately failed, I would suggest doing a Repair Install.
    Use this tutorial:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7. Kari's Avatar
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       22 Jun 2018 #7

    You should be able to reinstall WMP easily in Settings > Apps > Manage optional features:

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    Select Add a feature:

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    Scroll down and select Windows Media Player, select Install:

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    Easy and fast.

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  8. tcebob's Avatar
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       22 Jun 2018 #8

    It's 11:20 PM and I'm getting sleepy. So I'll come back tomorrow. --but I just found out there is something called powershell_ise. And there are color themes available for it.
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  9. Kari's Avatar
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       22 Jun 2018 #9

    tcebob said: View Post
    It's 11:20 PM and I'm getting sleepy. So I'll come back tomorrow. --but I just found out there is something called powershell_ise. And there are color themes available for it.
    For me it is 5:34 AM, a bit later than to you. Going to bed soon, too, but I want to say this first:

    It took me a full minute to first uninstall Windows Media Player, then reinstall it to be able to make screenshots to you.

    Of course, it's not my business. You can naturally ignore the absolutely fastest and easiest method to reinstall WMP and try whatever methods you want to. Your computer, your choice.

    By the way, PowerShell ISE is the same than PowerShell, only difference being more modern extended user interface with integrated script editor. The commands are the same; if something you have tried does not work in PowerShell, it does not work in PowerShell ISE.

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  10. tcebob's Avatar
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       23 Jun 2018 #10

    Kari, I tried the setting that you showed and it did restore a shortcut to WMP in the start menu. But it did not reinstall the program. There is no "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" on this computer. When you deleted the program you probably deleted the app. That simply removes the shortcut but not the program.

    I played with the idea of installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 on a partition of my backup hard drive, just to have access to the installed program. But realized that copying it to my active installation wouldn't work because the registry settings would be missing.

    Is it likely that a repair reinstall of Windows would restore the program?

    ... Oops, I forgot, Davidhk already suggested that. I think I'll try it.
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