Installing Windows Media Feature Pack...

  1. Cr00zng's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64-bits
       #1

    Installing Windows Media Feature Pack...


    OS: Windows 10 Pro N, 64-bit, version 20H2 (OS Build 19042.685)

    The Windows Media Feature Pack includes Windows Media Player (WMP) as an optional app, since Windows 10 version 2004 I believe. As such, installing the semi-annual updates removes the previous version of WMP and the updated version is not installed by default.

    Installing WMP seems simple enough, via "Settings\Apps and Features\Optional features\Add a feature", except when it is not. After trying to add Media Feature Pack feature, it display a blank list:

    Installing Windows Media Feature Pack...-wmp.jpg

    The image above should have a list of available apps in alphabetical order, but it's blank. Searching for the apps in the empty list obviously results in nothing found.

    The system in question has local accounts only, no MS account, has internet access and receives MS and other software updates without any issues.

    Does anyone have an idea as to why the optional feature list is empty? I am lost for the reason...

    TIA...
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #2

    Hi, have you followed this:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...-10-n-may-2020

    and this?
    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10

    (there may be something useful in comments following)
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  3. Cr00zng's Avatar
    Posts : 718
    Windows 10 64-bits
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, have you followed this:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...-10-n-may-2020

    and this?
    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10

    (there may be something useful in comments following)
    Thanks dalchina...

    The first link didn't work for me, as described in the OP, but the second one did, thanks...

    Started out by running the command of:

    Code:
    DISM /Online /Get-Capabilities

    From the results, found the Media Feature Pack najme:

    Installing Windows Media Feature Pack...-dism-optional-list.jpg

    Used this DISM command:

    Code:
    DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Media.MediaFeaturePack~~~~0.0.1.0
    It downloaded/installed the pack. The process had seemingly hung at 14%:

    Installing Windows Media Feature Pack...-dism-add-mfp.jpg

    After about 15 minutes of inactivity, pressed "Control +C" to quit the command. Instead of killing the command, it picked up speed and completed the installation. It did require rebooting, but the system is all set.

    Maybe with the DISM command the "Control +C" means "Oh, come on!"

    Thanks again for your help...
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 33,068
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #4

    Glad it worked out..
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