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

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

    How to Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10
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    How to Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10

    information   Information
    The "N" editions of Windows 10 include the same functionality as other editions of Windows 10 except for media-related technologies. The N editions don't include Windows Media Player, Skype, or certain preinstalled media apps (Music, Video, Voice Recorder).

    If you use N editions of Windows 10, you must install other software from Microsoft or other companies to have this communication functionality; to play or create audio CDs, media files, and video DVDs; to stream music; and to take and store pictures.

    New features such as Cortana, Windows Hello, and PDF viewing in the new Edge browser rely on Windows Media files that aren't included in N editions. And some websites and software, such as Windows Store apps or Microsoft Office, use Windows Media-related files that aren't included in N editions.

    For more information, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to download and install the Media Feature Pack for N editions of Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to install the Media Feature Pack.

    Note   Note
    The media-related features that are not provided in N editions of Windows 10 include, but are not limited to, the following.

    Feature Description
    Windows Media Player user experience Enables Windows Media Player features, such as the ability to play media files and audio CDs, manage media in a library, create a playlist, provide media metadata (including album art), create an audio CD, transfer music to a portable music player, and play streamed content from the website.
    Windows Media Player ActiveX control Exposes methods and properties for manipulating multimedia playback from a webpage or an app.
    Windows Media Format Provides support for the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) file container, the Windows Media audio and video codecs, basic network streaming capability, and digital rights management (DRM).
    Windows Media DRM Enables the secure delivery of protected content for playback on a computer, portable device, or network device.
    Media sharing and Play To. Enables music, pictures, and videos on a networked computer to be shared with other computers and devices on the same network. Also enables computers to find those kinds of files on the network.
    Media Foundation Provides support for content protection, audio and video quality, and interoperability for DRM.
    Windows 8.1 Portable Devices (WPD) infrastructure Communicates with attached media and storage devices, including devices that support the Media Transfer Protocol.
    MPEG, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, AMR, and Dolby Digital audio codecs Enable the playback of digital audio content, such as MP3, WMA, MPEG-2 audio, AAC audio, FLAC and ALAC audio, and AC-3 audio.
    VC-1, MPEG-4, H.264, H.265, and H.263 codecs "Standards-based codec components" that enable Windows 10 software experiences such as Windows Media Player to support activities that include the playback and creation of multimedia files that are encoded with standards-based codecs.
    Groove A preinstalled app that is used to play digital music.
    Video A preinstalled app that is used to play digital video.
    Voice Recorder A preinstalled app that is used to recording sounds.
    Skype A preinstalled app that is used for messaging and communications.



    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to go to the Media Feature Pack download page at Microsoft for your version of Windows 10.

    (N and KN editions of Windows 10 version 1508)
    download


    (N and KN editions of Windows 10 version 1511)
    download


    (N editions of Windows 10 version 1607)
    download


    (N editions of Windows 10 version 1703 - April 2017)
    download


    (N editions of Windows 10 version 1709 - October 2017)
    download

    2. On the Microsoft website, select the language you want, and click/tap on Download. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Select (check) the same 32-bit or 64-bit MSU as the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10 you are installing on, and click/tap on Next to download. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Save the MSU file to where you like. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded MSU file to install.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    12 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Media Feature Pack for N edition of Windows 10 Version 1703 now available.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    28 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Enterprise N

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Media Feature Pack for N edition of Windows 10 Version 1703 now available.
    I am having this problem, and from what I have read, so are many others, but the x64 download in KB4016817, which is for Windows 10 "N" Version 1703, will FAIL when you attempt to execute (run) it, with a msg that it is incompatible with Windows 10 "N" Version 1703.

    IMHO, a minor error on Microsoft's part, in the code that verifies/checks you are attempting to install the pack on the correct version of Windows. However, until Microsoft fixes it, those of us running the x64 version of Windows 10 "N" Version 1703 are stuck.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
    Thread Starter

    Media Feature Pack for 1709 N versions of Windows 10 now available.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


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