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    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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    28 May 2020
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    How to Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10


    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:

    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.

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

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



    Contents

    • Option One: Install or Uninstall Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10 version 1909 and Higher
    • Option Two: Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10 version 1903 and Lower






    OPTION ONE

    Install or Uninstall Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10 version 1909 and Higher


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-media_feature_pack-1.png

    3 Do step 4 (install) or step 5 (uninstall) below for what you would like to do.


    4 To Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10 version 1909 and Higher

    A) Click/tap on Add a feature. (see screenshot below)

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-media_feature_pack-2.png

    B) Check Media Feature Pack, click/tap on Install, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-media_feature_pack-3.png


    5 To Uninstall Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10 version 1909 and Higher

    A) Click/tap on Media Feature Pack, click/tap on Uninstall, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-media_feature_pack-5.png


    6 When the Media Feature Pack has installed or uninstalled, restart the computer to apply. (see screenshots below)

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-media_feature_pack-4.png Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-media_feature_pack-6.png






    OPTION TWO

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10 version 1903 and Lower


    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


    (N editions of Windows 10 version 1803 - April 2018)

    Download


    (N editions of Windows 10 version 1809 - October 2018)

    Download


    (N editions of Windows 10 version 1903 - May 2019)

    Download


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


    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-media_feature_pack_download.jpg

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-download_media_feature_pack-1.png

    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)


    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-select.png

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-download_media_feature_pack-2.png

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

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-save.png

    Download and Install Media Feature Pack for N Editions of Windows 10-save.png

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


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,807
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
       #1

    Media Feature Pack for N edition of Windows 10 Version 1703 now available. :)
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Enterprise N
       #2

    Brink said:
    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.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,807
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #3

    Media Feature Pack for 1709 N versions of Windows 10 now available. :)
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 24,310
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #4

    Download Windows 10 Media Feature Pack

    The Media Feature Pack for N versions of Windows 10 will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 10 N editions. For further information, please see https://support.microsoft.com and query the Knowledge Base for the article number KB4039813(Version 1709 October 2017) or KB4057437(Version 1803 April 2018).


    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-n-april-2018
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,807
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #5

    Thank you Cliff. First post updated. :)
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,807
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Update:

    Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (October 2018) Version 1809 now available.
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  7. ksio89's Avatar
    Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Thanks, Brink. MFC for 1809 has been pulled back, hope Microsoft re-releases it soon enough.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,807
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #8

    Microsoft should once the Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809 has been re-released.

    Windows 10 October 2018 Update rollout now paused - Windows 10 Forums
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  9. Posts : 2
    Win 10 1903
       #9

    Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N v1903


    I am on a 1903 preview version of win 10 N, but cannot find the mediapack for that version. Have tried to install the 1809 mediapack, but that one will not install..
    Does anybody know if it is available?
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