Windows 10: Windows Media Center Removal in Windows 10 Angers Windows 7/8.1 Users

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  1.    07 Sep 2015 #11

    This is why my main machine (which I rarely use these days) still runs Windows 7 for legacy devices and WMC. It's also a sin to not have the DVD app when clean installing Windows 10 for those who upgraded from Windows 8.1 + Media Center Pro Pack.

    I'm currently using my tablet with Windows 10 as my daily device. I like the Store apps, but most are still unstable and will crash when resuming from "Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Connected" state, particularly the Mail app or iHeartRadio app.
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  2.    08 Sep 2015 #12

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    I guess I'm still in "Testing" mode, with Windows 10.
    I downloaded an OEM version of Windows 10 Pro N, and installed it over a clone of my Windows 8.1 (legal & activated).

    I've spent the last day and a half, plugging up security holes and setting my default apps. I was saddened to find out there is nothing like Windows Media Player, to play mp3, mp4, and other Audio/Video files.
    So what's the alternative? VLC maybe?

    Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are so user friendly, that I can't imagine myself ever wanting to run Windows 10 as my everyday OS.
    It's about as friendly as a rabid badger.
    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
    PS: I DID install VLC Player tonight, then went through all the Audio setup and customization, just like I always had to do with WMP to get any kind of decent sound out of it. Now I have GREAT sound out of my Windows 10.
    The thread is about Media Center being removed, not Media Player. You have no Media Player because you installed the "N" version. Install the normal 10 Pro or 10 Home and you'll have Media Player. Why did you install the N version? I'm guessing you didn't know what the N meant?
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       08 Sep 2015 #13

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    The thread is about Media Center being removed, not Media Player. You have no Media Player because you installed the "N" version. Install the normal 10 Pro or 10 Home and you'll have Media Player. Why did you install the N version? I'm guessing you didn't know what the N meant?
    Yup, wrong region.


    @TechnoMage
    Download the Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10
    The Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10 will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 10 N or Windows 10 KN editions. For further information, please see http://support.microsoft.com and query the Knowledge Base for the article number KB3010081.
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  4.    08 Sep 2015 #14

    WhyMe said: View Post
    That will get it back for him, nice post. Was going to go look for that but got sidetracked. Thanks. I'd still be inclined to install the full non N version next time around though.
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  5.    08 Sep 2015 #15

    In case anyone hasn't see it, there is a thread ("Microsoft's discontinued Media Center suite can now unofficially...") on a way to install WMC on Windows 10.
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  6.    08 Sep 2015 #16

    Off topic. . .Sorry for asking, albeit what does the "N" stand for (Enterprise)?. . .thanks. . .
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       08 Sep 2015 #17

    Lee said: View Post
    Off topic. . .Sorry for asking, albeit what does the "N" stand for (Enterprise)?. . .thanks. . .
    The 'N' version is the EU version. MS called it 'N' as calling it the 'EU' version would have confused customers and is a stupid name. The EU have restrictions on bundled software due to competition laws.
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  8.    08 Sep 2015 #18

    WhyMe said: View Post
    The 'N' version is the EU version. MS called it 'N' as calling it the 'EU' version would have confused customers and is a stupid name. The EU have restrictions on bundled software due to competition laws.
    Thank you. . .
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