Windows media player gone?

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  1. Kari's Avatar
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       22 Dec 2018 #11

    If WMP is not shown in Settings > Apps > Manage optional features (see this post), you could do a repair install (tutorial) which will most probably bring back your WMP.

    Kari
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  2.    22 Dec 2018 #12

    Perhaps the OP, somehow, installed an N version of Windows...
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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       22 Dec 2018 #13

    I just checked my WMP and the executable file is in "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Media Player". The % symbols indicate wild card as the actual Folder location will change depending upon the partition Windows is installed on. The 64-bit/x64 Notebook I'm on has it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player as it is a 32-bit program.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       23 Dec 2018 #14

    Edwin said: View Post
    Perhaps the OP, somehow, installed an N version of Windows...
    Is the N version even available as an Insider Preview? I'm not an Insider so wouldn't know....
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       23 Dec 2018 #15

    skcusime said: View Post
    Thanks for your replies, but I'm still not getting anywhere.
    Try to run CMD as admin and enter:
    Code:
    Dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:MediaPlayback /Quiet /NoRestart
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  6.    23 Dec 2018 #16

    Bree said: View Post
    Is the N version even available as an Insider Preview? I'm not an Insider so wouldn't know....
    Not sure either, I was just spitballing!
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  7. jimbo45's Avatar
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       23 Dec 2018 #17

    Hi folks
    Not an answer to the post but why these days would anybody even THINK of using Windows media player?

    There's so many better options with more codecs and free -- why not VLC or KODI as two free ones for starters. There are loads of others such as PLEX, Media monkey etc.

    Cheers
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  8. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       23 Dec 2018 #18

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Not an answer to the post but why these days would anybody even THINK of using Windows media player?
    Some people like basic apps for basic stuff. I like MSPaint for editing pictures and Notepad for txt, Notepad++ for example is so advanced, it refused to save my files upon exit and I ended up loosing days work.
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  9. jimbo45's Avatar
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       23 Dec 2018 #19

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Some people like basic apps for basic stuff. I like MSPaint for editing pictures and Notepad for txt, Notepad++ for example is so advanced, it refused to save my files upon exit and I ended up loosing days work.
    Hi there
    nothing wrong with simple apps like notepad or even wordpad as a semi passable word processor but when the basic app won't handle a load of typical codecs used in today's multi-media stuff then it's a really easy matter to install VLC etc. In any case Windows media player is so riddled with DRM that playing anything other than most basic music is a pain.

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  10. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       23 Dec 2018 #20

    Hi,
    First thought of wmp is simple interface is preferred.
    vlc is pretty much a train wreck last I used.
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