SOLVED: Windows Media Player Missing

missing-media-playerWindows Media Player was removed from Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (November 2017).  Microsoft would rather you use their new FILMS & TV app but if you would like to use it there is an easy way to get it back.

To Install Windows Media Player In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

  1. Launch APPS & FEATURES (I just RIGHT click on the START button and click APPS & FEATURES)
  2. Click MANAGE OPTIONAL FEATURES
  3. Click ADD A FEATURE
  4. Wait wait wait for the list to be created and then scroll to the very bottom
  5. Click on WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
  6. Click INSTALL
  7. Have a nice day

how-to-re-add-windows-media-player

how-to-re-add-windows-media-player-programs-feautres-failsNote that using the old PROGRAMS & FEATURES interface to add MEDIA has no effect.

I have reported this to Microsoft

 

 

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Comments

  1. Steve June 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    There is no Windows Media Player under add a feature on my PC.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews June 21, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      I just checked my lastest version of Windows 10 beta (will go public in Sept 2018) and it still has WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER in the same place, just like it is shown in the screen shots.

      Are you in Europe? EU versions of Windows end with the letter N (i.e., Windows 10 Home N). The N stands for NOTHING. To meet EU regulations IE and Media Player have been removed, but I thought they could easily be turned back on. Unfortunately I do not have a N copy so I cannot proved this.

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