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Windows 7: Lost Windows 7 Media Player

10 May 2014   #1
Stokkers

 
 
Lost Windows 7 Media Player

Hi all.

Wanted to play a Tutorial DVD, but I appear to have lost lost my version of Windows 7 Media Player and I have tried downloading from the MS website, but it's so totally confusing. Whatever I did, I was sent to somewhere else on the site and never found a download button.

Can someone make a constructive suggestion? Will I find it on the original W7 installation disk? Can you suggest an alternative?

Many thanks.
Forgot to mention. I have searched though my programs and it is nowhere to be seen


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10 May 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Stokkers I see what you mean it is a total shambles and as far as I can see the only downloads are for WMP 11 for XP 64bit or 12 for 8?? I am wondering now what the dickens I would do if mine went bung on my other machines too.

I might keep having a look around as this is just infuriating that it cannot be accessed as usual, and may ask one of the others who are more in the loop
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10 May 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Stokkers mate I think this is worth a try I am on my 8 laptop at the moment and of course it tells me it is not compatible, but have a try you can always restore or uninstall if things go south.
Download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211) from Official Microsoft Download Center
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10 May 2014   #4
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stokkers View Post
Hi all.

Wanted to play a Tutorial DVD, but I appear to have lost lost my version of Windows 7 Media Player and I have tried downloading from the MS website, but it's so totally confusing. Whatever I did, I was sent to somewhere else on the site and never found a download button.

Can someone make a constructive suggestion? Will I find it on the original W7 installation disk? Can you suggest an alternative?

Many thanks.
Forgot to mention. I have searched though my programs and it is nowhere to be seen

Go to Control Panel >Programs and Features.

On left of page click "turn Windows features on or off."

Scroll down to Media Features - expand and check box for WMP

You may have to reboot, but you'll have it back.


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