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Windows 7: Windows N can't install Win Media player

03 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and lower
Windows N can't install Win Media player

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I wanted to use the CS5 After Effects, but it gives me an error that it can't find the Win mediaplayer. I found at the website from Microsoft a sort of update.
Download: Media Feature Pack - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
This update is still going on after almost 7 hours so there must be something wrong. Is there a easy way to install the media player?

OS: Windows 7 N Ultimate x64


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03 Dec 2011   #2

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If you wanted mediaplayer, why did you buy Windodws 7 N?
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03 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and lower

It's a newly installed client, but we didn't had any serials for the normal Windows so we used a N version which is a pain in the ass when you want to install Win Mediaplayer. Any experience with it?
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21 Mar 2012   #4

win 7 N 64

the same problem man. i used Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211). it was installed in 3 min and 1 reboot. now all is ok. so u have some problems with your workstation, KB968211 really works.
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22 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and lower

Thank you Cat empire for your reply, but it was a clean install and fully updated. After those updates I tried to install the Media Pack which took to long for me (7+ Hours) so I complained and now I have the normal version of Windows 7 WITH the media player. I'm still curious of why it took more then 7 hours and what the problem was.
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24 Mar 2012   #6

win 7 N 64

so strange.. next time u can use sysadmin tools like ProcessMonitor or smthig else to watch installation process
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