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Windows 7: Need windows media player for Windows 7 Professional N


26 Oct 2009   #1

 
 
Need windows media player for Windows 7 Professional N

i have professional n and i need wmp tho for alot of things i use .

I cannot find it to download anywhere , can you help me ?

64bit also

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26 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Window 7 Professional is supposed to include media player as well as media center. Is yours' missing?

Which one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...s-Media-Player
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26 Oct 2009   #3

 
 

i have the n version witch does not include media player or ie but i need media player!!!
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26 Oct 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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27 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have the EXACT same problem....

I am being told by Microsoft that you can NOT add Media Player 12 to "N" versions of Windows 7...

The download that Jacee suggested will not work on my WIndows 7 Professional N version..

I am hoping Microsoft will let me "upgrade" to Windows Professional normal version for free. I do not want to to a complete re-install though.

sigh...
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27 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you have the proof of purchase and you either approach Microsoft in Europe or your actual supplier, You may be able to change your version based on what is a genuine error on your part.

I doubt however that this will be a simple download of the media components as I believe that the "N" restrictions are hard coded.

As another option, that may work, is if you can source an upgrade copy of the Standard install and perform an in-place upgrade you may be able to add things that way but the hard coding may prevent this - only Microsoft will be able to give you a definitive answer.
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27 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for that!

I bought it through the Microsoft Store in the UK so I will give them a call tmw and see what they say.

My guess is there are a few other people out there in the same position. If I find a solution I will post it.

Regards,

Skibum
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27 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I would probably make a big thing about the confusion caused by the EU and the non IE version and that you thought that the N version was the version you were expected to purchase
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28 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional N
 
 

I have the same problem and have been messing with it for 3 days. It all seems related to the fact that you cannot install Windows Media Foundation (which contains the required codecs to play WMV and WMA and so on).

This morning I found the following:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...c-a6cef9b414c4

It was just released yesterday. I can only assume that a whole lot of people were complaining.

I myself just wanted to have a system without WMP interfering with everything, not a windows that is crippled by removing support for pretty much any media format except for WAVs....

Edit: I suppose it will work, am still downloading it myself, but because this forum/topic helped me on my quest I though I'd share
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28 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Blizz, that's a good dig! +rep
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