The ruling came in 2005 and at the time, Windows came bundled with Windows Messenger too. For Windows 10 N Version 1809 October update you need the Media Feature Pack for Version 1809 older versions will be removed with function updates. After downloading the Media Feature Pack, simply double-click the file and follow any onscreen instructions to get it installed, which is a pretty straightforward process. It is in os enhancements category and is available to all software users as a free download. The removal of these features impacts other functionality on the system. There are tens of better media players out there for Windows 10 and most users have stopped using Windows Media Player.
Wait while Windows 10 adds Windows Media Player and related media libraries. The Windows 10 K edition is a similar story but in South Korea. Just go through the following steps in the unlikely event that it happens to you. Skype A preinstalled app that is used for messaging and communications. Step 3: Scroll down the list of optional features, select Windows Media Player, and then click Install. No fan of this Windows 10 garbage.
He has more than 4 years of tech authoring experience. Or can they be safely ignored? Media sharing and Play To. So why bother with these special editions? So European buyers had the option to purchase the standard version of Windows or the N edition. This garbage, as 499,999,991,396 other of those Google hits you found about non-functioning Windows 10 is a typical user error caused by yourself, user not bothering to read details and instructions before downloading, installing or trying a feature. My machine updated to windows 10 without me saying a word a while back. Why make Windows 10 K edition? The media-related features that are not provided in N editions of Windows 10 include, but are not limited to, the following.
Let us share direct download links to Windows Media Feature Pack below:. This can cause some headaches, particularly when using apps and visiting web sites that have been coded to utilize the built-in Windows media capabilities. You can find the download for Windows 10 here:. In 2004, the found Microsoft had violated European antitrust law, abusing its monopoly in the market to hurt competing video and audio applications. It appears to work fine - it appears to stall. The media feature pack is offered as a 32-bit and 64-bit downloads on the Microsoft Download website.
These editions of Windows exist entirely for legal reasons. There are actually three special editions of each version of Windows. Cheers Jimbo Besides, Windows Media Player is still there. Users who run these systems need to download the setup file for their version of the operating system 32-bit or 64-bit , and run it afterwards. Anyone got any ideas how I can fix this? However, if such users decide to use Microsoft applications for media services, they have the option of downloading this free media pack.
In other versions of Windows 10, media-related programs are installed by default. Why make the Windows 10 N edition? Again it was anti-trust legislation that said Microsoft gained an unfair advantage by bundling its own software within Windows. So do they contain anything special? Microsoft dubs the missing media features as the Media Feature Pack, and you can use the button below to download it. So users who install one of these two particular Windows 10 versions also need to install the so-called Media Feature Pack in order to enjoy multimedia capabilities on the new operating system, and today Microsoft has released this add-on for download. So the theory goes anyway. If I have to I will.
Make sure to select your language and the correct x64 or x86 when prompted. The development gives the user the option to use other independent vendors applications for multimedia services on Windows. While it is possible to replace the missing functionality with third-party software for the most part, some functionality cannot be replaced this way. They are actually quite mundane. Microsoft provides the Media Feature Pack for the Windows N variants for free download. Similarly, in 2005, the found Microsoft was abusing its monopoly position to hurt competing multimedia and messaging apps.
And some websites and software, such as Windows Store apps or Microsoft Office, use Windows Media-related files that aren't included in N editions. It can be used to add the missing components and applications to Windows 10 to restore the functionality. Who needs the Media Feature Pack and why? Step 1: Enter Optional Features into the Start menu, and then click Manage Optional Features on the search results. I need it for a Garmin Mapping program I use. The N editions are alternative Windows editions for European Market and come without Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center and other media features.