While it could be argued that Windows Media Player is no longer an essential addition to Windows -- there are plenty of quality third-party alternatives, such as VLC Media Player, not to mention the Films & TV app in Windows 10 itself -- many users still rely on it. The feature's removal came to light when users installed KB4046355 on devices running Windows 10 version 1709 -- the Fall Creators Update. This update, referred to as FeatureOnDemandMediaPlayer, removes Windows Media Player from the OS, although it doesn’t kill access to it entirely. If you want the media player back you can install it via the Add a Feature setting.
Windows Media Player 11 is designed to work with all editions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), and can also be used to restore Windows Media Player and related technologies to N and KN editions of Windows Vista. For example, select Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP if you are currently using Windows Media Player 10. Keep in mind that some versions of Windows Media Player are not available for all operating systems. Select the language you want to use. A new page launches. Click the 'Download Now' button.
Open Settings, go to Apps >Create Virtual Com Port. Apps & Features, and click on Manage optional features. Select Add a feature and then scroll down to the Windows Media Player entry and click on Install. [ Update] A Microsoft spokesman has good news for users of Windows Media Player: We are aware of and investigating a bug in a Windows Insider build that is preventing access to Windows Media Player. We do not have plans to remove the Windows Media Player from Windows 10. Photo credit: /.