How do I fix Windows Media Player not working?

How do I fix Windows Media Player not working?

If Windows Media Player stopped working correctly after the latest update from Windows Update, you can verify that the update is the problem by using System Restore. To do this: Click the Start button and type system restore. Select Create a restore point, and then in the System Properties pane, select System Restore.

Why can’t I use Windows Media Player?

If nothing helps, you can uninstall and reinstall Windows Media Player via Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features On or Off. In the list, which is in alphabetical order, expand the option Media Feature. Uncheck the box next to Windows Media Player. Restart the system.

How do I reinstall Windows Media Player after uninstalling?

If you want to reinstall Windows Media Player, try the following:

  1. Click the Start button, type features, and select Turn Windows features on or off.
  2. Scroll down and expand Media Features, clear the Windows Media Player check box, and click OK.
  3. Restart your device.
  4. Repeat step 1.

Does Media Player work with Windows 10?

Windows 10 Home and Pro Windows Media Player comes included as an optional feature with these versions of Windows 10, but it needs to be enabled. To do so, press Windows key + I to open Settings. Go to Apps > Optional features > Add a feature. Scroll down to Windows Media Player and select it.

What is the newest version of Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player 12
Windows Media Player 12 is the most recent version of Windows Media Player prior to Windows 11.

Do I have the latest version of Windows Media Player?

To determine the version of Windows Media Player, start Windows Media Player, click About Windows Media Player on the Help menu in and then note the version number below the Copyright notice. Note If the Help menu is not displayed, press ALT + H on your keyboard and then click About Windows Media Player.

How do I update Windows Media Player on Windows 10?

Windows Media Player no longer available after the Windows 10 Creators Update

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Apps > Apps and features.
  3. Click on Manage optional features.
  4. Select Add a feature.
  5. Scroll down to Windows Media Player.
  6. Click Install (the process might take several minutes to complete)

Can I Uninstall Windows Media Player and then reinstall it?

If you have previously uninstalled Windows Media Player, you can reinstall it.

Does Windows Media Player work on Windows 10?