Add Windows Media Player & Center to Windows 7 N & KN Editions

Thanks to EU ruling that end-users should be given a choice to choose a Media Player of their choice, Windows 7 N Edition and Windows 7 KN (For Korea)operating system do not include Windows Media Player or other Windows Media-related technologies, such as Windows Media Center and Windows DVD Maker.

Therefore, you must install a separate media player in order to do any of the following:

  • Play or create audio CDs, media files, and video DVDs
  • Organize content in a media library
  • Create playlists
  • Convert audio CDs to media files
  • View artist and title information about media files
  • View album art about music files
  • Transfer music to personal music players
  • Record and playback TV broadcasts

Additionally, various Web sites and software programs rely on Windows Media-related files that are not incorporated into Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN. These programs include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Encarta.

However, customers can enable the media functionality to work properly by installing the Windows Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN.

Download: Windows Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN Editions.

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