How to Make Windows Media Player Appear on Windows 10?

Nowadays, Windows 10 is a work in progress. Each new feature updates adds some additional functionality to the operating system. But it also removes features for many other reasons. Recently, Microsoft is planning to remove the Windows Media Player app starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update version 1709. Various reports have been surfacing in the web claiming that update KB4046355 for version 1709 removes the Windows Media Played permanently.


Previously, Microsoft published a list of many legacy features which is leaving the Windows 10, and while some Windows Media Player didn’t even make it to the list, usually, it seems that is the case with update KB4046355, which is not available for those who still registered in the Windows Insider Program. However, it is still not clear that if it’s a bug with the update or Microsoft is trying to retire the media player now the Windows 10 has the Movies & TV apps and Groove Music.

Here we will discuss the steps of how to easily make Windows Media Player Appear on Windows 10. The steps are mentioned below.

Steps to Install the Windows Media Player

Before navigating to the steps, we advise you to follow the steps in the ascending order, by doing this will take your less time and also prevent you from many other errors. Here how to do it:

  1. Click on the Settings icon.
  2. Then, click on the Apps option.
  3. Next, click on the Apps & Features option.
  4. After that, click on the Manage Optional Features link.
  5. Click on the Add a Feature tab.
  6. Next, choose Windows Media Player.
  7. Click on the Install button.
  8. Wait for few minutes, as the process might take several minutes to complete, wait for a few

Once the steps are completed, then you again start using the Windows Media Player on your Windows 10 PC.

John Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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