In the event you find Windows Media Player missing from your Windows 10 computer, this video walks you through how to reinstall the application.

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Video Transcript:
While Windows Media Player is included with all releases of Windows 10, there have been instances where a Microsoft update included a bug that removed the application. Additionally, maybe you or someone else using your computer removed the application to free up a bit of space. Regardless of why Windows Media Player is missing, getting it back is a piece of cake if you can’t live without it, and you can reinstall the application in a matter of minutes.

And now, let’s walk through how to install or reinstall Windows Media Player on your Windows 10 computer.

Step 1. Navigate to your Windows 10 home screen.

Step 2. Right-click the “Windows” icon in the lower left corner of the screen. A menu appears.

Step 3. Click “Settings” in the list of options that appear in the menu. The Windows Settings screen appears.

Step 4. Click “Apps.” The Apps & Features screen appears.

Step 5. Click “Manage Optional Features” in the Apps & Features section on the right side of the screen. The Manage Optional Features screen appears.

Step 6. Click the “Add a Feature” button that appears beneath Optional Features and features a “+” icon to the left of it. The Optional Features screen appears.

Step 7. Scroll down until you see Windows Media Player. Click “Windows Media Player.” A brief description of Windows Media Player and an Install button appear beneath Windows Media Player.

Step 8. Click the “Install” button beneath Windows Media Player. The Windows Media Player option disappears on the Optional Features screen. Click the “Back” arrow in the upper left corner of the screen to return to the Manage Optional Features screen. The Windows Media Player option now appears on this screen, with a progress bar to the right of it displaying its installation progress. After the installation is complete, you’ll see Windows Media Player appear in this list.

Step 9. You can verify that Windows Media Player is now installed on your Windows 10 computer by clicking the “Windows” icon on the far left side of your taskbar and finding Windows Media Player in the Recently Added section that appears in the upper left corner of the window. Alternatively, you can also scroll down the list of applications on the left side of the screen until you get to the W section, click “Windows Accessories,” and then locate Windows Media Player. You can click either option to launch Windows Media Player.


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