Is Windows Media Player deleted/not installed in Windows 11?


KokBotlSpeks

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I just installed the latest in-place Dev version of W11. I am pleased to see that Windows Media Player 12 still remains functional after the install, though it has been deprecated for years. I like that it has the new rounded window corners!

Eventually I'd like to do a clean install, and would like to know if Windows Media Player will be installed with Windows 11. Further, if it's not, is it possible to install it from a separate installer? I have seen several instances where installer files appear available, but am leery of their safety/veracity.
 
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You can manually install it if it is not installed by going to Settings --> Apps --> Optional features --> Add an optional feature and click on View features, then scroll down to Windows Media player and select it (click the check box) then click Next button then the Install button.

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I'd like to do a clean install, and would like to know if Windows Media Player will be installed with Windows 11.
As johngalt says, it's an optional feature that you can add if needed. But the last clean install I did (22000.51) had it installed by default.
 

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I removed it.
 

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KokBotlSpeks

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Thank you all. That's a load off my mind. I've spend untold hours creating a music collection in
WMP 12, and the prospect of having to recreate it in a new player is a daunting task.
 

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It should install by default.
 

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Lol, yeah, now it does. This entire discussion was for the βeta builds of Windows 11, before release. The last post before yours was from August... :wink:

Plus, there is this new little venture. How to install the new Media Player in Windows 11 - gHacks Tech News

Finally, say buh-bye to Groove.

(Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere - I literally came back today after a couple of months, because of the reply here)

P.s, - of course it has lol.
New Win 11 Media Player
 

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