Supposedly, Windows Media Player 12 should be included in Windows 10 installation. It means that when you first boot your Windows 10, Windows Media Player 12 should already be preinstalled in it. However, in some cases, Windows Media Player 12 may be missing from some Windows 10 PC. Here’s why and how you can download Windows media player 12 for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit offline installer for free.
Windows Media Player Missing From Windows 10
Some Windows 10 installations, especially in countries which have the law that restricts Windows to include any pre-installed program or app due to privacy issue, will not have Windows Media Player 12 preinstalled. If you own one of these copies of Windows 10, all the software that are supposed to come with Windows 10 installation, including Windows Media Player 12, will not exist by default.
Just in case if you are not sure if you already have Windows Media Player 12 in your Windows 10 computer, go to Cortana and search for “Windows Media Player“. If you can see the app from the search result, it means that it was already installed. You can then pin the Windows Media Player to the taskbar or create a shortcut for it on the desktop for easier access.
If Windows Media Player 12 doesn’t show up in the search result, follow the guide below to download Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 10 64 bit or 32 bit offline installer for free.
Windows Media Player 12 Download for Windows 10 Offline Installer
The easiest way to download and install Windows Media Player 12 for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit is by downloading the Media Feature Pack from Microsoft’s website. Here’s how.
Go to this page. Select a language using the drop-down menu. Click on the Download button. On the next screen, select the package that fits your Windows 10 architecture version, whether it’s a 64-bit or 32-bit system. If you are using Windows 10 64 bit, choose the second option with x64 at the end of its name. Click Next to begin download the Media Feature Pack.
Open the installation file with Windows Update Standalone Installer. When it asks if you want to install Feature Pack for Windows KB3010081, click Yes.
When prompted to agree with the license terms, click I Accept. The installation should then begin automatically.
Once completed, restart your PC and you should be able to see Windows Media Player 12 by searching in the start menu or Cortana. Pin it to your taskbar for easier access.
The Media Feature Pack is originally made for N and KN versions of Windows 10 – the versions that don’t have Windows Media Player 12 preinstalled. Installing the Media Feature Pack offline installer will install Windows Media Player 12 and its related technologies such as video and audio codecs.
This method of Windows Media Player 12 download for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit offline installer works for Windows 10 Pro, Home, Education and Enterprise editions.