Missing Windows Media Player on Windows 10?

Are you missing WMP on Windows 10? Have you already tried to go through Microsoft’s new way to add WMP to Windows 10 (example: https://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-media-player-windows-10/) and still WMP is not there, even though the setting app says it is there? This route never worked for me on my Windows 10 pro installation 🙁

Here is how to resolve that problem! : Use the old control panel


In Windows 10, WMP installation using the settings > optional features never worked. However, when I tried going through this route, it worked! :

Control panel (old style) >

Programs >

Turn windows features on / off >

Turn windows feartures on / off (yes, once again, on the left side menu) >

expand “media features” >

check Windows Media Player checkbox >

click OK


laptop GPS navigation

So I wanna use a laptop for GPS navigation in my motorhome. Frankly it will be ‘supplemental GPS navigation’. The primary navigation tasks will be handled by a Garmin GPS.

The laptop will be used for route planning. I plan to use Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 on this laptop. When you are driving a huge motorhome you need to worry about bridge clearances, propane restrictions etc etc.

Also the big screen on the laptop would sure be useful. yesterday I bought a USB GPS receiver for it. It is a GlobalSate BU-353 USB GPS Receiver. I heard good things about it. Once it arrives, I will post my review here.

more later…

Windows Media Center build checklist

Here is how I configure Windows Media Center on my HTPC:

  1. Default install of Windows 7
  2. Install all relevant drivers.
  3. Install all current updates and service packs, if any.
  4. Install Power DVD
  5. Install Virtual Clone Drive
  6. Install Media Browser
  7. Install Any DVD