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) >
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 >
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.
I am considering buying an SSD for a old laptop. We still use the laptop. it works fine as a web browsing machine.
I also want to use it for navigating in my motor home. I think having a mechanical drive in a laptop being used in a moving vehicle may kill the HDD prematurely. Hence the SSD idea.
Continue reading “SSD for an older laptop?”
Here is how I configure Windows Media Center on my HTPC:
- Default install of Windows 7
- Install all relevant drivers.
- Install all current updates and service packs, if any.
- Install Power DVD
- Install Virtual Clone Drive
- Install Media Browser
- Install Any DVD