How to install Windows Media Center in Windows 10

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And it is necessary to bear in mind that PCs that most of us use on a day-to-day basis, they are powerful enough to be able to work with all kinds of content. The videos that we use so much at the moment come into play here, especially during leisure time. But of course, how could it be otherwise, first we must choose the specific software for this that interests us the most. This is precisely where the popular media players most of us have installed come into play.

As you probably already know, they help us to enjoy our movies and series favorites in the leisure moments we spend with the PC. Largely due to their enormous popularity, these programs have not stopped growing and evolving over the years. In fact, by now we can assure you that some of these titles have become authentic essential multimedia centers in most computers.

Additional functions of media players

We must bear in mind that sometimes they not only focus on the multimedia playback as such. We mean that many times they also allow us to manage our content library. This is the case, for example, of the acquaintance as well as the loved one Kodi, a software that could be considered as one of the leaders of the sector.

This allows us to carry out all kinds of tasks with our multimedia content, as many of you may have already seen first-hand. But at the same time there are other more or less complex alternatives that are located in this same sector. Most, in addition to the reproduction of videos and music, allow us to create personalized playlists, convert files between different formats, etc.

In this way, many of the programs we are talking about become useful solutions of this type. In addition, another of the characteristics of these programs that we are talking about, they present to us is the wide coverage in terms of compatibility that they present. In fact, it is the developers themselves of each of the solutions that already take care of it. To do this they try to keep their projects up to date in this regard. But this is not from now, but has happened for many years. Who does not remember him in his popular moment Microsoft’s Windows Media Center.

How to install Windows Media Center in Windows 10

This is a software that became very popular on the Redmond system, Windows 7, but with the arrival of Windows 10, Windows Media Center disappeared. That is something that happened because Microsoft thought that due to the little use that was given, it made no sense to offer it more. But with everything and with it, there are many who still miss him. Therefore, if you are one of those nostalgic, you would like to use it again in Windows 10 because you miss it, there is a solution

In fact, in these same lines we will show you how to install Windows Media Center in Windows 10. So you can make use of this powerful multimedia player and manager, in the most recent version of Microsoft’s operating system. Likewise, out of curiosity, Microsoft instead decided to make the DVD Player program available to users, a paid software available on the Internet. Microsoft Store, something that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Download Windows Media Center on Windows 10

Therefore and as it is easy to suppose, the first thing we will do is download the program as such, Windows Media Center. This is something we can carry out from this same link, with which we get a compressed file of just over 50 megabytes.

Then, once the download process finishes, we save the corresponding file in any location on the HDD local. Next we have to go to the folder where we have saved said file and we open it with any decompression program, or directly from the File Explorer. Once we access its content, we find several files.

The first one we have to look at is the one called _TestRights.cmd. We tell you this because in the first place what we must do is click on it with the right mouse button so that the contextual menu appears. Then we choose the option of Run as administrator to mark the file CMD.

context menu file

Install Windows Media Center on the PC

This will lead to a command prompt window that will open on its own and will execute a few commands for a few seconds. After this, we have to carry out the same process that we have mentioned, but with the InstallerBlue.cmd or InstallerGreen.cmd file. Depending on the version that we are interested in installing Windows Media Center, the green or the blue. Again a command prompt window opens, which in this case is what makes it possible to install Windows Media Center on Windows 10.

cmd wmc

Therefore, we can only wait for the entire installation process to finish so that from now on we can use Windows Media Center on the Windows 10 computer.

media center

It is worth mentioning that at the same time in the same ZIP file which we downloaded here, includes a file called Uninstaller.cmd. As you can imagine, it will be very helpful when uninstalling Windows Media Center from the Windows 10 computer.

media center movies

To achieve this, all we have to do is go to the same folder where we unzip the file and click with the right mouse button on it to also execute as an administrator and thus remove the player. To finish we will tell you that in the most current versions of Windows 10, this installation that we have told you may not work.