Windows Media Player (WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system,

By default WIndows Media Player was not enabled by default in Windows 10, luckily its a fairly simple process to enable it in Windows 10 as we explain below


Click the Start button, type Control Panel in the search box. Then click on the Control Panel icon.

You should see something like this.

Control Panel

In the Control Panel window, click on Programs.


A new window will appear where you have to select the Turn Windows features on or off option

programs and features options

A pop-up window will appear. Scroll down and expand Media Features.

You have to select the check-box of the Windows Media Player and click on OK.

media player on and off

Windows will look for the required files on the PC and display a dialog box and then it will display another and apply the changes it made.


Click the Start button, type Windows media Player in the search box. Then click on the Windows Media Player icon.

windows media player

windows media player icon

Windows Player will start and you should see something like this

windows media player started

windows media player started