Windows 8 is the latest of version of Microsoft’s Operating system scheduled to be released on 26 Oct 2012. Microsoft has changed the they have created a whole new interface. The new Interface and features like SkyDrive integration are much talked after. Windows 8 is available in 4 versions named as Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows 8 RT. Windows 8 RT is designed for ARM processor [Phones and Tablets] and the other 3 versions are for desktop and Laptops.
The final release of Windows is will be available in the European market as Windows 8N and Windows 8KN. According to a rule passed in 2004, Microsoft can not include Windows Media Player with Windows OS in Europe and thus European customers are not getting the WMP with the package. However there is a way to get Windows Media Player on Windows 8. Users can download and install Windows Media Player for Windows 8 separately from Microsoft website. We all know that Windows 8 is not the best Media player available for Windows you have many other free and better options but if you still want to install Windows Media Player then go ahead with the process below:
Basically Windows 8N and Windows 8KN has the same functionality and features as Microsoft Windows 8 but they lack the Windows Media player installation. Microsoft has packed the Media player in Media Feature Pack available for both 32bit and 64bit Windows. Windows Media Feature pack is compatible with Windows 8 N, Windows 8 Pro N, Windows 8 Enterprise N, or Windows 8 KN, Windows 8 Pro KN, Windows 8 Enterprise KN.
Download Windows Media Player for Windows 8N and Windows 8KN:
Step 1: Visit Windows Media Feature Pack download link and select the Language and operating system version. Select Windows6.2-KB2703761-x64.msu Windows6.2-KB2703761-x64.msu for 64bit Windows and Windows6.2-KB2703761-x86.msu for 32bit Windows.
Step 2: When you click download, select “Save”. This will save the installer to your preferred download location.
Step 3: Double Click the installer file or Right click and select “Run as Administrator” to start the installation. Follow the instruction and go ahead with the download.
I am sure that you will be able to Install Windows Media Player with ease. I would suggest you trying VLC media Player. You can download multiple media player like iTunes, Songbird, VLC, KMplayer and other essential software like Skype, Google talk etc with just One Click on Windows 8 using Ninete.