How to Upgrade Media Player in Windows 7

You can add enhancements and innovative features and improve performance by upgrading your copy of the Windows Media Player. Microsoft continually maintains this built-in operating system component through frequent small updates and major periodic upgrades. You can quickly check for and download any available updates from within the player’s Help menu.

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Log on to your computer as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group and make sure you have an Internet connection.

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Click “Start.” Type “Wmplayer” in the “Search” field, and press “Enter” to open Media Player.

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Press the “F10” key to display a command bar at the top of the window if it is not already displayed.

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Click “Help,” and click the “Check for updates….” option. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the upgrade.