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  1. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    KB4046355 Deletes Windows Media Player in Windows 10 Build 16299

    KB4046355 identifies itself as "FeatureOnDemandMediaPlayer" in the update list in Settings. Once the update is installed, it makes the Program Files\Windows Media Player folder empty. The context menus in File Explorer will disappear as well. Only the ActiveX object of the app survives during this operation, which is essentially useless for modern playback standards.
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    It is not known if this happens due to a bug or whether Microsoft is removing Windows Media Player by default to promote Store apps like Groove Music. There is no official information about this change nor is the support page for KB4046355 available yet.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    Nice move from MSFT, I was about to suggest them via Insiders. I never used WMP after dumping Vista because VLC works great and by removing WMP and IE I saved some 200-250 Megs of disk space. I still use iTunes and groove too.
     
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    thegreatsquare Notebook Deity

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    Anyone have experience with 5Kplayer?
     
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