How to Uninstall or Reinstall Windows Media Player 12

How to quickly uninstall or reinstall Windows Media Player 12.

How To Uninstall Windows Media Player 12

  1. Click the Start orb in Windows and type optionalfeatures.exe in the search box. Hit the [Enter] key to continue.
  2. Scroll down the list until you see the Media Features section. Expand this using the + icon next to it. Now, un-check the Windows Media Player option in the list. A dialog box will now be displayed telling you that Windows Media Center will also be removed -- Click Yes, followed by the OK button.
  1. Click the Restart Now button to reboot immediately or the Restart Later option to delay this if you want to reboot at another time.
  2. Once Windows restarts, WMP 12 will be completely removed. If you're downgrading, then this is as far as you need to go. If you want to try and fix Windows Media Player 12 by reinstalling, then continue onto the next section.

How to Reinstall Windows Media Player 12

  1. Click the Start orb in Windows and type optionalfeatures.exe in the search box. Hit the [Enter] key to continue.
  2. Scroll down the list until you see the Media Features section. Expand this using the + icon next to it. Check the boxes next to Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. Click OK to continue.
  3. Restart Windows to complete the installation of WMP 12.