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How to Update Media Player 12

Updated February 21, 2017

Windows Media Player is a free digital media player from Microsoft capable of displaying and playing images, audio and video. Windows Media Player 12 is the latest version of the player as of August 2010 and currently is only compatible with the Windows 7 Operating System (OS). If you have a computer running Windows 7, you can update your Media Player to version 12 by downloading and installing Media Player 12 from the Microsoft website.

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  1. Download Windows Media Player 12 from the Microsoft website (see "Resources"). Click the "Download Now" button and click "Save" to save the installation file to your computer.

  2. Double click the Windows Media Player 12 download file on your computer. The installation wizard launches.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions of the wizard to complete the installation.

  4. Reboot your computer and begin enjoying Windows Media Player 12.

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