Tech giant Microsoft released its newest operating system Windows 10 just over a month ago but the software is really a big hit with a lot of Windows users in the world. With many new and improved features it brings to your tablet, laptop, PC and smartphone, Windows 10 seems like a worthy upgrade.

However, not all PC users are happy with the upgrade, especially fans of Windows Media Center. Microsoft made a bold decision to discontinue the media add-on in Windows 10, which caused a fair bit of outrage amongst users. Instead, the company offered Windows DVD player as a replacement. The new Windows DVD Player app was offered free for users of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 with Media Center or Pro Pack installed. Meanwhile, users who didn’t qualify could purchase the app for $14.99.

how to install windows media center on windows 10
Microsoft removes Windows Media Center in Windows 10 and offers Windows DVD player as an alternative solution.

Fortunately, you can successfully install Windows Media Center on your Windows 10 device with ease now. Just follow the steps below to bring the entertainment system software back to your PC:

Step 1: Download and unpack the archive here.

Step 2: Look for the file “_TestRights.cmd”, right-click on it and choose Run as administrator

Step 3: Reboot your PC when you see a command prompt.
Step 4: Right-click on the file and click Run as administrator
Step 5: When the install comes to an end, click any key to exit

Now Windows Media Center, the famous entertainment software that originally arrived on Windows XP, has been installed on your PC. Congratulations!

However, please keep in mind that it’s all unofficial, so we won’t recommend you to try it out. But if you really want to get Windows Media Center back, this is the way for you.


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