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How to determine the version of Windows Media Player

Summary
This article describes how to determine the version of Windows Media Player currently installed on your PC.
More information
To determine the version of Windows Media Player, start Windows Media Player, click About Windows Media Player on the Help menu in and then note the version number below the Copyright notice.

Note If the Help menu is not displayed, press ALT + H on your keyboard and then click About Windows Media Player.

Version numberVersion of Windows Media Player (WMP)
5.1.51.421WMP 5.2 Beta
5.1.52.701WMP 5.2
6.02.902WMP 6.0
6.1.5.130 WMP 6.0 Internet Explorer 5 RC0 Beta
6.1.7.217 WMP 6.0
6.2.5.410 WMP 6.2 Beta
6.4.5.809 WMP 6.4
6.4.6.* WMP 6.4 for Windows 2000 Betas
6.4.7.1028 WMP 6.4 with multi-bit rate (MBR) updates for Internet Explorer
6.4.7.1112WMP 6.4 with MBR updates (minor error messaging updates from 6.4.7.1028)
6.4.9.* WMP 6.4 for Windows 2000 only
7.0.0.1954WMP 7
7.0.0.1958 WMP 7 Update
7.0.0.1956 WMP 7 with Setup updates
7.0.0.1440 WMP 7 for Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
7.01.00.3055WMP 7.1
8.00.00.4477WMP for Windows XP
9.00.00.2980WMP 9 Series for Windows XP, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, and Windows 2000
9.00.00.2991 WMP 9 Series for Windows Server 2003
10.00.00.3646 WMP 10
11.0.5721.5230 WMP 11 for Windows XP
11.0.6000.6344 WMP 11 for Windows Vista
12.0.7601.1754WMP 12 for Windows 7
12.0.9600.17031WMP 12 for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8


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Article ID: 190990 - Last Review: 10/21/2014 06:51:00 - Revision: 12.0

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