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This article describes how to determine the version of Windows Media Player currently installed on your PC.

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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 number

Version of Windows Media Player (WMP)

WMP 5.2 Beta

WMP 5.2


WMP 6.0

WMP 6.0 Internet Explorer 5 RC0 Beta

WMP 6.0

WMP 6.2 Beta

WMP 6.4


WMP 6.4 for Windows 2000 Betas

WMP 6.4 with multi-bit rate (MBR) updates for Internet Explorer

WMP 6.4 with MBR updates (minor error messaging updates from


WMP 6.4 for Windows 2000 only


WMP 7 Update

WMP 7 with Setup updates

WMP 7 for Windows Millennium Edition (Me)

WMP 7.1

WMP for Windows XP

WMP 9 Series for Windows XP, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, and Windows 2000

WMP 9 Series for Windows Server 2003

WMP 10


WMP 11 for Windows XP


WMP 11 for Windows Vista


WMP 12 for Windows 7


WMP 12 for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

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