Introduction

This support page provides a central location with information about the Media Feature Pack for Windows N releases. Use this page to find the correct link for your Windows release version to Microsoft Knowledge Base articles about Media Feature Pack.

N editions of Windows include the same functionality as other editions of Windows, except for media-related technologies, Windows Media Player, and certain preinstalled media apps (Groove, Movies & TV, Voice Recorder, and Skype). The Media Feature Pack provides a way for a customer to restore these excluded technologies. 

Some features require reinstalling hardware drivers after the Media Feature Pack is installed. For guidance to do this, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Update drivers in Windows

Media Feature Packs by Windows version

The following is a list of the articles detailing Media Feature Packs for each version of Windows N editions from Windows 8 N forward.

Notes: 

  • Some Media Feature Packs for early versions of Windows 10 are available for download at Media Feature Pack for N versions of Windows 10.

  • For Windows 10, version 1909 and later, the Media Feature Pack is only available for download as an Optional Feature.  Here's how to install the Media Feature Pack on Windows 10 N and Windows 11 N:

  • Windows 10 N:  Select the Start button, then select Settings > Apps > Apps & features > Optional features > Add a feature.  Then locate the Media Feature Pack in the list of available optional features.

  • Windows 11 N:  Select the Start button, then select Settings > Apps > Optional features.  Select View features next to Add an optional feature, and then select the Media Feature Pack in the list of available optional features.

Windows 8: Description of the Windows Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of all Windows 8 editions

Windows 8.1: Media Feature Pack for Windows 8.1 N and Windows 8.1 KN Editions: April 2014

Windows 10, version 1508: Media feature pack for Windows 10 N and Windows 10 KN editions

Windows 10, version 1511: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N and Windows 10 KN editions (November 2015)

Windows 10, version 1607: Media Feature Pack for N editions of Windows 10 Version 1607

Windows 10, version 1703: Media Feature Pack for N edition of Windows 10 Version 1703 (April 2017)

Windows 10, version 1709: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (October 2017)

Windows 10, version 1803: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (April 2018)

Windows 10, version 1809: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (October 2018)

Windows 10, version 1903: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (May 2019)

Windows 10, version 1909: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (November 2019)

Windows 10, version 2004: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (May 2020)

Windows 10, version 20H2: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (October 2020)

Windows 10, version 21H1: Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (May 2021)

Windows 11 / Windows 10 21H2: Media Feature Pack for Windows N

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