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Microsoft Soon to Retire Windows Media Player Support for Windows 7

Microsoft Soon to Retire Windows Media Player Support for Windows 7

We all know that Microsoft is going to end the official support for Windows 7 operating system somewhere in 2020. Microsoft is already advising the Windows 7 users to migrate to the newer version of the operating systems to avoid the blackout. As the end of support is expected next year, the developers have started retiring the support for old components and the programs. The first victim of the support end is the Windows Media Player for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems. The users are now seeing the warning upon opening the Windows Media Player on their computer.

As per the recent edits in the Microsoft Support documents for Windows 7, the company officials stated that the software would not update new metadata from the official Microsoft servers. The move will affect the Windows Media Players users on the Windows7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 computers. The metadata contains information like the titles, subtitles, artists, albums, and others. This means the Windows Media Center is crippled due to this update.

Recently, the company announced that they are going to introduce the reserved space for Windows 10 users. With the reserved space, Windows 10 will automatically download and install the updates without any issues. The update indicated the Microsoft’s ambitions to push harder to increase the installation numbers for Windows 10. With this update to the Windows Media Center, we are sure that Windows 7 will be removed from Microsoft’s Supported Operating systems very soon. As of now, not all users are seeing the warning message on the Windows Media player or the Windows Media center. As that Windows Updates roll out in all parts of the world, everyone will see the message once they open the software.

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