As I have mentioned before in our how to set Windows Media Player as the default music player in Windows 10 guide, I use the default Windows Media Player as my primary media player. But for some unknown reasons, Windows Media Player stopped working this morning. In fact, I am not even able to run WMP now.
After messing with it around for a little while, I found reinstalling the WMP is the final solution as I was in a hurry.
If you too have a serious issue with Windows Media Player and want to repair it quickly, you can reinstall the program to fix it.
Reinstall Windows Media Player in Windows 10/8/7
Step 1: Type appwiz.cpl in Start menu search box and hit enter to launch Program and Features window. Users on Windows 10 can also type the same in the Start menu or taskbar search box and then hit Enter key.
Step 2: In the left pane, click the Turn Windows features on or off option to see Windows Features dialog.
Step 3: Here expand Media Feature list and then uncheck Windows Media Player box. If you are prompted with “this will also turn off Windows Media Center” message, click Yes as you will reinstall WMP later.
Step 4: You will be asked to Reboot your PC to uninstall WMP. Hit Restart now button to do so.
Step 5: As you need to reinstall Windows Media Player, you need to install WMP again. Once again, open Windows Features window, tick the Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center boxes and then click OK button to begin installing the WMP & WMC again.