Updating Media Library ... Windows Media Player

Dallas, Texas
December 19, 2016 11:24am CST
I wonder about the old Windows Operating Systems that are still being used on planet Earth. The last I heard, a man told me recently ... "I still have Windows Millennium Edition, also called Windows Me." He laughed while he said this. He told me he had purchased a lot of old Windows programs that worked perfectly well in Me but because the latest version updates of Windows refuse you from using them made no sense at so why even bother getting a newer form of Windows if the older Me version is still working? I know what that guy meant. There are older versions of Windows that I heard people are still using. Windows xP is one such version. Windows 2000 is another. But lately the library seems to be running Windows 7 still. I wonder why they haven't updated to Windows 10? I think there is a reason for it ... old apps vs new apps and the competition in the market forcing Windows users to throw out the old applications in favor of the acceptable ones that only work with the latest Windows. A friend of mine has a Windows 7 system in his old laptop. He hates the laptop cause it has this little square touch sensitive pad that is used to navigate the stupid cursor arrow across the window of the computer and that ain't easy sometimes when you're all thumbs. So I will get him a wireless mouse to interface with a dungle USB receiver and let him move his mouse cursor all over with ease instead of the way his laptop is at the moment. He said, I don't know if I want Windows 10. They are not giving it away any more. They are charging about 119.99 for it. So I won't be using Windows 10 anytime soon. I told the guy that was okay because one day Windows will have yet another version for us. Windows 10 is fine for me but I had to ditch Corel Draw 5.0 cause it is not working in Windows 10. I also had to ditch some of my 3rd party software to convert files from one media type to another and such. I will have to save about a year to buy the latest version of Corel Draw before I can get back to using it. I have forfeited over a year of not using Corel Draw only because I continue to upgrade my OS. Back to the topic ... Windows Media Player. It is included with Windows 10 Home 64 bit but The latest upgrade or update of Windows 10 home 64 bit, also has included inside it's software library that comes with the system software itself called Groove Music. Now, you have a choice between Groove music or Windows Media Player. Both are included because you know that most users have been using Windows Media Player since the get go. To offer it along with Groove Music is a fair thing for Microsoft to employ in this latest upgrade to Windows 10 Home 64 bit. The funny thing is in the competition between Apple iTunes and Windows Groove Music. They are both in my PC. I had them because when my computer was running Windows 7 Home Premium, I had these. When I just went to see if Windows Media Player for Windows 10 was even available and I got the following message: (Quote: " Windows Media Player Windows Media Player is not compatible with your system. You are running Windows 10 64-bit. Although Windows Media Player will not run on your system, you can download Windows Media Player for other operating systems. Which version would you like to download? Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (64-bit) - End Quote) Well, then how come I have Windows Media Player version from my Windows 7 still works fine in my Windows 10 upgrade? Strange that. Look at the link below to learn some more about this :
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@LeaPea2417 (21642)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Dec 16
I never upgraded to Windows 10. I still use Windows 8.1
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• Dallas, Texas
21 Dec 16
Windows 8.1 is a good one. Here is a link to a description of the Windows 8.1 Operating System From PC World online:
Sure, Windows 8.1 may be more about refinement than revolution, but it has some killer tweaks to entice users to check it out.
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@LeaPea2417 (21642)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Dec 16
@lookatdesktop Thanks for the link.
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• Dallas, Texas
21 Dec 16
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