How to determine the version of Windows Media Player

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

The Windows Media Player logo.The following steps show a user how to detect which version of Windows Media Player is installed on their computer.

  1. Press the Windows key, type Windows Media Player, and then press Enter.
  2. When Windows Media Player opens, press the Alt key.
  3. Select Help from the drop-down menu that appears.

The selector for the Help menu in Windows Media Player.

  1. In the menu to the right, click About Windows Media Player.

The about Windows Media Player selector.

  1. A window will appear that shows which version of Windows Media Player is installed on your computer.

The window that shows which version of Windows Media Player is installed on a computer.