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  • What is the difference in the Window 7 (x64) download packages described as



    as in " Windows 7 Ultimate N" vs " Windows 7 Ultimate"

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 3:58 AM


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  • Hello,

    even if that is a Windows 7 and not forum issue related question. N version is without Windows Media Player.

    This is the better place for Windows 7 questions:   http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:33 AM
  • Thank you for the information. I only joined msdn this week and  was checking out the downloadables. Does not seem to be a way to ask question directly to MS, they never pick up email and phone lines are a joke.  The download descriptions really do not describe anything useful.
    Friday, May 28, 2010 3:30 AM
  • I have a same problem... i want change my windows not N
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:39 AM
  • I have a same problem... i want change my windows not N


    Note that the same replies still apply. "N" versions do not include Windows Media Player. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-to-n.

    It's also still true that this group isn't for technical questions on Microsoft products. It covers forum issues.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:57 PM