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What is Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu 64 bit?




If you are a Windows 7 user, you may have come across a file name like Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB968211-x64.msu. What does this file name mean and what does it do? In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about this file name, which is actually a Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN editions.




Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu 64 bit



A Media Feature Pack is a package that enables certain media-related features on Windows operating systems that do not include them by default. For example, some features that are enabled by a Media Feature Pack are:


  • Windows Media Player: - A media player that can play audio and video files, rip and burn CDs, sync with portable devices, and stream media over the internet.



  • Windows Media Format: A set of codecs, filters, and plug-ins that enable applications to create, edit, and play various media formats.



  • Windows Media Center: A feature that turns your PC into a home entertainment system, allowing you to watch and record TV shows, listen to music, view photos, and access online media services.



  • Windows DVD Maker: A feature that lets you create and burn DVDs from your videos and photos.



  • Windows Media Encoder: A feature that lets you capture, encode, and stream live or on-demand audio and video content.



  • Windows Media Services: A feature that lets you deliver live or on-demand streaming media over a network or the internet.



  • Windows Media Foundation: A framework that provides a consistent and extensible platform for developing media applications and components.



  • Windows Media DRM: A technology that protects digital media content from unauthorized copying or distribution.



  • Windows Portable Devices: A technology that enables communication and data transfer between a PC and a portable device, such as a smartphone, a digital camera, or an MP3 player.



  • Media Transfer Protocol (MTP): A protocol that supports the transfer of media files and metadata between devices.



  • Media Foundation Transforms (MFTs): A set of components that perform various media processing tasks, such as encoding, decoding, encryption, decryption, filtering, mixing, and rendering.



  • Media Foundation Sources (MFSs): A set of components that provide access to media content from various sources, such as files, devices, cameras, microphones, or network streams.



  • Media Foundation Sinks (MFSks): A set of components that write or display media content to various destinations, such as files, devices, speakers, or monitors.



  • Media Foundation Topologies (MFTPs): A set of components that define the flow of media content from sources to sinks through transforms.



  • Media Foundation Sessions (MFSSs): A set of components that manage the playback or capture of media content using topologies.



As you can see, a Media Feature Pack enables a lot of features that are related to media creation, editing, playback, streaming, and protection. But why do some Windows 7 editions need a Media Feature Pack in the first place? And how can you download and install it? Let's find out in the next sections.


Why do you need Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu 64 bit?




If you are using a regular edition of Windows 7, such as Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise, you don't need to worry about downloading or installing a Media Feature Pack. These editions already include all the media-related features mentioned above by default. However, if you are using a special edition of Windows 7 called N or KN, you may need to download and install a Media Feature Pack to enable these features.


What are Windows 7 N and KN editions? These are editions of Windows 7 that are sold in certain regions of the world where Microsoft is required by law to offer versions of Windows without certain media technologies. For example, Windows 7 N is sold in the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, and Croatia. Windows 7 KN is sold in Korea. The N stands for Not with Media Player, and the K stands for Korea. These editions do not include Windows Media Player or related technologies by default. This is because Microsoft was fined by the European Commission and the Korean Fair Trade Commission for violating antitrust laws by bundling its media player with its operating system. Microsoft agreed to offer these editions as an alternative option for customers who want to use other media players or technologies .


However, some users may still want to install the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions for various reasons. For example:


  • Some users may prefer to use Windows Media Player or related technologies as their default or preferred media applications or components.



  • Some users may need to use Windows Media Player or related technologies for compatibility or functionality reasons. For example, some websites, applications, or devices may require Windows Media Player or related technologies to work properly.



  • Some users may want to use Windows Media Player or related technologies for personal or professional reasons. For example, some users may want to create, edit, or stream media content using Windows Media Player or related technologies.



If you are one of these users, you may want to download and install the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. This pack will enable the Windows Media Player and related technologies on your edition of Windows 7, allowing you to enjoy the full range of media features that are available on regular editions of Windows 7. But what exactly are these features? Let's take a look at them in the next section.


What features are enabled by the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions?




The Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions enables the following features on your edition of Windows 7:


Feature


Description


Windows Media Player


A media player that can play audio and video files, rip and burn CDs, sync with portable devices, and stream media over the internet.


Windows Media Format


A set of codecs, filters, and plug-ins that enable applications to create, edit, and play various media formats.


Windows Media Center


A feature that turns your PC into a home entertainment system, allowing you to watch and record TV shows, listen to music, view photos, and access online media services.


Windows DVD Maker


A feature that lets you create and burn DVDs from your videos and photos.


Windows Media Encoder


A feature that lets you capture, encode, and stream live or on-demand audio and video content.


Windows Media Services


A feature that lets you deliver live or on-demand streaming media over a network or the internet.


Windows Media Foundation


A framework that provides a consistent and extensible platform for developing media applications and components.


Windows Media DRM


A technology that protects digital media content from unauthorized copying or distribution.


Windows Portable Devices


A technology that enables communication and data transfer between a PC and a portable device, such as a smartphone, a digital camera, or an MP3 player.


Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)


A protocol that supports the transfer of media files and metadata between devices.


Media Foundation Transforms (MFTs)


A set of components that perform various media processing tasks, such as encoding, decoding, encryption, decryption, filtering, mixing, and rendering.


Media Foundation Sources (MFSs)


A set of components that provide access to media content from various sources, such as files, devices, cameras, microphones, or network streams.


Media Foundation Sinks (MFSks)


A set of components that write or display media content to various destinations, such as files, devices, speakers, or monitors.


Media Foundation Topologies (MFTPs)


A set of components that define the flow of media content from sources to sinks through transforms.


Media Foundation Sessions (MFSSs)


A set of components that manage the playback or capture of media content using topologies.


By enabling these features, you can enjoy a richer and more diverse media experience on your Windows 7 N or KN edition. You can also access more media content and services from various sources and devices. You can also create and share your own media content with others. However, before you can enjoy these features, you need to download and install the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. How do you do that? Let's find out in the next section.


How to download and install Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu 64 bit?




Downloading and installing the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions is not very difficult. You just need to follow these steps:


  • Go to the official Microsoft download page for this file: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16546. This page will provide you with more information about this file, such as its size, version, release date, and system requirements.



Click on the Download button. You will be prompted to choose between two files: Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu and Windows6.1-KB968211-x64.msu. The first file is for 32-bit versions of Windows 7 N and KN, and the second file is for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 N and KN. You need to choose the file that matches your version of Windows 7 N or KN. If you are not sure which version you have, you can check it by following these steps:


  • Click on the Start button and type system in the search box.



  • Click on the System option under Control Panel.



  • Look for the System type section under System. It will tell you whether you have a 32-bit or a 64-bit operating system.



If you have a 32-bit operating system, choose Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu. If you have a 64-bit operating system, choose Windows6.1-KB968211-x64.msu.


  • Save the file to your preferred location on your PC. The file size is about 300 MB, so it may take some time to download depending on your internet speed.



  • Once the file is downloaded, double-click on it to run it. You may need to provide administrator permission or enter your password to continue.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen to install the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. The installation process may take several minutes, and your PC may restart several times during the process.



  • After the installation is complete, you will see a message saying that the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions has been installed successfully.



  • You can now use Windows Media Player and related technologies on your Windows 7 N or KN edition.



To help you understand the process better, here are some screenshots or images that illustrate the process:



Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. However, you may encounter some issues or errors when downloading or installing this file. How can you troubleshoot them? Let's find out in the next section.


How to troubleshoot Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu 64 bit?




Sometimes, you may face some problems when downloading or installing the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. Some of the common issues or errors are: - The file is corrupted or incomplete. This may happen if the download was interrupted or failed for some reason. To fix this, you need to delete the file and download it again from the official Microsoft download page. Make sure you have a stable internet connection and enough disk space before downloading the file. - The file is not compatible with your version of Windows 7 N or KN. This may happen if you downloaded the wrong file for your system type (32-bit or 64-bit). To fix this, you need to check your system type and download the correct file for your version of Windows 7 N or KN. You can check your system type by following the steps in the previous section. - The file is blocked by your antivirus or firewall software. This may happen if your security software detects the file as a potential threat or malware. To fix this, you need to temporarily disable your antivirus or firewall software before downloading or installing the file. You can also add the file to the list of trusted or allowed files in your security software settings. Make sure you enable your antivirus or firewall software after installing the file. - The file requires a prerequisite update or service pack. This may happen if your version of Windows 7 N or KN is not up to date with the latest updates or service packs. To fix this, you need to check for and install any available updates or service packs for your version of Windows 7 N or KN before downloading or installing the file. You can check for and install updates or service packs by following these steps: - Click on the Start button and type update in the search box. - Click on the Windows Update option under Control Panel. - Click on the Check for updates button on the left pane. - Wait for Windows to scan for any available updates or service packs. - If there are any updates or service packs available, click on the Install updates button on the right pane. - Follow the instructions on the screen to install the updates or service packs. - Restart your PC if prompted. - The installation fails or hangs. This may happen if there is a problem with the installation process or your PC configuration. To fix this, you need to try one or more of the following solutions: - Run the file as an administrator. To do this, right-click on the file and select Run as administrator. You may need to provide administrator permission or enter your password to continue. - Run the file in compatibility mode. To do this, right-click on the file and select Properties. Click on the Compatibility tab and check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for:. Choose a previous version of Windows from the drop-down menu, such as Windows Vista or Windows XP. Click on OK and run the file again. - Run the System File Checker tool. To do this, click on the Start button and type cmd in the search box. Right-click on the cmd option under Programs and select Run as administrator. You may need to provide administrator permission or enter your password to continue. In the command prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter. Wait for the tool to scan and repair any corrupted or missing system files. Restart your PC after the scan is complete. - Run the System Update Readiness tool. To do this, go to this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/what-is-the-system-update-readiness-tool-d024551c-8a9b-4f88-a0a2-ba1d9a8943c9 and download and run the tool that matches your version of Windows 7 N or KN. This tool will check and fix any issues that may prevent the installation of updates or service packs. Restart your PC after running the tool. - Contact Microsoft support or visit the Microsoft community forums for more help. You can find the contact information and the links to the forums on this page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-7-support-ended-on-january-14-2020-b75d4580-2cc7-895a-2c9c-1466d9a53962. Hopefully, these solutions will help you troubleshoot any issues or errors that you may encounter when downloading or installing the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. However, if you change your mind and want to uninstall this file, how can you do that? Let's find out in the next section. How to uninstall Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu 64 bit?




Uninstalling the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions is also not very difficult. You just need to follow these steps:


  • Click on the Start button and type programs in the search box.



  • Click on the Programs and Features option under Control Panel.



  • On the left pane, click on the View installed updates link.



  • On the right pane, look for the update named Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211). This is the update that corresponds to the file name Windows6.1-KB968211-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB968211-x64.msu.



  • Select this update and click on the Uninstall button on the top bar.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. The uninstallation process may take several minutes, and your PC may restart several times during the process.



  • After the uninstallation is complete, you will see a message saying that the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions has been uninstalled successfully.



  • You can now use other media players or technologies on your Windows 7 N or KN edition.



To help you understand the process better, here are some screenshots or images that illustrate the process:



Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and KN editions. However, if you want to reinstall this file or update it to a newer version, how can you do that? Let's find out in the next section.


How to update Windows6.1-KB968211-x8


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