You have surely wondered why the versions of Windows it is no longer limited to the edition number (e.g. Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10), and besides this they also appeared "S","N"And"KN"
About features Windows S and his limitations we have talked about in one article written a few months ago. Broadly speaking, this is a very limited operating system that does not allow the installation of applications other than Microsoft Windows Store. It is intended especially for students and those who need a special Office suite.
Windows 10 N yes Windows 10 KN
"N"And"KN"Are two editions of Windows Specially launched for certain countries or geographical areas. Microsoft distributes the edition Windows 10 N in Europeand Windows 10 KN is meant South Korea.
These releases have emerged from pressures on Microsoft to limit the American company's monopoly on the media / social media playback / manipulation market.
Windows 10 N yes Windows 10 KN are operating systems that have the same features as Windows 10, but have some missing applications and features.
On these versions of Windows missing media technology a Windows media Player and preinstalled applications Groove Music, Movies & TV, Voice Recorder si Skype. Between the versions "KN" (South Korea) and "N" (Europe) the difference is made by the lack Windows Messenger, which is not present on the "KN" version.
Applications and features excluded on Windows n si Windows KN
Windows media Player - Missing both the application and the technology underlying it. Lacking this technology, users can no longer listen to music on CD / DVD, can not create playlists, can not manipulate media content.
Windows ActiveX Media Player - makes it impossible to run the audio content coming from web pages or web applications. Genre to listen to music online or radio.
Windows Media Format - it supports content Advanced Systems Format (ASF). Codecs for audio and video streaming and streaming.
Windows DRM media - secure delivery of media content from external devices or from the network, on Windows PC. It is that feature that was concerned with the import of the autio files from an external device to the computer / laptop.
Media sharing and Play To - functionality that allows the video and audio content share in the local network. LAN.
Media Foundation Protect the quality of audio and video content for DRM.
Windows 8.1 Portable Devices (WPD) - communicating with external media devices or external hard drives that have media content, including devices that support Media Transfer Protocol.
MPEG, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, AMR, & Dolby Digital - codecs capable of playing audio: MP3, WMA, MPEG-2, AAC, FLAC and ALAC audio.
VC-1, MPEG-4, H.264, H.265and H.263 - codec set to watch video content.
Groove Music - Music player developed by Microsoft.
Video - preinstalled application on Windows 10, capable of playing video content.
Voice Recorder - Microsoft application developed and preinstalled for capturing sound. Voice recording.
Skype - Microsoft's social networking application, allowing text messaging between users, voice calls, video calls.
Windows Messenger - the messenger service developed by Microsoft. This application is missing only on the version for South Korea. Windows 10 KN.
Even if these applications and technologies are missing from Windows N or Windows KN, the basic versions do not undergo other significant changes. You can install Windows 10 Home N or Windows 10 Professional N, then install the entire suite above, downloading the installation patch from the Microsoft site. You can of course opt for third-party applications that do the same.
Media Feature Pack contains all the missing features and applications Windows DO NOT N, Windows 8.1 N yes Windows 10 N.