Windows N and KN Versions

Note: This is a revamp of a post from my old blog. It was originally published on February 13, 2010.

For MSDN users who are confused about the N and KN versions of Windows that are available, since there is very little documentation about this, those are distributions specifically for Europe.

As I understand, the EU requires Microsoft to release such versions. They’re identical to standard versions with only one difference: in Windows 7, for example, those versions have no media players/apps from Microsoft pre-installed.

No Windows Media Player. No Windows Media Center.

But if you want these features in your N/KN install, you can download the Windows Media Format Feature Pack.