What is Windows 10 N and KN

Source: https://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10/what-are-windows-10-n-and-kn-editions

Source: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/difference-between-windows-10-windows-10n-windows/9cfde2eb-011b-4227-91f5-00168a74525f

Due to a ruling for anti-competitive practices by the European Commission in 2004, Microsoft has been forced to maintain special editions for its Windows operating systems. Labeled “N” for Europe and “KN” for Korea, these editions include all the base features of the operating system but without Windows Media Player and related technologies pre-installed. For the Windows 10 editions, this includes Windows Media Player, Music, Video, Voice Recorder and Skype.


Windows 10 – It has everything that Microsoft offers for a windows OS.
Windows 10N – The N version of Windows comes without a media player baked into the system.
Windows 10KN – This version removes Windows’ media playing capabilities.
Windows SLP – This will have only language pre-installed.


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