Windows 7, which entered the late days, began its countdown to January 14, 2020. Naturally, Microsoft hopes that before the end of the day, 700 million of Windows 7 devices will be actively migrated to the Windows 10 platform. The company also offers various solutions to promote user upgrades. In a document released on January 25, Microsoft said Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center on the Windows 7 platform could not download metadata from the server.
Microsoft wrote, “Going forward, you may be unable to view information (metadata) such as the title, genre, and artist for songs, and the director, actors, cover art, and TV guide for movies in Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player. After looking at customer feedback and usage data, Microsoft decided to discontinue this service. This means that new metadata won’t be updated on media players that are installed on your Windows device. However, any information that’s already been downloaded will still be available.
This change doesn’t affect any major media player functionality such as playback, navigating collections, media streaming, and so forth. Only secondary features that require downloading of new metadata are potentially affected.”