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Missing .dll files after Anniversary Update


4. Download the latest Windows Media Feature Pack

  1. Go to the Media Feature Pack download page and click the Download button.
  2. Now you’ll have the option to choose between the 64-bit or 32-bit version. If you have 64-bit version of Windows 10 installed, check the KB3133719-x64.msu.msu. 32-bit Windows 10 users should check KB3133719-x86.msu.msu version.
  3. Once you select the correct version click the Next button.
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  4. Download process will automatically start.
  5. Once the setup file is downloaded, run it and follow the instructions to install Media Feature Pack.

You might not know, but there are two different versions of Windows 10 available. Both versions work the same, but one version is missing certain features.

Due to European Commission, Microsoft has to release N version in Europe and KN version in Korea.

Both these versions work like the regular version of Windows 10, they have the same basic core features, but certain applications and technologies are missing from the N and KN versions of Windows 10.

Missing apps include Music, Video, Voice Recorder, Skype and Windows Media Player, and without these apps and related technologies certain applications won’t work.

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Fortunately, you can fix this problem by downloading and installing Windows Media Feature Pack.

Before the Anniversary Update, users had some issues with Plex Media Server and missing MFPlat.dll file, but they managed to successfully fix it by installing Windows Media Feature Pack.

Unfortunately, several users reported that installing the Feature Pack doesn’t fix the problem for them.

Microsoft recently released a new version of Windows Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and after downloading and installing the latest version the issues with Plex Media Server and MFPlat.dll file are resolved.

After installing Windows Media Feature Pack try to run Plex Media Server again. If you installed the latest version of Media Feature Pack the MFPlat.dll error should be completely fixed.

Keep in mind that this issue only affects Windows 10 KN and N owners.


5. Wait for official fix from Microsoft

App developers discovered that certain functions such as DeviceCapabilitiesExW (unicode only) are being redirected to ext-ms-win-gdi-desktop-|1-1-0.dll file that doesn’t exists in Anniversary Update.

According to app developers, this function used be handled by gdi32.dll, but now it’s using a different .dll file that isn’t available.

We don’t know why this problem occurs, but we hope that Microsoft will address this issue in near future.

If your favorite application isn’t working due to this error, you might have to wait until app developers update it and release a proper fix.

Since this issue isn’t reported on any older build of Windows 10, you can also avoid this problem by uninstalling Windows 10 Anniversary Update and switching to the older build.


Anniversary Update is a major update with many amazing features, but the ext-ms-win-gdi-desktop-l1-1-0.dll issue can break certain applications completely.

If you’re having these problems, we suggest that you try some of our solutions, but if the problem persists, we advise that you keep both Windows 10 and your favorite applications up to date and wait for official fix.

We’d like to hear more from on this matter so feel free to drop us a comment in the comment section below.


FAQ: Learn more about DLL files errors

  • How do I fix DLL errors in Windows 10?

One of the best and most efficient ways to fix this issue is to use a dedicated tool like Restoro. Check all the other solutions to this problem in our article on how to fix missing .dll files after Anniversary Update.

This file is part of the Microsoft Graphics Device Interface Library. Learn more about this type of file and how you can fix potential errors in our article on how to fix gdiplus.dll errors in Windows 10.

  • How do I repair Windows 10 missing files?

One cause behind this problem is related to missing .dll files and one option is to check for updates. See all the solutions in our simple article on how fix update error 0x8024001e on Windows 10.

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in August 2016 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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