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Images: Windows Media Player 11

Microsoft opted for shortening the left-hand organization tree in favor of looking at music, photos, and videos separately, with music taking center stage. You can access the photo or video libraries by clicking the split menu under Library or by clicking the music note in the upper-left corner, below the Back button. If you have more than one album for an artist--in this image, look at Faith No More and Gorillaz--you get a neat, stacked, and fanned album-art effect.

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