Microsoft appears to be removing about boxes for its operating system apps.
How do you get the version of Windows Media Player?
I can't find it reported on any of the windows.
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Open WMP, right click on the top bar (Next to the Album playing...), then Help - About Windows Media Player (I have Windows 7 and WMP12)
Also listed here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190990:
To determine the version of Windows Media Player, start Windows Media Player, click About on the Help menu in and then note the version number below the Copyright notice. If the Help menu is not displayed, press ALT + H, on your keyboard and then click About.