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Upgrade XP Media Center to Windows 7?

Question: Upgrade XP Media Center to Windows 7?

I'm lacking an answer as to which version to install...32 or 64bit? All I know is it is a Media Center PC, but it doesn't say 32 or 64...is there a website that can tell me this?

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Preferred Solution: Upgrade XP Media Center to Windows 7?

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Answer: Upgrade XP Media Center to Windows 7?

What CPU does it have? Anyway if it's been built within the last five years you'll be able to (and should) install the 64-bit version.

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Yes, I seem to have made a mistake; I have 4 GB RAM but I've read (and the system information confirms) that only 3.25 or so is accessible by this version of Windows XP. Or rather the suppliers of my PC made a mistake.Can someone please tell me:[1] Does Windows XP Professional x64 in fact remove RAM restrictions,[2] Is it possible to upgrade from Win XP Media Center? Since it's presumably radically different, I suspect not.[3] I'm using XP because I need desktop searching, and there's some sort of legal dispute between Google Desktop and Microsoft - the latter being accused of arranging their system to lock out Google (surprise). Since I doubt Vista offers much more than XP, I went for that; but maybe this is outdated or wrong.

Answer:Upgrade from Win XP media center -> Windows XP 64i

1) it will see all of your 4Gb of ram. It should be able to see 100Gb+ of ram and work with it.2)If you have a 64bit motherboard and cpu, yes.

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Can someone confirm if this is true? I was told that if you upgrade to 10 from 8.1 that has WMC, that the program will still be there. It apparently is only lost if you do a clean install. Is that true? The main reason I havent upgraded to 10 is bc I thought it meant losing that program which I depend on.

Answer:Windows Media Center with W10 upgrade?

Nope you lose it on the upgrade too. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but good you asked first

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This is just a FYI for fellow Windows Media Center users on Windows 10. If you use cablecards, DO NOT UPGRADE to the anniversary upgrade. It will break the connection.
Windows Media Center no longer will see the cablecard any more after the upgrade. This has been confirmed by Ceton and HDR users. After installing your cablecard software, WMC will just show "No tuner found" There has been a lot of reports of it.
There is a bunch of people looking into it.
If you do not use WIndows Media Center or hate it, or just want to bash it, PLEASE do not reply to this thread. There are no need for useless posts like that.

Answer:FYI: IF you use Windows Media Center on 10 with cablecards DONT UPGRADE (anniversary)

Thanks for this information. I trust you'll be keeping us up to date on this situation and its eventual (I hope) resolution.

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Can this be done? I've received conflicting opinions on this.

I was told by Netflix that I need Windows Media Player Vers 11 in order to instant view movies from their site. I have version 10 and it will not work with netflix.

I tried to download and install Windows Media Player 11 onto my Gateway 901 Media Center PC, but I got a message that said I needed to have Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 in order to down load and install media player vers 11.

I contacted Gateway who told me that this was not possible with my machine, as the Media Center Edition 2005 software comes with new machines and cannot be installed as an upgrade to previous editions with out compatable hardware.

I called Netflix and told them this and they said, "Bah, Humbug" Not true, but could not tell me how to do it and told me to call Gateway back.

I've searched the threads here and the net and have not been able to find anything tells me I can.

Anyone here shed any light on this?

Glenn
 

Answer:Upgrade Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 to 2005

Try the advice given in this posting:

http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/000317.html
 

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I installed Win8Pro and was given a free complimentary upgrade to Media Center which I added through the "Add Features" function with the serial I was emailed from microsoft. So I had to reinstall Win8Pro from disk because my backup became corrupt and tried to add the feature as I did before and it asked me for the serial and it seemed like it was adding the feature but really just hung the system and now when I try to add the feature it doesn't try to add media center.

Am I stuck reinstalling and when asked for the serial for windows 8 pro I have to use the media center serial i was given from Microsoft?

thanks,

--Kenny

Answer:Windows Media Center Win8Pro Complimentary Upgrade lost

Hello Kenny, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you reinstall Windows 8 Pro, you would need to enter your Windows 8 Pro product key as usual.

After Windows 8 is finished installing, you would then use Add Features again to add Windows Media Center Pack with the WMC key.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone. So I just got the Xbox 360 COD special edition. I'm checking out all my features on the Xbox. There's an option to somehow connect your computer to your Xbox. The requirement is to go through the Media Center. Well, first time starting up the Media Center on my computer, and I'm not able to get the Media Center to open. I receive an error right on startup of the program. It ends up generating a crash report, and closes. I've take 2 screenshots of the error. The first screenshot is of the first error that comes up upon opening the Media Center. The second screenshot is of another error I get when I choose to cancel instead of clicking ok on the first error. I thought getting the most information to you guys would be the best.

I run Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2005 Service Pack 3.

Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks a lot
 

Answer:Windows Media Center Edition Error - Attempting to open Media Center

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i am unable to upgrade to windows 10 from windows 8.1 media centre ?

Answer:I am unable to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 media center?

Sign up for an account and keep talking because that's nowhere near enough information to narrow down your problem.
Also note that you'll lose Media Center if you upgrade.

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Hello Two questions?
1) kcrg-dt3 is showing the same as kwkb-dt2 for programs, the one recently merged or purchased the other tv stations. But titantv guide shows the correct programming now. The call signs and sub channel stuff is correct. Just the programming is wrong or whats
on. 
2) The second question is if I upgrade to windows 7 premium, then update to the free windows 10 it will have media center. I have windows 7 home upgrade now from vista. Or am I totally confused?
Thanks in advance for any Help?

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Hiya

The Media Center Solitaire PowerToy for Windows XP Media Center Edition enables you to play Solitaire on your Media Center PC from anywhere in the room using the remote control.

Note: We've taken great care to ensure that PowerToys operate as they should, but they are not part of Windows XP Media Center Edition and are not supported by Microsoft. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys. These PowerToys are for Windows XP Media Center Edition only.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Windows XP Media Center Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...66-a873-42e6-a6af-9822b03432b6&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I have just finished building a HTPC. What I am trying to do is install Windows 8 Pro builder version on my new HTPC and then upgrade to Windows 8.1. and then purchase and install Windows Media center?

My question is in what sequence do I install all this??

The other question is I want to install windows 8 pro on a raid 0 configuration using 2 Samsung 256GB SSD's. My thinking is that I have to first create the raid 0 config, CTRL+i, then install windows 8 pro on the Raid configuration? I have already set the Sata controller to Raid mode and updated the bios.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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when the first windows upgrade appeared I signed on for upgrade 26/07/2015 windows upgrade gave me a message saying everything on my laptop (pc) is ready to upgrade even all app not from Microsoft are compatible with windows 10
29/07/15 I had 5 failed upgrade Microsoft say I must do this

I did everything to the letter and have same stuff in
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download


WE VALIDATEING WINDOWS 10 FOR YOUR PC
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU UPGRADE AFTER YOU GET YOUR NOTIFICATION THAT WINDOWS
10 IS READY FOR YOUR SPERSIFIC PC
OK NOTIFY ME WHEN READY
TANK YOu
TAFFA

Answer:windows 10 upgrade from windows 8.1 pro with media center

Hello TAFFA, and welcome to Ten Forums.
If you like, you could also upgrade to Windows 10 using step 3 below.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello All,
I am currently running a standard version of Windows 8.1 but I would like to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro with the Media Center. Is there a cheap/free way to do this that is legitimate, I don't want no gray method. I guess I bought my operating system without doing any research. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Upgrade To Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows Media Center

Hi Rocky From what I can read on Microsoft website, you can only install the "Windows Media Center Pack" from a Windows 8.1 Professional installation. If you have the standard Windows 8.1, you won't be able to install the Media Center Pack. Therefore you'll have to buy Windows 8.1 Professional followed by the Media Center Pack, or just buy "Windows 8.1 Professional with Windows Media Center". In anyway, you cannot buy the pack separately for your current edition of Windows 8.1.To install Windows 8.1 Pro Pack, you must be running Windows 8.1; to install Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack, you must be running Windows 8.1 Pro.Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/feature-packsTo be honest, there's no "cheap" way, nor is there a "free" way to get a copy of a Windows OS. The only way to get "free" copies if via MSDN, but even there you have to pay for a licence so it's not really free. What you'll have to do here is to shop online and throught retail stores to find the cheapest price for a copy of Windows 8.1 Professional with Windows Media Center.

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I need to upgrade my XP media center edition 2002 - is this possible without having to do a clean install of an upgraded version. I would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks.
 

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Is it possible to upgrade Windows XP pro to Windows XP Media Center Edition, or will I need to format my machine?
 

Answer:Upgrade to Media Center?

Thats more of a downgrade, as you'll be losing some of the Pro features...

MCE is only available as an OEM disc, thus, it is not possible to "upgrade" to it. Although, you could install it parallel to your current copy of Pro...
 

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I'm running XP Pro SP2 on another computer of mine and it's my entertainment computer, I was wondering if the upgrade to Media Center edition would be worth it. I have a new TV-Tuner card that's compatable with it, WMP11, and other things, I was wondering if the upgrade to Media Center make anything easier for me or better in terms of entertainment.

Answer:Upgrade To Media Center

If it was me I would stick with the Pro. I ran media edition and really don't see nothing Pro can't do.

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WIN XP Media center, Can not upgrade to SP3!

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WIN XP Media center, Can not upgrade to SP3!

XP WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER (2005)
Product number: PX769AA
Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz
Socket 939
Manufacture Date: 27-May-2005
Chipset: ATI Radeon XPress 200
Motherboard Name: MSI- MS-7093 / Albacore-GL6E
Audio Controller: AC97 audio
1GB PC3200 - 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
Integrated graphics
Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA

I'm trying to help out my niece and take her old puter and tweek it by doing a RECOVERY, updating firmware and drivers, and also trying to update SP3 and .Net framework 2, but even with Windows update on Automatic, and I've tried to search on Windowsupdate site, when i get to the page with EXPRESS or CUSTOM the Express takes me to a page that has only one option....IT developers that need to update on more than one computer, then it says if you only need to update to one computer, then go to this site". I'm going around in circles here! Then I get this message below:
"The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem."
ERROR # 0x8024400A

Auto updates are ON and enabled...why doesn't Windows update the SP3 and .NET FRAMEWORK?
 

Answer:WIN XP Media center, Can not upgrade to SP3!

you need to manually download them, xp is end of life, and rarely updates work anymore.
 

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I would like to upgrade from xp to media center. I use SharePro. can I download xp Media Centerwithout worrying about messing anything up?
 

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My brother just gave me 200 dollars, to help upgrade his computer.

He has a Sony Media Center PC that is P4 3.2 , 2 x 256 3200 ram, a 200 GB non sata HD, and 2 dvd burners. Plus a a pretty cool capture card and a FX 5200, and Audiagy Sound Card.

Anyway he wants to make the computer faster for Video editing not gaming.

He has an extra 2 slots for ram and I'm thinking of getting 2 x 512mb ram, Maybe these http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...220-037&depa=1

Or should I get him a Raptor HD?

Now he has a small cramped case and a generic 300 watt PSU. Should I take some of the money and get him a better PSU, or invest in some cooling options?

Answer:200 to upgrade a Media Center PC, need advice

tell him to put in 200 more dollar and get a Mpeg 2 Hardware encoder card like a canopus or hollywood

the prices has came down on these card as they used to cost a grand or 2. you can get them for 400-500 dollars now

this is what the professional's (movie producers) has used for years and they are faster than any processor/ ram combo

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i have a sony vaio xp-home sp2
planning to upgrade to pro-media center
? is it safe to upgrade w/o changing all my settings, installed programs and files in my pc
? will the installation ask for my original xp-home disc i used
? if so, will i have problem using the sony vaio recovery cd's
 

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I am running media center 2002 SP3 and want to upgrade to MCE2005 so that I can use my 360 as an extender. Can anyone help with an upgrade.
 

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i have a sony vaio xp-home sp2
planning to upgrade to pro-media center
? is it safe to upgrade w/o changing all my settings, installed programs and files in my pc
? will the installation ask for my original xp-home disc i used
? if so, will i have problem using the sony vaio recovery cd's

Answer:[XP Pro] upgrade from home to pro(media center)

1 - When in doubt, always do a clean install. You can do this with upgrade-only media by formatting like you would with standard media. It will ask for a qualifying product - that's where your Sony restore cd's come in to play.

2 - See 1

3 - See 1

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I'm planning on upgrading to Windows 7 and need to know what bit rate Windows XP Media Center edition 2005 uses. 32 or 64 or did it come in both? I am reinstalling Windows 7 over XP because it has crashed and I cannot access the computer. It's the family computer. Please, any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:XP media center edition upgrade

That depends on your computers Computer Processor Unit (CPU) I would reckon if you bought it from a retail outlet then its 99% probably going to be a 32bit system you have unless you bough a high end beast at a high cost. TO double check yourself in your XP system right click my computer and select properties and it will normally tell you what operating system and type (32bit or 64bit)

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VERY BIG PROBLEMi went to this site http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en and downloaded sp3. i had windows media center 2004 sp2 b4 i did this. i dled it and installed and then restarted my pc and now my pc wont boot. not even in safe mode. it makes it to the windows xp boot screen and then restarts. i dont no wat do and my computer wont turn on so i need help pronto ty

Answer:Media Center Upgrade Sp3 Issues

You may have to reformat. Installing beta software on mission critical machines is generally not a good idea. There is no published way to remove SP3 from a non-bootable system, but these instructions are for SP2 and they might work:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875350Because you have Media Center Edition, and therefore do not have a windows disk, you are probably out of luck, unless by some small chance you had installed the recovery console.Good luck,Billy3

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Can I upgrade to Media Center if I already have XP Pro installed?
 

Answer:Upgrade from XP Pro SP2 to Media Center w/o Reformat?

Nope, Media center dosent exist in a upgrade package.. it only available as a standalone install.
 

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I am a Media Center user and in my home its my only computer.
I use Win7 for Work and Taking Care of Stuff for the Home...
and about 2 years ago I went from a part time Media Center User to
a Hardcore record everything on cable before I cut the cord user.
But after I cut the cord and go to Antenna I am just at the range where
TV Signals arent stable unless I install a 50foot tower and a really large antenna.
But even so I will want to record everything that way when 2 shows conflict during primetime
I will have it to watch when Jerry Springer or Judge Judy is on.
I will also have everything I have recorded off of Cable and I will be Legal
meaning watching torrents won't get my internet shut off
Which means my Phone would also get cut off along with my ability to make money as
a developer part time...
Streaming might be the solution for some people but it comes with a cost.
Either you are paying for services that add up to a higher cost than your cable or dish packages.
You are forced to resort to illegal torrents or sites.
or you end up paying higher costs for internet because it takes a ton of bandwidth to stream HD 1080p to the living room, kids room, parents .. whatever all at the same time ..
That free Gigabit Google ain't no where to be seen... so you will be buying 100-200Mbit plans so you can keep your TV, Phone, Alarm / Video Surveillance online at the same time and still surf the web and update your android apps on your cell...
You ever had Video Streaming, someo... Read more

Answer:15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Please check this DVBLink wiki
I used this app a while ago to watch and record IPTV on Windows Media Center. But I think they can do it with other sources too. The latest version can record TV server side so you don't need a Windows Media Center anymore. And now I use Plex server for all of my Video stuff instead of Windows Media Center.
It's really a shame MS stopped so many successful apps.

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I needed to reinstall 8.1 Pro over my OS to fix a damaged Windows file system. The performed procedure fixed my system but removed my Media Center, which was payed for years ago when i upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center from Win 8.0 Pro w/ Media Center.
I had to purchase it then, even though i already had it prior to the upgrade, and so i do not feel i should have to pay for it once again, especially since i saved the Product Key the second time!

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Hi,

Just looking for some advice on upgrading my comp. Hp Media centre edition m1180.uk. Am i better buying a new machine or is this one upradeable. Graphics card might aswell be a slice of toast its that useless.

Any ideas to turn it into a bit of a gaming machine would be appreciated

Cheers

LL
 

Answer:Upgrade advice for HP Media Center m1180.uk

Depends on what you want it to do. If want more speed then adding more RAM should be fairly cheap, for gaming add a video card and more memory. It doesn't look too bad overall.
 

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Hey all,

I have a laptop which is currently running on sp1, and i want to upgrade it to media center edition, i have the disks, but it does not want to load past xp sp1, i cannot find any installation files for media center edition, but know it works, as i have done it on my desktop computer, albeit a few monthas ago now, Can you help? Cheers
 

Answer:Laptop on Xp sp1 - upgrade to media center edition

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I paid extra about a year ago for Windows Media Center add on for my new computer. I've used MCE since it 1st came out a hundred yrs ago and am 100% happy with it. But I use Win 10 at work and really like it, and would love to upgrade at home but MCE is not supported. I like taping my programs off cable just as much as I want to upgrade so I am irritated that I can't have both!
I've tried a couple of other media programs, can't remember their names though, but I just don't understand how to get them to work, and besides, none have the look and feel and performance of Media Center.
Eventually I will be forced to dump it, but please please tell me there is something good to replace it with and you don't have to be a computer science major to install it and get it to work properly!

Answer:Really want to upgrade but I paid $100 extra for media Center

Give KODI a try on your current system. If you like it, it runs on W10. And its free and open source.

https://kodi.tv/about/

Jim

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Hi,

My Qosmio E15-AV101 was shupped with Media Center 2002 SP1. I've made the automatic update from Microsoft and also downloaded SP2 package. The Upgrade process Always fails. When I fed-up, I've contacted MS technical support for the reason my Media center rejecting the upgrade. Microsoft replyed that the version shipped with Toshiba and other Manufacturers equipment are customized to match the Manufacturer hardware full Compatibility.
Quote:
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Note that part of the OEM and Microsoft agreement is to allow Original Equipment Manufacturer`s to provide support for products they have installed on a particular computer. This agreement was made only because OEMs often modify and pre-install Microsoft software on their computers to ensure compatibility and to take full advantage of your computer?s hardware. This means the OEM has the expertise on how your Microsoft software works on your particular computer.
"

So, is the solution to my problem. How to upgrade?

Answer:Qosmio E15: How to upgrade Media Center 2002 SP1 to SP2?

Some additional comments:

1-Why Toshiba not providing a software upgrade for Windows Media Center versions and What about the coming new Windows Version (Vista)?

2- If I format my OS and Install XP pro instead of Media center than will be there a possibility to enabled the TV tuner and the Toshiba function key as it was in Media Center?

3-As a person living out the states, where I can call Toshiba Support and why Toshiba not having an online support like other companies?

3- How long it will take from Toshiba to reply to THOSE CONCERNS?



[Edited by: admin]

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Hello,
I am new to Bleeping Computer.com

I subscribed to this site through the suggestions by Microsoft and Elephant
boy.com.

Have two computers both Dell Inspiron laptops. 1 new running Windows 7 and the old one Windows XP Media Center Sp3.

Hope to have help eliminating problems with old laptop. Have 17 year old son who visited unnamed sites and have infected it.

Will be installing new 80gb hard drive and upgrading to more RAM memory on old laptop and then installing Windows 7.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Hymnsinger2000

Answer:XP Media Center SP3 Virus removal and Upgrade

If you don't have a CD capability for installing MCE on the new hard drive...I would not do so yet.The upgrade version of Win 7...executes a clean install of XP...but it does a search of the system before to see if the user actually qualifies to install said upgrade version of Win 7. What I did was leave my XP on one hard drive and installed Win 7 on a second drive, no problem. That seems like it would be a good procedure for you to follow. After Win 7 is installed on the new drive, you can just delete your XP install on the old drive and that takes care of any viruses and your now-useless MCE install.Skip all that , that applies only to desktops and you have laptops.Although some of us have Win 7 installs on our systems...you can probably get more/better info re Win 7 situations by posting in that forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/167/windows-7/Louis

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It came with 1 GB (2-500 MB) from factory, I added 2-1 GB cards for a total of 3 GB which was more than XP supported but now I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit that supports 16 GB and I?d like to upgrade to the max it will support. I do have BIOS greater than 7 but it doesn?t look anything like the document I found online here shows and so is no help.

Answer:memory upgrade for Media Center m7265c

Hi, From the following information, it supports 4GB max     http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/media-center-m7265c MemoryComponent                   AttributesMemory Installed1 GB (2 x 512)Maximum allowed4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMMs*Actual available memory may be lessSpeed supportedPC2-3200 MB/secType240 pin, DDR2 SDRAMDIMM slotsFourOpen DIMM slotsTwo  Source:   http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c00511147 Regards.

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Hello,i got this media center pc,and i want to upgrade the pentium 4 processor to a dual core pentium E2140.i did that but now when i turn on the pc it is blowing very hard and giving no signal.does anyone know what the problem is?is the motherboard compatible with the processor?the processor is socket 775 like the pentium 4.resetting cmos does not work. Thanks.

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Hi all.  I've been cleaning and updating my granddaughter's desktop PC.  This model uses an Asus P5BW-LA rev 1.05 MB (HP/Compaq name: Buckeye-GL8E), an Intel E6300 CPU with 4x1GB of PC2-6400 RAM and is running a 64-bit Windows 10 Pro installation. I thought I would upgrade the CPU while I was at it and bought a used E6700 which is part of the same Intel product line with all the same specs, except for the clock speed being faster.  The rated FSB on both chips is 1066 and HP's documentations says it should work: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00748726 However -- there's always a however isn't there -- the E6700 won't boot into BIOS.  No beep codes or any other indication, just never brings up the boot screen.  I've reset CMOS, tried faster RAM and tried slower RAM but none of those things make any difference.  I checked to see if there was a later/updated BIOS but it appears there was only ever one produced, v3.17, and that's what is currently installed. Does anyone know if there is some technical limitation -- like CPU model being hard coded in BIOS or some such thing -- that keeps this from working or have I likely purchased a bad cpu chip? Thanks in advance for your help. HowardResmond, WA

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Here's the problem:

I purchased two Windows 8 Pro Keys from Microsoft, one for myself and one for a laptop I sold. Unfortunately, after I upgraded to Windows Media Center, I lost track of which key belongs to my laptop. Since a new key was generated for my installation with Media Center, I have no idea how to determine which original key belongs to my laptop. Any ideas on how to determine the original key would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Finding Original Win 8 Pro Key after Media Center Upgrade

Try this vbs script---

ShowKey v1.3.vbs

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i currently have XP Media Center on my Labtop. was just wondering if i buy the upgrade to Vista Home Premium will i be able to keep my files? I did download the program Windows provides and run it to check programs and devices but imjust asking about the physical files like photos and music. Will those still be on my Hard Drive? Also do the upgrades actually work? or are you just left with a whole bunch of problems afterwards?

Answer:Upgrade XP Media Center to Home Premium?

yes if u get the upgrade version you will be able to keep them...what are your laptops specs. My advice DONT DO IT. vista drivers are unstable trust me i know.

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I know its media center as if you go to properties of my computer it says media center, and it is from my buddy who has an MSDN sub, I watched him DL it for me from the MSDN site.
Its legit and updates and everything, its not a pirated copy or anything shady. I want to use media center for TV/video/music, but its just NOT THERE I have re-installed and everything.

SO... Any thoughts?

Is it because the PC doesnt have a TV card?
Is it the 512megs ram? (I will be upgrading, in a month or so)
Here are the specs on the machine just in case that matters (I dont think it does, does it?)

Sempron 3100+ (sock 754)
ECS mobo (crap but only 754 pci x mobo at the time)
2 sticks of 256 megs pc3200
PCI-X X800XL
Dell OEM sbi live (the SB0200 POS, Ill be replacing that as well)
Maxtor 250 IDE
Dell OEM DVD drive (not burner)
Netgear PCI 802.11G card (meh but works)
 

Answer:Installed Media center 05. Media center isnt showing up in programs list...

I've never seen it do that, but it has nothing to do with the hardware configuration. On a side note, this thread will probably be locked, because you are in fact using pirated software. You don't own a TechNet subscription, so you aren't authorized to use it. Your friend is also an idiot for giving out his TechNet software, as he could risk haven't his subscription cancelled.
 

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Will my preinstalled programs in Windows Media Center 2005 such as Sonic DigitalMedia Home, Nortons Internet Security 2007 (well not really preinstalled), and my full version Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Ediiton still be in Vista when I upgrade it (Home Premium)?

Answer:Win Xp Media Center 2005 Upgrade To Vista Premium

You need to run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor. Then you'll know for sure.

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I am in the process of rebuilding this desktop and I would like to update the BIOS if possible. Current BIOS rev is (5.09 06/08/2007). I was unable to find one under product support.

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I installed Windows 8, and now avi files look like poo when played through Windows Media Center on my PC or X-box. The same .avi file looks great when Windows Media Player is used though.... I was using Windows 7 before the "upgrade" and Media Center worked just fine on my PC and X-box.
Example of what I'm talking about:

What the video looks like with Media Center:
Same file using Media Player:
Does anyone have a clue why the same damned file looks so different between two Windows programs.....and how I can fix this? We preferred using Media Center on the X-box before this "upgrade"...

Answer:Windows Media Player vs Media Center avi issues

I use media player classic home cinema x64. I never experience crap like that.

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Ever since WMP11 came out I have been searching the web to see if there is any way whatsoever to get Windows Media Player 11 to run on XP MC2002. I heard from a friend that I can do a registry change. Any ideas on that, or any ideas on getting WMP11 to work on XPMC2002? All help appreciated.

Answer:Windows Media Player 11 on XP Media Center 2002?

I found this click here not sure how much help it is

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I have Vista Home Premium and am trying to run "TVersity Media Server" to share videos to my XBOX 360. From the help screens for the application, I noticed that Windows Media Sharing must be disabled, or the 360 will not see TVersity server at all. I have Windows Media Center (included with Vista Premium). I believe I have found the option to disable sharing in "Network and Sharing Center". However, the "CHANGE" button doesn't do anything! I can click it, but it doesn't do anything! Any ideas? This is pretty much a clean install of Vista. Thanks!
 

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Hi,

Still trying to figure out what it is that keeps waking up my computer from sleep.

I looked in the event logs and found this:
The system has returned from a low power state.
Sleep Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:12:34.409741300Z
Wake Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:30:51.010471500Z
Wake Source: Timer - Windows will execute 'NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\mcupdate_scheduled' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

What I don't understand is why is mcupdate waking the computer if Media Center was removed from Windows 10.

But more importantly how do I stop this from happening?

Thanks

Answer:Why is media center waking my computer if media center was removed?

Check your task scheduler to ensure there is no task under media center. If there is, delete it.

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Help. I have a HP media center computer. I have never used Media player and rarely use the Media Center software. Until yesterday when I tried to set up media player for my preshcooler to watch some video that I have on my HDD. Media Center view is very confusing for a kid so I thought I would use the Media Player and set up a library. Well nothing works. The darn thing will play a dvd in the dvd drive, but it won't play any video thats on the hdd including downloaded itunes video. Life in my house is becoming more unpleasent by the moment, because mommy can't fix Jake Long the American Dragon. AHHHH, I want to be able to configure Media Center or Media Player to show info on a video, ie rating, genre, thumbnail of cover, that type of thing. I would like to set it up to be as easy as possible to use, point and clink. So my little girl can get to her stuff visually. I spent hours on the phone with HP and they said I needed a file converter. Well I tried that and I'm only making a mess of things. There has got to be a way. I have to be doing something simple wrong. I did the search and it seemed to find the files but didn't add any of them. This is really driving me nuts. I can't believe that I would have to convert itunes files to play in the media center. Not to mention every other file type I have. Which I have no idea. It seems most are *.VOB but this thing won't add any of my video files, not home recorded dvd stuff, not itunes, not backup dvds. Please tell me what I'm do... Read more

Answer:windows media center and media player

I am a mature adult, have been messing with computers for about 10 years and I find Windows Media Player to be a complex pile of dookie. So it's no surprise that the preschooler is perplexed.

The freeware alternative I use Media Player Classic, which is much simpler and does a fine job of doing both video and audio.

Download here

Also, download & install the Klite Video Codec Pack, which will allow you to run DivX, Xvid and any other video format you might want.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm

Please update this thread on how well/if this works for you.

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I have Windows Vista Premium 64bit. I was using Windows Media Player which comes on it. Then I clicked on Windows Media Center one day to check it out, it also came with it. When I went to use my media player to play my music I was informed that it has stopped working, it says a problem has caused it to stop correctly, windows will check for a solution and get back to me. WHAT?! Anyway could the Media Center have turned off the media player? I tried to turn it back on manually but nothing happened.:confused
 

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Compared with some I've read, my issue may seem trivial, but, whenever I use Windows Media Center to play music, and click to activate the Visualizations, a gray box attaches itself to the bottom of the screen, with the album title inside.

There is no visualization playing. I can see the albums when looking at the library, and everything else seems to work ok, but this is annoying.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:media center visualizations don't play in Media Center

Hi GraphicsGuy, An annoying issue is still an annoying issue. Have you tried turning the visualizations on in:Tasks>Settings>Music>Visualizations ?

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I'm not sure if this is the right place, feel free to move it to the right board....A couple of months ago I had some problems with my computer and I went and restored it to factory settings.  It fixed the problem that I was having, however, now I cannot use my Media Center any more.  Now whenever I open it, I get this message:COMPONENT REGISTRATION FAILURESome of the files needed to play radio or video are missing or corrupt.  Media Center component registration may have failed.I then push OK and get this:CRITICAL PROCESS FAILUREA critical Media Center process has unexpectedly failed.  If problems persist, please restart your machine and try again, or contact technical support.  Code: 3Also, I cannot get it to close unless I restart my computer.I was just wondering if, when I reset my computer if it messed up the files for it.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  Should I reset it back to factory settings again?Thanks!

Answer:Windows Media XP... Media Center Help

The problem probably lies in the restore process itself...since no updates or addons are retained all you may have to do is DLoad and install the .net framework version1.1.Info Here

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I try to install windows media player 11 and it says i need to have rollup 2 but when i go to the autoupdates it doesnt get it for me. Anyone know why this is happening or how to get media player 11? My friend has media center too and he has media center 11 installed on his computer so i know it will work.
 

Answer:Windows Media 11 cant install it (Windows xp media center)

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How do you fix the problem with windows media player ... I play a video and sometimes see MPMF.exe running on high CPU usage and when I run video on full screen, sometimes there is lag between audio/video or in general!Do you recommend windows media center or some third party programs like Cyberlink PowerDVD or WinDVD player?

Answer:windows media player / windows media center

What is MPMF.exe? (MediaPoint Manager?)What Windows version? Computer specs, please, including video card info.

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Iím interested in linking PC to TV to take advantage of Windows Media Center (WMC) functionality.
I have searched but havenít found the ultimate answer, DOES WMC have all the functionality of XP for wifi, downloading, dvd burning, home networking etc.
Can all software suitable for XP, be successfully installed and used on WMC?

Answer:Windows Media Center

Yes. It does have all the advatages of XP. MCE is only XP Pro with some extra thigns added to it to give it the MCE aspect. Just make sure your Tuner Card is compatable with MCE first before you make the leap.

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i have a problem, i just bought a new labtop and i formatted the HD right away but know i think i have errors. When im trying to install software, the executable file would load up and disappear.

i was trying to run the setup for the macromedia flash player and a patch...it loaded and disappeared(it isnt in the background or anything)

this doesnt happen to all executable files though, as i was able to install firefox and jcreator

thanks
 

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when i click to open it, it just says windows media center has stopped working, and then it close's that all it say or does, windows 7 OS not sure what to add.

Answer:windows media center

Have you checked event viewer to see if there are any application errors listed?

You may find a clue there as to what is happening.

If you need assistance with what errors you do find, please feel free to post those errors and we will try to help you get past them.

Bruce.

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I was just out with my buddy and I ran across a decent system running media center. I like the interface a lot and I wonder if it is worth installing on an extra drive I have laying around.

I just got some new Logitech 5.1 speakers and a Viewsonic 19" widescreen LCD to go along with my 17" LCD.

I do a lot of DVD watching and gaming. Should I bother installing a copy?
 

Answer:Windows Media Center

depends.. media center isnt xppro but its more then home.. Make sure that there are media center drivers for all of your components because you'll need them..its not gonna make watching any better,, its just eye candy , now if you add a tv tuner card and get the remote then , sure its got some nice features but just for eye candy ..My vote is no
 

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Hi..

I have a HP media Center PC m7664x. I have for months and months now been getting a message that says"Windows Media Center Receiver Service has Stopped Working". I cannot do anything, can not watch live tv, dvd's anything....it is so frustrating. I have Vista with service pack 2 installed....

If it helps, the computer came with the HP Pavilion Media Center TV PC....that is something else it says on the front of the computer...

It is only two years old...

I am hoping that someone can give me a easy step by step way to fix this...

Thank you in advance
 

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l all l have a problem with wmc l an look at pictures and listen to music but l can;t watch live tv or play video's when l try it just hangs there.lt allways worked fine is there anyway to run a check to see if can be fixed' thanks
 

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How can I download Windows Media Center to my XP Pro computer without upgrading to Windows 7?

Answer:Windows Media Center for XP

I dont believe you can ....you have to buy windows xp media center or Windows 7 with wmc in it...and load it on your pc

there are other free versions of media centers you can download just do a google search

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I keep seeing references to Windows Media Center and wonder what it is all about. When I bought my new Toshiba M60 17inch screen lappy I saw some other models with the facility but having owned 3 Tosh lappies and many other PCs over the years I have never found a use for a Media Center as I only really use PC's for buisness but now have been converting a great deal of my music to MP3's and burning to either DVD's or CD's. I have a Freecom DVB stick which is fantastic with it's titchy antenna and wonder if I can upgrade XP with SP2 to Media Center or is it part of the PC. Can anyone tell me more about Media Center.Russell.

Answer:Windows Media Center.

click here

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  Everytime I try to do something that requires a media player, I get a box that pops  up asking me to install Windows Media Player 10. I have another media player I like better, and it's preventing me from using it. How do I remove it? I've done searches all over my computer trying to find it, but I can't.

Answer:Windows XP Media Center

I would configure the file association to "always open" with the alternate player. You can right click on the file, and go to open with, then choose program, then select the player from the list and check the box for "always open with this" for the player.That should take care of it unless there are any certificates that are declaring Windows Media Player on launch, such as copyright material or material that has to confirm licensing with a server before playing.

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Hey guys.
I couldn't find a category for just Windows Media Center, so sorry if this thread is in the wrong place.

I was wondering if anyone knew why when I go to Windows Media Center, then click on music, why I have doubles/triples of every song. Also, is there a way to fix this?

Answer:Windows Media Center

delete all the songs from the media library then readd them saying only add new songs.

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Hello All,
I am planning on building a PVR from scratch, but was stuck on the OS issue. Are there any benefits for using XP Media Center vs. XP Pro? If someone could help me with this or at least send me somewhere where they can explain?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Media Center XP

If you are planning on using the computer primarily for media use and wish to integrate all your media to one central location, then Media Center is a good choice.

On the other hand, if media is to be secondary and the computer will be used for other things, stick with Pro. You will be able to do with Pro nearly everything you can with Media Center, and because so many more people have Pro, support will be easier to find.
 

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Ok let me start by saying that I know this is an older software on an older system. However upgrading is not an option for the individuals computer I am working on.
The computer I am fixing is an E-Machine T5048, running:
Windows XP Media Center v. 2002 sp3
Intel p4 3.06 GHz with 448 RAM

The user wants to use Windows Media Center to play DVD's. Everytime a DVD is attempted to be played it recieves a standard Decoder error: The video decoder has malfunctioned or not been installed. Please restart Media Center or the Computer.

I have tried installing various freeware codecs and decoders online with no success. When I install a software such as Corel WinDVD 2010 it plays the DVD wonderfully, however this is not something the user wants to do, and Media Center still gives me the same error.

Can anyone offer a freeware suggestion for this problem?
 

Answer:Windows Media Center

Hmm. I thought Media Center came with a dvd decoder? well ,either way, it's not working correctly. I tend to always use a codec pack, so i don't need to find individual codecs. I prefer this one:
http://majorgeeks.com/CCCP_Combined_Community_Codec_Pack_d6093.html
It includes a dvd decoder and should integrate with media center.
 

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Hello,
I looked for Windows Media Center on my computer, and can't find it. I have no ehome folder in my C drive, or anywhere on my computer. Where can I get it?

Answer:Windows Media Center

If you're running Win 7 Enterprise, as your info says, then I don't think it's included as it's more of a business-orientated version.

EDIT: turns out it is included, so ignore above. It might not be enabled by default - type "optionalfeatures" (no quotes) into the Start menu search, run the result (this is the Add/Remove Windows features dialogue). There may be an option for it in there.

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I can't get the Media Center to Open. It says I have an error. It's never been able to open.
 

Answer:Windows Media Center

What does the error message say?
 

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Anyone here use WMC to connect to their xbox 360? I can not get my pc nor the 360 to locate each other on the network, running straight to a 40+ port switch, switch runs to router. Since both are running straight to the switch the router should not play in this, but I do have a home network setup, domain everything.

I can't really find any information on this except for stuff in lamen terms for people who don't really have home networks. I had it connect to an old pc a long time ago using that crappy zune software, and it was trash, wanna try with my semi somewhat HTPC just for fun.

I am running Vista Ultimate.

Thanks
 

Answer:pc-360 windows media center ?

You have to enable media sharing on Vista and in WMP.
 

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I am considering upgrading to Windows 10 when it's available for free (for 1 yr.)

I watch my local cable provider using my TV tuner card that came with the PC and it's utilizing Windows Media Center to do this . It's just like having another TV that has a DVR attached to it.
I can record, pause, rewind, fast forward , etc.

Now here is the problem in Windows 10 they are doing away with the Media Center.
What can I replace it with that will function just like Media Center does.

I've looked into Kodi, NextPVR, and Myth.
They seem more of the streaming variety of TV watching and not live direct local channels.

Is there one that will function like Media Center does?
I just want to watch and perhaps set it to record a program that I won't be able to see as it airs.
Being able to pause the program while it's showing has spoiled me rotten.

Personally I think that it's a mistake for them to not include it in Windows 10.

Any one have some answers or suggestions?
 

Answer:Windows 10 has no Media Center

Can I bump this?
 

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What is windows media center? I just got a copy and wondered if its worth instaling?Thanks

Answer:Windows Xp Media Center

what are you running now? your sytem spec?Is it a "legit" copy with a COA + key?In a nutshell its just another version of XP orientated around media. "It does what it says on the tin"P

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I've run into a pretty ridiculous problem that I'm sure is easily fixable, but after googling for about half an hour I can't figure it out. I thought someone here might be able to help.

I'm working on a project and I needed to run windows media center to play a slide show of pictures at the same time as playing a list of videos on Windows Media Player. Everything was going fine until I realized I needed to play the pictures randomly. So I clicked the option to play the PICTURES randomly, not realizing it would also cause my videos to play in random order. I decided it wasn't a big deal that the pictures didn't play randomly so I unchecked the option. But the videos on WMP are still playing randomly and not in order. I looked everywhere I could to find options to fix it, but I don't see any. I restarted my computer, reloaded the videos, still playing randomly.

Anyone have any idea what might be happening?

Edited: Nevermind...figured it out...I'm a dummy.

Answer:Help with Windows Media Center

Glad you fixed it but it may help other forum members if you posted how you actually fixed it.

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hiwindows media center opens but i have no cursor it just not there ???normal coulor of cursor is gold so it must be seen if its there

Answer:windows media center

Which OS? I have Vista and my pointer is White, but I am sure the colour depends on your mouse settings. Try a different setting or try a system file scan.

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I did this somehow, not sure how. Anyways the problem I first noticed was a lot of my icons (not all but most) changed to the windows media center icon then I couldn't open anything. I tried the web and it opens windows media center, I tried to turn off the windows features and it opens it up. I tried to do a system restore and it open it again! I'm so frustrated I don't know what to do.
 

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Windows 10 is dropping media center. I use it to access TV guide and to save TV programs to my hard drive. Does anyone know of a program that has this capability ? Thanks !!

Answer:windows media center

see the following for some alternatves. I cannot make any recommendations since I don't use any media centers.

5 Alternatives to Windows Media Center on Windows 8

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  I have Windows Media Center. I can't seem to keep any of the images on the storyline after I shut the program down. I've tried saving but it's not working. How do I keep the images from disappearing?

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I use windows media center in W8 but I understand that WMC is not being added to W10 - is this correct?

Answer:How do I use my W8 Windows media center in W10?

That is correct, it gets removed in Windows 10, sadly.

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I am not sure if this is the right place or if I should have this posted in the hardware. I am having problems with Media Center. I am wanting to use my TV Tuner card to record VHS and convert those VHS to DVD. I have the VCR plugged into the ANT IN Co-Ax jack on the TV tuner card. When I change the channel within Media Center it will show the video that is being played by the VCR. The problem that I am having is that while it is playing the VHS the image goes in and out, in a pattern. It will show the image for 3 seconds and then it will be a black screen for 3 seconds and it will do this constantly while video is playing. If I hit stop on the VCR it will show the normal blue screen without any interruptions. The sound never stops while the screen is black I can still hear the audio. I am not sure if I just have something configured wrong within Media Center. If any of you have successfully connected your VCR to your PC to copy VHS let me know how you went about doing it. Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Media Center

BulletSponge62485 said:





I am not sure if this is the right place or if I should have this posted in the hardware. I am having problems with Media Center. I am wanting to use my TV Tuner card to record VHS and convert those VHS to DVD. I have the VCR plugged into the ANT IN Co-Ax jack on the TV tuner card. When I change the channel within Media Center it will show the video that is being played by the VCR. The problem that I am having is that while it is playing the VHS the image goes in and out, in a pattern. It will show the image for 3 seconds and then it will be a black screen for 3 seconds and it will do this constantly while video is playing. If I hit stop on the VCR it will show the normal blue screen without any interruptions. The sound never stops while the screen is black I can still hear the audio. I am not sure if I just have something configured wrong within Media Center. If any of you have successfully connected your VCR to your PC to copy VHS let me know how you went about doing it. Thanks!Click to expand...


Macrovision is your problem. That's the copy-protection. You'll need special software, and may need to use another recorder other then Microsoft's.
(Microsoft's Windows Media Player is King of LEGAL spyware.)
 

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Is Windows 8 Pro with media center the same as Windows 8 Pro, but with Media Center.
Sorry about the strange question.

Answer:Is Windows 8 Pro with Media Center the same?

The media center can be added on. Someone was saying it could be gotton for free, but otherwise is 10 bucks.

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While trying to address another issue, I selected to open a program with default program. I evidently chose Windows Media Center.
Now, no matter what I do, WMC pops up. It pops up even when I try to open Freecell.

Tried to do a system resore but it gives me an "unspecified error".

My Live Mail and Internet icons in bottom tray have been displaced with small square icons with the WMC globe inside them.

I am currently using spare laptop.

Any suggestions please?

Answer:Windows Media Center has taken over my PC

You could try this to restore all file associations to default.

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

This should get you back to where you started. We have many excellent tutorials here, written by some very knowledgeable people. Hope this helps, if not we're always here!

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How do I get Windows media center on my pc. I am running an older genuine copy of XP pro. When I try to validate it says there are technical issues or not a genuine copy. Could this be because Microsoft has ended support?

Answer:windows media center

Microsoft's support for XP ends on April 8th, 14 days from now.

What is the exact error message?

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My OS is Windows 7, 32 bit. When I open Windows Media Center I redieve a dialogue box which says "Windows Media Center has Stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution." No solution has been found evidently. I googled it and have tried everything that they have suggested. Including changing and item in the registry. Nothing has worked. If anyone has had this problem and fixed it, I would appreciate knowing how they did ikt. Thanks clementsdenning
 

Answer:Windows Media Center

Try repairing system files.
If you have any custom changes to system files,this will remove them.
Go to start/all prgrams/accessories.
Right click command prompt and click run as administartor.
At the prompt type sfc /scannow and hit enter.
There is a space between sfc /and scannow.
Let it run until completed.
Then close the window and restart the computer.
Try media center again.
 

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I have a friend from church who asked me a question last night @ VBS. He is using Media Center on a new computer he has had a couple of months. Every time he uses any of the MS-Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, etc.) His computer freezes up. Are there any known conflicts with Media Center and Office? Thank you my fellow geeks.
 

Answer:Windows Media Center

No, no conflicts that wouldnt be present in the non media center version.

Is it XP Media center? What version of Office? Does it freeze in Safe Mode?
 

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Does anyone have any idea what the paths or commands are to the buttons
in windows 7 media center?
I have media center communicator installed for voice command and some
add on plugins.
I would like to add some custom commands for the plugins,but don't know what
target to use for the command.
For example,I have setup a custom command for internet explorer with the
target iexplore.exe and it works.
Just don't know how to target the buttons.
I would imagine it would be ehshell.exe with some kind of switch.
 

Answer:Windows 7 media center

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Hey, I have Windows XP Home(the regular edition). I was wondering if there was a way to download the Windows XP Media Center skin for my computer, my freind has Media Center edition and I like the look of his desktop more. Thanks!

Answer:Windows XP Media Center

Get the Windows Media Center Edition theme on XP home/pro

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I have a windows xp pc with 3.0ghs cpu and 3gb ram. I'm trying to set up wmc for my xbox360. I'm also using a linksys WRT54G wireless router. The 360 is connected via an ethernet cable.

Here is my problem:

open windows media player > library tab > media sharing. If i click anything such as "OK", "Cancel" etc it will either freeze and i have to shut down via windows task manager or if i click "settings" it closes WMP out.

When i try to add folders or files to be shared on my xbox360 nothing loads and nothing seems to be stored and the don't appear on my 360.

It seems very weird to me and is there any help that can be offered?
 

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I am running windows 7 32bit on my laptop. Windows media center worked fine but one day I got a message saying that "windows media center cannot be started" when I was trying to open it up. I did a restore back.... same prob. I went to the control panel and into turn on/off windows features and turned off and on windows media center and still get the same error message. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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Please Help !! media center keeps popping open all the time on my laptop. I have tried disabling it but then the window pops up telling me the program can not open, this is just as annoying. I do not use this and would not care if it was removed but I do not see it in my programs and also do not want to remove if it will affect anything else. It seems to affect the operation when I am online gaming with microgaming as a note.HELP it is driving me nuts

Answer:HELP!!!!! windows media center

open MSCONFIG and then go to SERVICES tab, and then scroll down the list and find WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER SERVICE LAUNCHER.. . there should be a tick in the service launcher check box, - remove it - and then click apply followed by okthen restart your computer and see if this workslet me know the outcome mate

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Hello [H]...

I have Windows 7 Pro x86 and a Windows Home Server. I am trying to make them play nice together in Windows 7 Media Center.

I added my music directory to Media Center, but then MC started editing all of my music files with wrong album art, small/low-res album art, screwing up all of my ID3 tags, etc. even though I explicitly told it not to. After removing the folder from the library and fixing everything, I changed the permissions on my WHS to set my Music folder as Read only (for my account), and re-added it to Media Center. This works perfectly; MC figures out the album art and tags as it should, without changing crap. However, I am stuck with a Music folder I can't edit when I am NOT using Media Center. I can't edit my music in Windows Explorer, Winamp, etc...

How do I fix this? Is there a way I can block Media Center (externally) from editing my files, AND still have write access to them outside of Media Center?

When I add the Media Center Connector software from my WHS, do those permissions supercede the permissions of the account I am using?

-Cool-
 

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Does anyone know how to upgrade my existing PC - HP with AMD with Windows XP Home - purchased last year, to a Windows Media Center?

Would I just need a TV Tuner and remote and the latest MS O/S?

If so, where can I purchase these items?

I just don't want to go out an purchase a new PC to have this!
 

Answer:Windows Media Center

You would have to install Media Center Edition from scratch because MCE is not available as an upgrade last I checked.

What exactly are you planning to do with this?

You can find great deals at www.newegg.com if you are in the US.
 

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I just upgraded to windows 7. I can't find Windows media center, apparently it should be included with win7. Any ideas how I can find [email protected]













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:windows media center

Hi imuir,Welcome to the forum!Which edition of Win 7 did you upgrade to? Only Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate comes with Media Center. Hope it helps.





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Sometimes when I download certain things from sites it will require selecting which OP Sys I have. Usually the only options for XP are XP Pro and XP Home.My question is: Is XP Media Center considered XP Pro or XP Home?

Answer:Windows Media Center

its based on xp pro. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP_Media_Center_Edition  

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should i get 2002 or 2005? whats the difference? any suggestion?

Answer:windows media center

i think the answer would be obviouse unless your hardware doesnt support one or the other, in which case you didnt give any specifics. You also didnt say what you were going to be using it for.

On another note, Microsoft.com publishes the most detail about the products, so you would get more information from just going there and doing some research yourself.

I dont mean to be an ***, but really, do the digging yourself, if you still cant find anything, then come ask, but i would assume since its a microsoft product, they would have the most info on it.

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I'm having problems accessing internet tv in windows media center. I have tried to run program as admin., i.e., sfc/scannow prompt, cd/d%windir%\ehome>start/waitmcupdate-uf, cdc:\windows\ehome>start/waitmcupdate-u-nogc, neither of these three prompts helped. Have also tried uninstall windows>re-install windows, also no help. No error message appears, posts as successful download but no internet tv tiles appear. Tv guide appears but does not respond. Any and all solutions are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:windows media center

If I were you, I will reinstall my system. Because I think this way is most directly.
 

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I have a recorded show and when I try to delete it and put the mouse over it, my screen immediately goes to an error box that says Windows Media Center has stopped working and then the screen goes back to the startup screen where I choose between recorded
tv, guide, live tv, etc.  Even if I just try to go through my lists of recorded shows and pass over this "corrupt" recording, the screen immediately goes to the same error box.  How else can I get into the recorded shows to delete this
one show causing the error message?

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