My computer is Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with Media Center and a pre-installed TV-Tuner card. I have a collection of movies and tv programs that I have recorded using Media Center.
As I understand it, some movies/programs are marked in some way as "Copy protected" and when those are recorded, they are recorded in such a way (encrypted) that they will only play on my computer.
I want to install a new larger hard drive in the computer, and install a fresh copy of Windows 7 on the computer.
Since I don't know what Media Center uses for its encryption/decryption key, or where this key might be stored, I am concerned that after I do a fresh install of Windows 7, that some of the movies and tv programs that I have already recorded using Media Center will no longer be playable after the new installation of Windows 7.
Will I have to do something (like find and backup/restore this key) after I install Windows 7 on my new hard drive, in order to play these exsisting recordings?