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Downgrade Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center to Windows 8.1 Pro

I built my own computer, and bought a copy of Windows 8 Pro about a year ago. Entered my product key and everything during setup, went smoothly. When Windows 8.1 came out I upgraded through the ...
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WMC HTPC breaks down over time, reformat the disk and joy… for awhile

Trying to diagnose whats going on with my HTPC. It will run great for awhile and then over the course of a month it begins to bog down and eventually become unusable at which point I reinstall the OS ...
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135 views

Windows 7 Recorded TV Explorer Freezes

In my "Recorded TV" library, in which I store the movies that Windows Media Center record from my TV tuner card, I have about 400 movies (.dvr-ms and .wtv files), almost 2.4 TB of data. When I try to ...
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432 views

Can I install Windows 8 Media Center Pack on multiple computers

I am upgrading multiple computers with Windows 8 upgrade. they have an option now to get the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free. Do I need to get three separate keys, or will one suffice for all the ...
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473 views

Choppy video playback in Windows Media Center when the window is not active

I have always had a minor issue with video playback in Windows Media Center. It is a very minor issue, indeed, but still somewhat annoying. Video playback generally works perfectly, irrespective of ...
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294 views

Will upgrading to Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium remove Media Center?

My computer came with a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. If I upgrade it to Windows 7 Professional, what will happen to Media Center? Will it be deleted because it's not available in Professional, or ...
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171 views

Uninstall storage heavy Windows applications like Windows Media Player

I currently have a 128GB SSD and want as much free space as possible. I want to uninstall some of the software installed by windows, because I use alternative applications. This is what I want to ...
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331 views

Do not batch move files that are currently written

I need to periodically move some tv records, however it is possible that one of them is still recorded during moving. now i need a batch utility that can detect if a file is already completely written ...
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852 views

Windows Media Center won't Play MSN Video Player

My install of Windows Media Center won't play MSN Video Player videos. They appear in the main guide, but when I click on them, nothing happens. If I look on the main menu, I don't have any icons for ...
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197 views

Windows Media Center does not have an Internet connection

I have a stable Internet connection but when I try to connect with Windows Media Center it gives an error: You must be connected to the Internet to use this feature. Check your Internet connection ...
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288 views

Is there such thing as an off-the-shelf DVR without a monthly subscription?

Well, that's pretty much it. What are my options? I don't mean for anyone to outline the steps for building a DVR. I just want to be pointed in the right direction. Let me outline what I think my ...
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243 views

How can I prevent video files restarting when entering screensaver in Media Center?

If I am watching a video file, press stop then wait for the screensaver to kick in, the video file will restart from where it was stopped but the screen will remain blank, i.e. the audio will be ...
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400 views

Windows 7 / Media Center lock problem

we have a Win7 with Media Center that is connected to a large screen. It displays a corporate slideshow near the coffeemachine. When the computer is started it automatically logs in and starts the ...
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221 views

Media Center keeps re-recording movies (not listed in “Series”)

When I record a movie in Windows Media Center, it records it again every time it shows up in the Guide listings again - days, weeks, or months later. The movies are not listed as a Series (Recorded ...
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2k views

How do I “Lock” the screen resolution w/GMA HD (i3-530 Dell 580s)?

I have a Dell 580s with Win 7 x86 (yes 32 bit). Displaying on a Panisonic TH-37PX60U (720p). If I leave the computer running and power up the TV, frequently Media Center is displayed at about 25% of ...
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644 views

Consolidate libraries in Windows Media Center (Windows 7)

I have several hard drives, internal and external, which contain divx and dvd rips that I wish to access from WMC (Windows Media Center). I've added directories from these drives to the libraries ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 as a desktop OS?

I get Windows Server 2008 R2 for free through the DreamSpark program, so I thought I could save $30 and use Windows Server as my OS and not get Windows 7. I found this website, which makes it seem ...
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IR Dongle for Windows Media Center [closed]

I am putting together a Windows MCE (Win7) using a Dell Zino. Are there any USB dongles that will allow a Logitech Harmony universal remote (IR) to control the box as if it were a MCE Remote?
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Getting triple-tap for Gyration Media Center remote working in Windows shell

I have this Gyration remote which, out of the box, does not support triple-tap for text entry outside of Media Center; only numbers can be entered in the Windows shell. Gyration have a patch that ...
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1answer
476 views

Windows 7 Windows Media Center controlling updates

Windows Media Center on Windows 7 likes to keep itself up to date. The problem is that it even wakes the computer from sleep mode in order to do it. I sleep in the same room as the computer so I ...
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6k views

What tool can auto-adjust the TV zoom in Windows Media Center?

I'm running Media Center on a Vista computer, and some programs are in 4:3 format while others are 16:9 -- even on the same channel. It annoys me that I have to manually switch format all the time, ...
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653 views

Windows Media Center (Vista): add-on or software for cutting tv recordings?

I own a Windows Media Center (Vista) which I use for recording tv shows and movies. I'd like to archive some of the material I record. I need a good solution which allows me to cut the recordings in ...
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Which video types are considered secure/trusted by Windows Vista Media Center?

I've been working to set up a Windows Vista Media Center and I noticed that when I play certain DVDs, the video is scrambled. After watching this video, I think it is because Windows Vista considers ...