October 2008 Cumulative Update packages for Media Center available for download


A couple of new cumulative update package for Windows Media Center have been released this week.

The first is an update for Windows Vista Media Center that is called the October 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista and is also known as KB955519.  It is available for download in x86 and x64 versions.  It can be installed on systems running the original version of Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate Editions and the SP1 version of Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate Editions.  This update includes all fixes previously included in the June 2008 Cumulative Update and some additional fixes described in the knowledge base article linked below.  Notably, this update fixes a regression introduced in the June 2008 update that caused playback to resume if it was paused and then the screen saver started.

The second is an update that is called the Cumulative Update for Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista and is also known as KB956147.  It is available for download in x86 and x64 versions.  It can only be installed on systems that include the Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista.

Here are some links for the October 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista:

Here are some links for the Cumulative Update for Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista:

Comments (2)

  1. AshesToArmor says:

    Hey anyone,

      I have quite an odd problem. When I open Media Center, I hear the sound play, my screen goes to black, but I don’t see Media Center. All I get is a black screen. When I hit the arrow keys, I can hear the sound effect of switching from one thing to the next. Just wondering if anyone knew how to fix this. It would be a great help. Thanks

  2. Hi AshesToArmor – In the past when I’ve seen this type of issue, it has helped to update the video drivers on the system.  I’d suggest trying that first.  If that doesn’t help, then I’d suggest posting a question at one of the following locations to see if anyone there can help suggest any additional ideas:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.mediacenter

    http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/83/ShowForum.aspx

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