Links to information about Media Center features in Windows 7

There has been some early information about Windows 7 presented at PDC 2008 this week.  Of particular interest to me as a former member of the Media Center team is some detailed information about upcoming Windows 7 Media Center features.  Here are a couple of links to some information that Charlie Owen posted on his…

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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…

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June 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista available for download

A new cumulative update package for Windows Vista Media Center has been released this week.  This update is called the June 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista and is also known as KB950126.  It is available for download in x86 and x64 versions.  It can be installed on systems running the original…

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Possible issue running Xbox 360 PC setup on a Window XP SP3 system with Media Center 2005 installed

Update:  There is now a knowledge base article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954622 with more information and a workaround for the issue described in this blog post.  I encourage you to take a look at that article before using the steps listed in this blog post. Recently, I have heard from a few customers who have had an issue installing…

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Link to information about MyNetflix application for Windows Vista Media Center

I just noticed an interesting post on Ian Dixon’s blog that I wanted to link to here.  Anthony Park has posted this announcement on his blog about the release of new version of the MyNetflix application for Windows Vista Media Center.  The first version of MyNetflix was written as a hosted HTML application for Windows…

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February 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista available for download

A new cumulative update package for Windows Vista Media Center has been released this week.  This update is called the February 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista and is also known as KB947172.  It is available for download in x86 and x64 versions. The February 2008 Cumulative Update includes the following fixes:…

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TV Toolbox beta 4 now available for download

Beta 4 of TV Toolbox for Windows Vista Media Center has been released recently on the MCEDev.com site.  This beta includes bug fixes and functional changes that address issues reported by customers who used the first 3 beta versions.  Here are some links to additional information about TV Toolbox: Beta 4 announcement email, including a…

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Link announcing Big Screen Global web site and Big Screen Photos and Weather v2

Niall Ginsbourg announced the launch of his new Big Screen Global web site and the release of the Big Screen Photos v2 and Big Screen Weather v2 applications for Windows Vista Media Center. I have been using the beta versions of a few of the Big Screen applications for a while and they’re really nice. …

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How to re-enable Windows Media Center in the Default Programs control panel on Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate

Yesterday, I posted some information about a Group Policy setting that can prevent Windows Media Center from launching on a Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate system.  Since then, I have heard from a couple of people who have been receiving the same error message but who did not have this Group Policy setting enabled on…

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How to use Group Policy to enable and disable Windows Media Center in Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions

Description of the issue Recently, I was contacted by a customer who is running Windows Vista Home Premium, but who was unable to launch Windows Media Center.  There was not a shortcut available on the Windows Vista start menu, and when they tried navigating directly to c:\Windows\eHome\ and running ehShell.exe directly, they received an error…

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