Windows Home Server PP2 released!

Windows Home Server (WHS) Power Pack 2 (PP2) was released on March 24th, 2009 in English, with more languages to follow shortly. What makes this a PP2 rather than SP2 is the fact that it not only fixes bugs and other known issues, it also adds new features to enhance the WHS experience. These enhancements…

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Resolving issues with the Windows Media Center Store Update Manager and a corrupt data store.

If you’ve experienced an error just like this when using Windows Media Center you may have some issues with a corrupt data store and may need an additional hotfix. “Windows Media Center Store Update Manager Has Stopped Working” Problem Details:Problem signature:   Problem Event Name: APPCRASH  Application Name:        mcupdate.EXE  Application Version:    6.0.6001.18061  Application Timestamp:             480ea322 …

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What is hybrid sleep in Windows Vista?

Hybrid sleep is a new power saving state for desktops running Windows Vista. Hybrid sleep is designed to give users a fast on and off experience similar to an appliance yet save energy. It accomplishes this by saving user documents and programs to memory and also to your hard disk then sending the computer to…

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Updated OCUR tuner support after applying the Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista.

Many of the OEM’s are shipping the latest update to the Windows Vista called the Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista. This brings a host of updates and new features to Media Center PC’s. Windows Vista SP1 Media Center, supported two OCUR tuners out of the box for Home Premium and Ultimate. However, now with…

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Understanding DRM and Recorded TV content when using a Digital Cable Tuner with a CableCARD

Many of you that use Windows Vista Media Center probably have some familiarity with the term “digital cable tuner with CableCARD” and some might even know it as an OpenCable Unidirectional Receiver (OCUR) tuner.  Those of you that are actually using a Windows Vista Media Center PC with an OCUR and CableCard are hopefully enjoying…

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