10-15-2016 03:45 PM
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  1. oldpueblo's Avatar
    So I'm about to move my media center PC from hardware into a virtual machine on a home server. I'm debating between sticking to 8.1 or installing 10 with this hack. Now that it's been out a while, is it pretty stable? I'll just be accessing it via 360 extenders.
    10-25-2015 12:12 AM
  2. dbalvo's Avatar
    If you plan to use Hyper-v a word of warning - I've run into significant stutter issues using a Win7 MCE VM on hyper-v. I wouldn't recommend it.
    10-25-2015 03:01 PM
  3. oldpueblo's Avatar
    I was planning on VMware. Since the videos won't actually be played inside the virtual machine I was figuring I probably wouldn't have performance issues. It just has to stream it to the extenders.
    10-25-2015 08:06 PM
  4. MakThaNife's Avatar
    Thanks mate, this solved the problem for me
    11-09-2015 02:06 PM
  5. dgr_874's Avatar
    Does this hack work with extenders (xbox 360) on W10?
    11-22-2015 09:27 AM
  6. ariez84's Avatar
    Where is the Windows Media Center installed to? I did the threshold update and now Microsoft reset everything. Tried installing the package again and although it said it was successful, I cant seem to find the program on this computer.
    11-26-2015 06:47 PM
  7. dgr_874's Avatar
    Where is the Windows Media Center installed to? I did the threshold update and now Microsoft reset everything. Tried installing the package again and although it said it was successful, I cant seem to find the program on this computer.
    Do a search in Cortana for WMC. Once she finds it, pin it to your start screen.
    11-27-2015 08:19 AM
  8. chexterAz's Avatar
    DavidinCT: When I go to the first of your two links (x64) and click on the Download button, I get a malware warning from Webroot antivirus saying "Malicious attack ahead Webroot had blocked access to the website you tried to open. It has been reported to contain malicious content."
    What's with that?

    The second link (x86) leads to a message saying that "The file you are trying to download no longer exists."

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
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    01-02-2016 02:40 PM
  9. rhdins's Avatar
    I haven't got it to work yet. I don't know if it just won't work, or if there is some Windows 10 setting I need to change.

    Has anyone else got it to work with their xbox 360 as an extender?
    01-12-2016 09:47 PM
  10. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Thank you, everyone that is pursuing and supporting Windows Media Center. Please spread the word about this great and feature rich software. Explain, every chance you get, why it's "family friendly" interface, "whole house media center" features, and cable card DRM (Digital Rights Management) handling, make it better than the so called competing "software". (This is software, not a light weight web app).

    I just purchased a new computer (Windows 7) and immediately set up Windows Media Center on it to share the networked libraries of our main Media Center computer and its three Xbox 360 media extenders. We added another room to the "Whole House" solution.

    Microsoft needs to be informed about this great product. They need to be told. Some of them think it is only used on single, stand alone computers to watch DVDs. Ridiculous.
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    01-12-2016 10:14 PM
  11. MrCyberBritches's Avatar
    So, near as I can tell, there's no real solution to the Media Guide not working issue under Windows 10.

    My Hauppuage Tuner card came with WinTV7 software which does a good job with live TV but isn't nearly as simple, intuitive and dependable as the WMC guide and recording features. I'm also trying NextPVR and that app crashes half the time. It just hangs when doing a channel switch. It seems the most promising in regard to scheduling recordings, but it relies on a background process applet that for some reason, I can't depend on to stay running.

    Nothing more frustrating than scheduling a recording and then discovering that SLAP, DIDDLEY, SQUAT was recorded and that seems to be a highly probable future for me right now.

    GOTTA HAVE ME DARN GUIDE WORKING!
    01-18-2016 12:39 PM
  12. tschleppi's Avatar
    I got the same problem, Malware detected when I click the download link.
    Anyone have any additional info?
    Thanks
    01-26-2016 04:01 AM
  13. jim-k's Avatar
    Looks like all the links have been hijacked. Anyone have the original files? I can host them on my servers if needed.
    03-10-2016 08:43 AM
  14. Steve M5's Avatar
    Hello how are you the Link for X86 does not exits can you please re posted again new link for wmc x86 version thanks
    04-08-2016 06:40 PM
  15. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Hello how are you the Link for X86 does not exits can you please re posted again new link for wmc x86 version thanks
    No spyware, READ... Download through your browser, Extract it, READ the directions....and read the TROUBLESHOOTING before installing and READ AGAIN. There are minor issues here and there but, 95% of them are in the docs with it.

    X64
    https://mega.nz/#!7kdR1ICb!1TCdTd_Up...o7fE8PVD21mrAU

    X86
    https://mega.nz/#!PwUCQK5K!XLwP6W-RF...cxLDFMeRGBjd80

    These are the current versions (v12), Xbox 360 extenders do not work but, if you want to follow some hack (need some mid PC skills to do it), it IS possible to get 360 Extenders working on the Windows 10 version. You might need to modify some system files, I wont link to it at this point due to NooB cases.
    04-08-2016 07:53 PM
  16. TVviewer's Avatar
    I run Win 7 64bit, and until last year enjoyed scheduling the copying of TV shows using the installed program guide.

    Then came the end of the program guide as we knew it.

    Can I install into Win 7 the windows media center using the above link and thereby have the program guide working again?

    Thank you
    04-11-2016 12:24 PM
  17. jtpcamp's Avatar
    Windows 7 comes with a fully functioning Windows Media Center, no need to install it from the links in this forum. Just install a clean version of Win 7 or if its not present you may need to go to Control Panel/Programs and Features/Turn Windows Features on of off and find WMC and turn it on. Win 7 has the best WMC for Win 7 and its free and included with Windows 7.

    I also have Win 7 64X64 and use WMC daily and the program guide is working normally for me.
    Last edited by jtpcamp; 04-11-2016 at 12:47 PM. Reason: added thought
    04-11-2016 12:44 PM
  18. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I have been using 3 installs of Windows 7 and Windows Media Center for many years and the Program Guide has never stopped working.
    04-11-2016 01:19 PM
  19. TVviewer's Avatar
    My antenna is only for over the air TV reception (I do not have cable.)

    I used WMC successfully in my win 7 to save TV programs until iJuly of 2015 when Microsoft switched the supplier of the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data from zap2it to Rovi.

    Thereafter the program guide showed "no data available" for every channel. And I stopped using WMC completely.

    My experience that my WMC guide listings were not updating was very common, google for instance the words: windows media center tv guide will not update.

    After I saw the above posts I thought that in the last year a way to have the program guide data to update had been found.

    I was especially surprised to hear that you had Program Guide had never stopped working.

    So just now I opened WMC, went to the Guide section and there was a message " Guide listings will be our to date in fewer in 3 days. Select Download to get the latest Guide listings." Same message as July 2015

    I downloaded and got the same result as July 2015, each channel shows "No Data Available"

    What is different that you never had this problem, and that I and so many others had it beginning in July 2015, and that my inability to get the Guide to show the schedule continues?

    Thank you.
    04-11-2016 03:52 PM
  20. jtpcamp's Avatar
    I think you just gave me a clue as to what might be your problem.
    You need to run TV Setup again and when you get to the place to choose your location choose Over the Air and see if this works to fix the problem.
    I use cable (Comcast) and the guide is always there. I also use zap2it along with the WMC guide to program it. You can always use program WMC like you would a VCR with time, channel and date, which you will find in WMC Recorded programs and Scheduled and Add Recording.
    But I think that if you go through the TV setup again this might work.
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    04-11-2016 04:50 PM
  21. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Re: TVviewer,
    Did you resolve your problem?
    I just set up a new Windows 7 - Windows Media Center installation and it works great.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 06-02-2016 at 10:38 PM.
    06-01-2016 04:59 PM
  22. skydiverian's Avatar
    I have been using 3 installs of Windows 7 and Windows Media Center for many years and the Program Guide has never stopped working.
    Depends on where you are. Guide data still works nicely on my HTPC in the UK. However, rather than pull guide data via the internet, I believe MCE now pulls it directly from the Freeview signal, like every TV/PVR does. If you're in a country that does not provide guide data over-the-air (like the US), I assume that the guide no longer works.

    Also, some of the newer channels in the UK fail to load guide data at all, certainly applies to the new local channels.

    I've left my HTPC on Win7 since it still works nicely and I'll probably leave it as it is until Win7 becomes EOL in 2020. The main issue I have with Win10 is that it can't play .wtv recorded TV natively, I've had to download VLC to watch my recordings.
    06-03-2016 03:10 AM
  23. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Depends on where you are. Guide data still works nicely on my HTPC in the UK. However, rather than pull guide data via the internet, I believe MCE now pulls it directly from the Freeview signal, like every TV/PVR does. If you're in a country that does not provide guide data over-the-air (like the US), I assume that the guide no longer works.

    Also, some of the newer channels in the UK fail to load guide data at all, certainly applies to the new local channels.

    I've left my HTPC on Win7 since it still works nicely and I'll probably leave it as it is until Win7 becomes EOL in 2020. The main issue I have with Win10 is that it can't play .wtv recorded TV natively, I've had to download VLC to watch my recordings.
    I live in the USA and the guide data has always worked for me and I have been a Windows Media Center HTPC "whole house media center" family for many years. The guide data doesn't feed from over the air. It downloads from the internet.

    Yes, Windows 7 is great for Windows Media Center. I just set up my forth WMC installation using Windows 7 since the WMC software is built in.

    I haven't experimented with Windows 10 and WMC.
    Best Wishes
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 07-24-2016 at 08:13 AM.
    06-07-2016 10:40 AM
  24. Jerry3's Avatar
    Thank you for the posts. After upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10 and losing my WMC, I downloaded the X64 version and it is fully working with the guide and even picks up Starz and Encore from Comcast just like it used to.
    I ran the uninstaller and then installed the packages but seemed to have problems with WMC running at all. Ran the uninstaller again and then renamed the old eHome directory. Ran the installer, went through the TV setup and it worked like a charm. In previous efforts I had already downloaded the Shark007 Codecs and modified my Hosts file. Using SiliconDust HD HomeRun Prime cablecard tuners.
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    07-17-2016 12:07 AM
  25. polycloud's Avatar
    Thanks! I've finally got WMC working on Windows 10 with my HDHomeRun HDHR3-US tuner!

    1. Install the specific copy of WMC from the links above from mega.nz
    2. Add the IP addresses of the EPG (electronic program guide) file:
    - Click Start > All Programs > Accessories.
    -Right-click Notepad and select Run as administrator.
    -Click Continue on the Windows needs your permission UAC window.
    -When Notepad opens, click File > Open.
    -In the File name field, type C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts.
    -Click Open.
    -Replace the IP address at the bottom of file with:
    65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
    72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
    -Click File > Save to save your changes.

    3. Do a "repair" install of the HDHomeRun software.

    4. reboot

    5. Voila, it works! Channel guide is there and I have no problem watching and recording TV.
    08-02-2016 06:52 PM
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