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Not sure if this is an issue with WMC or with Comcast in Atlanta… Reply Mike August 14, 2015 I had same issue what I did was having I can't seem to figure out how to get the MS update that includes the Rovi update. After completing the setup the guide listings message indicating a successful update appeared a few minutes later. If you want to keep up with everything and issues, it's here, (you need to register) [DISCUSSION] Patch WMC to run on Windows 10 final & possible alternatives Reply Share Share have a peek at this web-site

The guide is at: http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/tn/knoxville/over-the-air/37909 Thanks for all the useful information and detailed instructions!!! What I wanted to record from here forward was lost so I had to rebuild that. buydvb 312,178 views 12:43 Loading more suggestions... I dont really need to only update the hardware I have in the computer.

Reply Tom July 24, 2015 Mine is working in Atlanta, zip code 30318. If you aren't afraid to roll your sleeves up and learn the ins and outs of a new platform, Media Portal comes recommended. (I haven't tried it personally.) Any HTPC forum I've tried your workarounds but the good zips mentioned in your file fro Dallas area do not work.

  1. Thanks for your help.
  2. To determine if the zip code you entered is working refer to the underlying log file available in c:\programdata\microsoft\ehome\logs\FirstRun.log.
  3. I expect that would only be required if you remove and re-add the feature versus just re-running the television setup with a working zip code.
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The task name is "MediaCenterRecoveryTask". I had to remove and reinstall WMC **and** change the DNS to google. Throw the rest away guys - save time you don't need to read because if you remove WMC properly and add it back OF COURSE you need to then run it's Thanks Cameron Reply mary December 22, 2015 Great post!

I have always used a zip area between Dayton, Ohio and Cincinnati because we record stations in both areas. Reply William July 23, 2015 In the DFW area of N Texas I couldn't get 75025 to work but 75227 finally did. I tried to install but after saying it is a valid key it comes back saying that I must try a different key. I still like the Music program whereby is scrolls slowly all the album covers.

The existing data, if available, will be used as you continue through TV Signal setup." SO I am assuming that this error corresponds to data.tvdownload.microsoft.com. I've tried a few things. Shocked that WC posted it on their site with a major part being broken. Reply Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter DavidinCT likes this.

Tony Clegg Member Posts 52 Posts 09-10-2015,05:54 AM #21 I'm in a similar position to

If your system is still resolving to the older guide system (Zap2It) this process will continue to fail regardless of what zip codes you enter. So do what I did and you should be ok but updating windows if you do make sure the media center is working each time. Removing the feature and adding it back was all it took. Login or register to post comments jmsnyc on Sep 6, 2015 I setup Kodi to access my recorded tv folder and the wtv files play fine.

Reply Michael Barone July 23, 2015 Thank you very helpful post to a recent WMC annoyance. Check This Out Reply Eric July 28, 2015 Fred - Thanks for the tip re the zip code for Minneapolis / Saint Paul. 55402 worked for me. … and thanks also for the instructions, I have tried a lot of other things as forums recommended, but nothing works. Keeping Fit Garmin's Vivoactive HR is a beast of a fitness band THE BIG SCREEN Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Studio The next update!

Troubleshoot Windows Media Center Not Working on Windows 7/8/8.1 What to Do When Windows Media Center Stops Working on Windows 10? One in RTM WIndows 10 (retail upgrade version, NOT in Preview program) and a VM of the same (VM workstation 12). To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center. Source Reply Cameron Fuller July 25, 2015 For feedback to Microsoft I would recommend adding your thoughts to the connect link that is early in the blog post.

Reply shafri March 9, 2015 at 10:41 am # when the window 8 was release online for upgrade the media center were included, upon installing the 8.1 pro it's zapp out, Additionally, the company has provided some guidance on how to manage scheduled recordings: You should reset your currently scheduled one-off recordings. It's currently being investigated.

Note I did not wait the twenty minute as recommended in other post; only long enough to start the task recovery and delete all files in ehome b.

Reply packercd July 25, 2015 I live near Orlando,FL. Reply w July 26, 2015 ^"OTR" = OTA, Over The Air (via antenna only) …oops Reply Philip July 28, 2015 I'm in Desoto, tried several Dallas zip's then I tried I wonder if there is difference in my lack of success because I'm us This web site uses cookies to improve your experience. To make it your accessing the MS servers outside of the US as it appears to be a regional block, not sure if that would help or not as have skimmed

From this article (http://www.thedigitalmediazone.com/2015/07/08/microsoft-breathes-new-life-into-media-center-guide/) we can see that Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data was converted from Zap2It to Rovi. Great work. Reply boxcar July 26, 2015 Houston texas 77016 works Reply Bert July 26, 2015 Thank you so much for this great tutorial. have a peek here Thanks Reply Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter bravoland Member Posts 4 Posts 09-07-2015,11:58 PM #3 same results Reply Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us

This presents as "no information available" in the guide, however you will be able to tune and watch that channel. I actually ran into this. David A. Try this, create a shortcut to C:\Windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe on your desktop.

Recently I found that no programs were scheduled for recording on my Media PC. We are continuing to work on this issue on our end, and greatly appreciate the help and support of the community in reporting issues and sharing info." UPDATE: 3/13/2016: Guide expiring Loading... But it wouldn't download anything past 7/22/15 at 12:00 AM.

Network World 146,176 views 1:53 How To Add Windows Media Center To Windows 8.1 Preview With Key. - Duration: 2:46. Windows8TMHacks 43,036 views 2:46 How To Activate Windows 8.1 Build 9600 VIA KMS. - Duration: 3:35. I've tried everything on this blog, in the comments, and on another forum. While Windows Media Center currently works, it's possible that future changes to Windows 10 might break it.

I just don't get it. Any feedback would be appreciated. Has anyone here used KODI for a live tv/pcdvr application? I have flushed my DNS, changed my DNS server, flushed my old EPG, and have tried at least 10 zip codes around me.

TiVo's hardware, of course, is still a viable option, delivering external DVR capabilities with CableCard support, albeit with a monthly fee that will pain anyone accustomed to the free Media Center I used WMC all the time with Windows 8, and I really missed it on Windows 10. It immediately skips to telling me to check my hardware through the control panel. The guide worked well until recently when a rescan was needed.

As for the installer I used, the dropbox link that Windows Central posted was dead by the time I attempted to download. That does seem to be what is happening.