Been robbed Sports and Internet TV on Windows Media Center!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by noct, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. noct

    noct MDL Novice

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    I installed win7 x64 but it didn't work well so i installed win7 x86 instead.

    Anyway, the problem here is, when I install the first time, I chose the system default region (U.S.) during installation and got the MSNBC TV stuff and Sports channel in Windows Media Center. (I am in the UK)

    When I reinstalled the 2nd time, I just chose U.K. to save me the hassles later. And who knows the said channels are gone from WMC!
    (Apparant 'US only' feature)

    There seems to be no way to add those back to WMC. And i've spent the last 4 hours putting stuff back to my pc. I don't want to install Win7 again! Any registry hack whatever can do the trick?
     
  2. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    May be very very basic but try setting the time back. Also try setting the regional settings to US. Everything that = UK set to US.
     
  3. noct

    noct MDL Novice

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    Already tried and didn't work. I believe the WMC is set to its UK configuration during win7 installation so merely changing time zone, regional settings and everything to US post-installation doesn't work.

    I do find the sports dll in the program folder folder tho. So if there's anyway to tweak the settings...?
     
  4. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    What software do you use to get those channels in uk?
     
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  5. david3663

    david3663 MDL Member

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    #5 david3663, Oct 8, 2009
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    set the guide data for us in the registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Settings\MCE.GlobalSettings change systemGeoISO2 to US
     
  6. goodstone

    goodstone MDL Novice

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    had the same problem with vista as i lived in u.k.


    use to like mtv overdrive (u.s) for the music videos. doesnt work anymore.

    anyway i tried for ages getting the right region mce. in the end i had to re-install.... gave up


    Ant
     
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