[DISCUSSION] Patch WMC to run on Windows 10 final & possible alternatives

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ricktendo64, May 8, 2015.

  1. ThoseEyes

    ThoseEyes MDL Novice

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    Sigh... I look at pages like that, and my brain just shuts down.
    I've been playing with computers for 30 years. Totally by instinct. When I see things like that? I move on looking for something which computes (pun intended).
    As for that being a random site, I found the same thing in multiple places, and it is what brought me here too.
     
  2. phrunt

    phrunt MDL Addicted

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    It's the latest build of the public release (not insider) and completely up to date, it has the latest drivers on all hardware and the only other thing installed is shark codec pack, once again the latest build.

    it gets used for nothing else other than Media center so has no other software on it.
     
  3. scrambler3

    scrambler3 MDL Junior Member

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    Can you tell me if with the shark codec pack you are able to FFW and RWD all mkv and mp4 files in Media center?
     
  4. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    as was mentioned previously v2.1 is old as the hills. click on the v12 in my signature, read the first 30-40 pages as well as the readme and workaround files in your WMC install folder. Most of the install complications have been discovered and fixed.
     
  5. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    Easy as pie. Get on with it.

    Click on Mega

    Click on Download through your browser
     

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  6. Triple D

    Triple D MDL Novice

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    Help. I tried installing last year and had problems. So I waited until the TV season was over to try again installing WMC.
    Was running Windows 7 and WMC worked great. Installed Windows 10 yesterday and also the DISM from here. Now WMC will not open. Checked local services and both WMC receiver (ehRecvr) and scheduler (ehSched) were not started. Tried starting and they will not start. error <Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 15100 > - Did some research and set both services to "local system account" with "allow service to interact with desktop" checked.
    This does not help. So need someone to tell me what to do. Have read Workarounds.txt and nothing in there. Have searched this forum and nothing obvious to me.

    Oh, and I have gone thru an uninstall and reinstall and that did not help.
     
  7. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    #4767 crash2009, Jun 1, 2016
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    And which version are you trying to run.....What is the file name of your WMC.7zip? What is your winver?
     
  8. Triple D

    Triple D MDL Novice

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    Hi Crash2009,
    WMC_6.3.9600.16384_x64_v12.7z and winver 10.0.10586 build 10856.
     
  9. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    Something doesn't look right. Type winver into Cortana....what does it say?
     
  10. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    #4770 crash2009, Jun 1, 2016
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    Forget that last post.
     
  11. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    When I searched the numbers that you gave me, it came up as a version of windows that I am unfamiliar with.

    Now that you added the .318, I can plainly see you have a 7-10 upgrade.

    Not sure if it will make a difference but try running WMC as administrator
     
  12. Triple D

    Triple D MDL Novice

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    ok, nevermind - Did sfc/scannow and that fixed the problem.

    The readme.txt file should be updated to make it clear this is a step to do after installing. - not just a note:
     
  13. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    Yes, and it should be mandatory to read the readme and the workaround prior to downloading the WMC software.
     
  14. Triple D

    Triple D MDL Novice

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    And yes, I have read them both many times and still did not see it. See the following and note how SFC is hidden in the note:

    Installation:

    1)
    Run _TestRights.cmd script as administrator
    if another command prompt window is opened, then close it and proceed to step 2)
    if no cmd window opened, try again one or two more times
    if still no cmd windows opened, then you need to reboot the system and test again.

    2)
    Run the outer Installer.cmd script as administrator to install the pack

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    Note:
    You may get some integrity errors which you can ignore (due the patched files, emulated dism package)
    this includes:
    sfc /SCANNOW
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth"
     
  15. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Technical preview? o_O 10586 is the plain 1511/th2.

    And BTW WMC worked practically In any build from 10240 to the actual 14352
     
  16. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    The file workaround is called workaround for a reason. You need to take some actions described in it IF you encounter some problems.

    Usually, on problem free W10 launching the installer is all you have to do.
     
  17. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    #4778 crash2009, Jun 2, 2016
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  18. wlmasonii

    wlmasonii MDL Novice

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    #4780 wlmasonii, Jun 2, 2016
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    Hi. I have a new windows 10 machine. I've been trying to install version 12 but cannot get either the testrights or the installer to run. I downloaded the folder and unzipped it using 7zip. I copied the file directly my c drive to simplify the path. I have tried opening both files using administrator privileges. I also ran sfc scannow. I'm sure I'm missing a simple step, but I cannot find the solution in the forum. Could some suggest a fix or point me in the right direction?