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

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

  1. Gareth North

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  2. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I'm using the iScsi disks since WHS 2011 and it works pretty reliably, but I'm not using an external nas, I'm using a server running inside Hyper-V and using the HDDs in passtrough mode.

    Why? Mainly because this way I can use WHS and the deduplication, whic is completely absent there (or server 2012 R2 with the w10 deduplication flavour)

    But there are other alternatives, one is "ftpuse", the other is drive bender (which is mainly a drivepool competitor, but additionally can mount a SMB share as a local disc), and that list is not exhaustive.
     
  3. Tree 5

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    Any luck with version 8.5 and the Xbox 360 extender?
     
  4. rhahgleuhargh

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    Very interesting. I made a backup of this file for the next anniversary update in case of...
     
  5. DavidinCT

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    #5366 DavidinCT, Jul 8, 2016
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    I have not fully tested it on Windows 10 yet, My build it setup and finish up the touches before runnign TV setup (my HTPC has a lot of aspects to it). On your WIndows 7 patch, I could get recorded TV playing but, live TV never worked.

    A Phone or any device that supports RDP SHOULD work. I am not only interested in JUST playing Live TV and Recorded TV. I am also interested in Movies and other streaming things that I could only do on the HTPC but, not on a Xbox 360. For example High bit rate videos, most MKVs etc, Videos in a browser fulll screen, etc.

    As on a 360, higher bit rate MKV files can be a studder fest and going over RDP with a good Gigabit connection should provide PERFECT performance with all content.

    Would love it could be in FULL screen with out setting a res on it, that would be a big deal with high end performance.

    That IS what I am after with it, more than using on a phone away from home (but, would be a perk)

    No, but, I have not had the time, I hope to spend some time on it this weekend...
     
  6. AnthH

    AnthH MDL Novice

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    Be great to see 360's working. I did install 8.5 and 360 extender didn't work for me. Keep up the good work guys. :)
     
  7. crash2009

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    #5368 crash2009, Jul 8, 2016
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    It appears that my Fresh Win7 was not so fresh. The Win10 upgrade appeared to go well, but I had all kinds of problems with it. Win10 Reset hung in the configuration stage....Got hung on "Who owns this PC, You or the School?" Hit the Reset button, unplugged the Ethernet cable, and it loaded Win10 normally.

    Thinking back, maybe I could have just deleted the user account, to get back to normal. Whatever, looks like its fine now. v8.5 "Blue" is installed and running, and I am back to square 1.

    WMC "First Run" started normally at the "Setup Custom" screen.
     
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    #5369 crash2009, Jul 9, 2016
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    #5370 T-S, Jul 9, 2016
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  10. T-S

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    If it doesn't start with the initial wizard is because you have settings data in /programdata/microsoft/ehome

    Use the recoverytask and/or delete them manually.
     
  11. crash2009

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    Holy S***

    That only took you a minute.

    Looks like it completed the install.

    Thanks.
     

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    #5373 crash2009, Jul 9, 2016
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    I will have to reconfigure the firewall again. I shut it off for now.

    The extender/pc configuration almost completed.

    Event Viewer says:

    Media Center Extender Setup failed to create the scheduled task to update the permissions on media files.

    Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
     

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    #5374 crash2009, Jul 9, 2016
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    Looks like UPnP started working. Prior to tonight, only the Win7 (M4A78Pro) box showed up.

    The Ceton My Media Center App shows Mcx2-Win10 (pic 022)

    The television connected to Ceton Echo Mcx2-Win10 shows the splash screen. (pic 021)

    Likely "Play" doesn't work due to the permissions in the previous post.
     

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  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    What WMC version is that?

    Anyway try to use procmon.exe to try understand what's the missing file the log is talking about.
     
  15. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    This is on v12

    I'll try procmon tomorrow morning. Long day. Great progress in the final minutes of the day.

    Thanks from all of us.
     
  16. Pitanga

    Pitanga MDL Novice

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    Hi, this is great that WMC runs under Win 10.
    However I have the problem whenever I move my mouse WMC hangs.
    If I run it with Admin privileges, it is working OK.
    Is there any trick to overcome this? I want to run it also for a none Admin user.
    I am on V12.7.
     
  17. T-S

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    Probably you didn't unblock the 7zip file before installing it, as clearly stated in the instructions.

    Uninstall it, reboot, unblock the zip before unpacking it, and install it again.
     
  18. kaos420

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    my mind hurts. is there any way to get xbox 360 working with this currently ...besides the april 1st joke post. or does anyone know a in between program to accomplish this?i miss my media center extender...
     
  19. T-S

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    What's wrong in reading that post and following the instructions? :g::g: