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

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

  1. phcahill

    phcahill MDL Novice

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    Thanks max1. A hero! I saw the KB article's comment regarding EUDC but how did you make the leap?
     
  2. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    Could a new installer be made excluding the 4 registry entries in the install.reg file
    OR added to the workarounds.txt file.
    New users need to be aware to make the changes before rebooting and getting the BSOD
     
  3. aquadextrous

    aquadextrous MDL Novice

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    Hi Gareth, I didn't think i was doing anything special to get 8.8.1 installer to work after upgrading to 1809 - I do the usual stuff of using the test rights, then the installerblue file both under administrator mode. Both programmes run fine - was then able to run the settings restore and after sorting the 2 dll files and making a copy of the ehome directory into program files i am able to run WMC from the normal windows\ehome folder and everything works.

    I wonder if it worked because I upgraded from 1803 to 1809 and then ran the WMC uninstall and reinstalled without rebooting in between? I just didn't get any errors when installing.

    Don't know if it will help but the version of the installer i use the latest dates on any of the included files in the directory i install from is 12th August 2016.
     
  4. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    #9124 Aly, Apr 8, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
    How to make a .reg file to delete those keys?

    Is it?

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink\SystemLink]
    -MS PGothic MC
    -Segoe Media Center
    -Segoe Media Center Light
    -Segoe Media Center Semibold
     
  5. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    Add the below contens to notepad and save as Fix.reg and import the Fix.reg

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink\SystemLink]
    "MS PGothic MC"=-
    "Segoe Media Center"=-
    "Segoe Media Center Light"=-
    "Segoe Media Center Semibold"=-
    
     
  6. max1

    max1 MDL Novice

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    Copy the following into a text file, rename it with .reg extension and double click on it:
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\FontLink\SystemLink]
    "MS PGothic MC"=-
    "Segoe Media Center"=-
    "Segoe Media Center Light"=-
    "Segoe Media Center Semibold"=-
     
  7. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    Thank guys!
     
  8. max1

    max1 MDL Novice

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    #9128 max1, Apr 8, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
    This fix that I have posted, only works if these reg entries exists in your current system (1809 and MCE 8.8.2 installed). Before tomorrow updates, take backup!
     
  9. DavidMD13

    DavidMD13 MDL Novice

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    Awesome this fixed my system blue screening after restart also!!!!
     
  10. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    How many have you had while windows is running? ( ͡^ ͜ʖ ͡^ )
     
  11. uwedie

    uwedie MDL Novice

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    Thank you Max. I am assuming that taking the following out of install.reg in 8.8.1 (what I use) or 8.8.2 (which I have never used) will fix it so that WMC can be installed without the offending fonts.

     
  12. max1

    max1 MDL Novice

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    Thats correct! Removing those lines will do it!
    In my tests I use version 8.8.2. That is the latest.

    Ps. Entry "MS PGothic MC" dont cause blue screen. But better remove that also:
     
  13. DavidMD13

    DavidMD13 MDL Novice

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    It only BS when rebooting, removing the fonts from directory solved it.
     
  14. DavidMD13

    DavidMD13 MDL Novice

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    SETUP LIVE TV HANGING on "Downloading TV Setup Data" (Solved)
    I couldn't get thru the initial WMC "Live TV Setup", it would hang on "Downloading TV Setup Data"
    Solved it by:
    Close WMC
    Right click "START Menu", "Search", type "windows media player" and opening it
    Click "Organize", "Privacy" tab, uncheck "Display media information from the internet", close Windows Media Player.
    restart WMC and redo "Live TV Setup", successfully makes it thru,
    Guide all working, didn't have to mess with hosts file.
     
  15. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    @MSMG
    Will you be adding it to your current thread "MSMG ToolKit v9.2" or making a new one
     
  16. boyonthebus

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    With MSMG's version I had to change shortcut to run as administrator for WMC to launch.
     
  17. LRo

    LRo MDL Novice

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    With MSMG's version I have a German System, but WMC is english.
    How do I uninstall?
     
  18. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    #9140 MSMG, Apr 11, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2019
    Just shared the online installer for user testing, the offline pack is not yet ready for the ToolKit, I have finished the files section, still some commands need to be converted either as registry or made to be installed at first boot.

    For the time being I will be posting the new installers in this thread and later will see if it needs a new thread or not.

    Will be uploading a newer version today and also a GUI Installer is in progress.