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

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

  1. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Your Ceton Cable Card will almost certainly not work in any version of Windows 10 after 1511 and you would need to use stopupdates10 to keep it working so you will gain virtually nothing over Windows 7.

    You might be better off leaving the Windows 7 box alone and just building a new PC to use for everything else.
     
  2. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    I wonder if the upgrade installed default tuner drivers without BDA support and when you removed and reinstalled them, you reinstated it.
     
  3. ChrisJohn

    ChrisJohn MDL Novice

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    I did check that Device manager reported that the same driver was active before and after the removal and adding back the hardware. I have no idea why it worked and only tried this somewhat sceptically when everything else had failed. I can only report what happened to me. I cannot offer any explanation.
     
  4. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    another one of those mysteries!
     
  5. yigit can

    yigit can MDL Novice

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    These Is Gold Man.
     
  6. crusin

    crusin MDL Novice

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    I temporarily loaded the upcoming feature update on my computer (2004-19041-113) and loaded WMC with 8.8.4 with no love. WMC will not launch at all. Not Good..
     
  7. Kévin Chalet

    Kévin Chalet MDL Novice

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    #9847 Kévin Chalet, Mar 11, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2020
  8. crusin

    crusin MDL Novice

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  9. Aly

    Aly MDL Member

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    Works here on v2004 .113
     
  10. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    you can download a tool to restore MSSQLLite from my website
     
  11. crusin

    crusin MDL Novice

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    Thank you both Kevin Chalet and Technodevotee for your help. I was able to get WMC up and running on the new 2004 feature update. :)
     
  12. GREBERT

    GREBERT MDL Novice

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    hello I HAVE MY WMC 8.8.4 THAT TELLS ME SINCE A DAY ELSE THAT IT CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE TV GUIDE WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE A CORRECTION TO HAVE THE TV GUIDE
     
  13. patrikp

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    Hi @Kévin Chalet,

    I have finally been able to debug your version 8.8.4 together with DVBLink. The last time I posted about this was last August in post 9570. https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...ible-alternatives.61061/page-479#post-1542747

    It turned out to be a missing MUI file for MSVidCtl.dll.

    I used the API Monitor tool and the Visual Studio 2019 debugger to break into the code inside MSVidCtl.dll at the point in time when I tried to view live TV using the DVBLink virtual tuner. After some stepping around inside MSVidCtl, I realized that a call returned HRESULT 0x80073B01 (Win32 error code ERROR_MUI_FILE_NOT_LOADED). After this it was not hard to figure out that when making a particular COM component registration-free using a manifest file, it is sometimes not sufficient to copy only the COM component DLL. This time it was also necessary to copy the <language-code>\MSVidCtl.dll.mui file. I am on a Swedish system, so I had to copy the file C:\Windows\System32\sv-SE\MSVidCtl.dll.mui to C:\Windows\ehome\sv-SE. After having copied this file, everything started to work again.
     
  14. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Great work!
     
  15. Kévin Chalet

    Kévin Chalet MDL Novice

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    Very interesting, thanks! It's not 100% clear to me why this only happens when using DVBLink (and not with WMC itself), but at least, we now have a good way to fix it.
     
  16. bsam6463

    bsam6463 MDL Novice

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    Hi Kevin
    Guide Listings are out of date on the Windows Media Center. It prompts me to download updated listing but when I download it says data not available. Has Microsoft stopped updating the guide listing?
    Any suggestions as to how I could update? I live in San Francisco.Thanks for all your efforts
     
  17. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Your best bet is to install EPG123. It is a free program but it requires a small subscription fee to the data provider if you want to continue using it.
     
  18. travhavlicek

    travhavlicek MDL Novice

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    After the newest Windows 10 update I was getting the "All tuners in use" message with v8.8.1. Up until it stopped working I was still getting guide updates without using a 3rd party guide. I was able to eventually get it working with a little trial an error.

    1) I first tried uninstalling v8 and then installed v13. I was able to fix the "All tuners in use" message by running replace_dlls.cmd included with V13. Unfortunately I was no longer getting guide updates.
    2) I then uninstalled v13, installed v8.8.1 and ran the replace_dlls.cmd included with v13. This fixed the "All tuners in use" message I was getting previously and the guide updated successfully!