[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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    no mystery then.
     
  2. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    nooo :)
    original ssd now wiped and will be repurposed
    I uninstalled all that i could and I kept a backup of that registry if anyone wants to look at it, its 359MB though lol
     
  3. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    @Bigal, I've sent you a PM
     
  4. patrikp

    patrikp MDL Novice

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    #9964 patrikp, May 24, 2020
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  5. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    the reg file zips down to 25mb, before handing it over what personal info is in there and how to easily remove it
     
  6. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    #9966 Bigal, May 26, 2020
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    i have pinned a shortcut to WMC on the taskbar, on my old SSD "same windows version and 8.8.4 WMC version" when i right clicked on the icon there would be a shortcut to the guide.
    It is not there on my new SSD, how do i get this back?
    I have tried with the shortcut pointing to;

    target
    C:\Windows\ehome
    %windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe
    i use @j.c.f. 's laucher with;
    C:\launcher\launcher.exe -8,-32,1936,1119 C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell.exe
    C:\launcher\launcher.exe -8,-32,1936,1119 %windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe
    and yes it did work with that

    start in
    C:\Windows\ehome
    %windir%\ehome

    thanks
    Alan
     
  7. Draculabus

    Draculabus MDL Novice

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    I finally have the black screen issue fixed on my build. Posting in case anyone else is fighting with this. I am not sure which one of these steps (or combination thereof) resolved it, but I’ve been black screen free for a week now, so I’m calling it fixed. In my case, I was getting multiple back screen with cursor hangs daily requiring a hard reset.

    Disable App Readiness service
    Disable fast startup
    Disable Startup Apps in Task Manager

    Regarding the startup apps, I disabled everything in the list that was not related to MCE or ISO playback.

    So at this point I have a finally have a fully functional Win10 build with Ceton cable card encrypted channels working. I’ve not tried extenders yet, so I guess I’ll try that next.

    Thanks to everyone who worked on getting this project going.
     
  8. Bigmedion

    Bigmedion MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    Thanks a lot !

    just installed Windows 10 2004 yesterday and reinstalled WMC 8.4, and everything work fine with your patch
     
  9. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    #9970 technodevotee, May 30, 2020
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  10. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    been ready and waiting to upgrade and test before doing a clean install.
    I will upgrade, try and report back :):)
     
  11. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    #9972 Bigal, May 30, 2020
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    upgraded windows to 2004
    WMC wouldnt open despite
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome STILL THERE 9 items
    C:\Windows\ehome STILL THERE 125 items
    tried a restore from backuprestore
    WMC didnt work, worth a shot, wonder if using yr WMC_Multi_Tool might have made it work
    uninstalled 8.8.4 and reinstalled it
    tried a restore from backuprestore
    WMC didnt work
    ran your fix_MSSQLLite.cmd
    WMC worked
    deleted settings.reg & settingsbackup dir
    ran BackupRestoreSettings.cmd
    uninstalled 8.8.4
    reinstalled 8.8.4
    restore from new backuprestore
    WMC worked
     
  12. Bigmedion

    Bigmedion MDL Novice

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    #9973 Bigmedion, May 31, 2020
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    Hi,

    Yes The Media Center works but not very well, I use it with Emby Server, all the movie and film part work fine with The Emby MCE plugin, but the configuration of The Media Library don't work, If you click on settings/multimedia library, for any choice, (music, pictures, videos, recorded TV, movies) I receive the following message:


    Mumtimedia Library

    A needed component of Windows Media Center don't start correctly

    restart Windows Media Center

    A restart don't change anything

    somes info:

    my version of MCE is 8.8.4

    and uninstall/reinstall don't chanfe anything

    things I have made;

    just what is described in this post, https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...ible-alternatives.61061/page-484#post-1548260 nothing else


    PS: sorry if some mistake I'm 77 years old and english is not my native language
     
  13. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    @Bigmedion, I don't recognise the symptoms you describe as something I've encountered myself.

    Could it be something to do with the emby plug-in as I don't use that. Have you tried WMC without it instaled?
     
  14. Bigmedion

    Bigmedion MDL Novice

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    Removing Emby don't change anything :(
     
  15. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    @Bigmedion
    I listed everything i did, i will add further information :)
    in windows 1909, i did a clean install of 8.8.4
    i setup WMC, media libraries, tv setup, guide, everything worked
    i then did a backup.
    after upgrading to windows 2004
    i ended up doing a clean install of 8.8.4
    restored my backup
    ran fix_MSSQLLite.cmd
    made a new backup
    everything worked without the reg entries
    hope that clarifies things
    I know i dont use Emby but WMC should work fine
     
  16. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    #9977 technodevotee, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:00
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    Due to the increasing number of people experiencing issues with WMC because MSSQLLite has been removed in later builds of Windows 10, I have updated my 'One Shot' standalone WMC tool called Roll_Back_DLLs so that, in addition to the previous functions, it reinstates the missing DLLs and registry entries for MSSQLLite.

    It can be downloaded from my website, which is shown in my signature.

    WMC Multi Tool is still available for those who prefer to use the 'scalpel rather than a broadsword' approach to getting WMC to work.
     
  17. Grisu_1968

    Grisu_1968 MDL Novice

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  19. dudeluv

    dudeluv MDL Senior Member

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    This is Awesome technodevotee, I have WMC installed on 19635. Thankyou so much for all your hard work.