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

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

  1. psyfany20

    psyfany20 MDL Novice

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    Hello
    I am looking for a premium version of WMC for windows 7 familly.
    If you could help me. I would be really grateful.
    Kind regards
     
  2. psyfany20

    psyfany20 MDL Novice

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    Hello,
    I am looking for a premium version of WMC for windows 7 familly.
    If you could help me. I would be really grateful.
    Kind regards.
     
  3. Paul Lunardi

    Paul Lunardi MDL Novice

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    Hi all,
    I'm hoping for some assistance please.
    I have a PC running Windows 10 home edition. There was a windows update recently and windows media centre stopped working.
    I have attempted the following without success.
    * Opened up Cmd is a command prompt as an administrator, ran the uninstall command. The Windows media center was still there
    * attempted to run the blue and green installer - was saying that windows media centre is still there.
    * Attempted to download 8.8.5 and install it, it stated that the windows media centre was already installed.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
  4. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Which version of installer did you use last time you installed?
    Can you check to see if \windows\ehome actually exists?
     
  5. Paul Lunardi

    Paul Lunardi MDL Novice

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    The C:\Windows\ehome folder does exist.

    Hi I believe that I installed the 8.8.4 version last time.

    When I run the uninstaller I get the following from the 8.8.4 uninstaller -

    Deleting schedule tasks...

    Uninstalling assemblies...

    Deleting services...

    Removing registry settings...

    Deleting files...


    Done.
    A reboot is recommended before trying to install the pack again.

    Press any key to exit.
     
  6. Paul Lunardi

    Paul Lunardi MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    It seems as though I've managed to resolve it.
    I have Comodo antivirus installed which proceeded to run the installer and uninstaller in a sandbox. I've since managed to uninstall version 8.8.4 and install 8.8.5. I'm running a TV scan as we speak for mums TV card. It seems to be detecting TV channels.
    Thank you.
     
  7. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Well, that antivirus certainly is protecting you.
     
  8. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    Has anyone tested Windows 10 version 21H1
    doesnt look to be a major update...
     
  9. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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  10. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    I just installed the upgrade to 21H2 from 20H2 on a PC using the version through insider channel and it looks like it will kill WMC to me - certainly doesn't look like a trivial upgrade.
     
  11. ChrisJohn

    ChrisJohn MDL Novice

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    "I just installed the upgrade to 21H2 from 20H2"
    Do you really mean 21H2? I know that 21H1 is out for final testing but haven't seem any mentions yet of 21H2. 21H1 has been billed as minor. I hope we don't lose WMC
     
  12. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Oh my poor brain.

    It is 21337.1010 experience pack 321.5601.0.3 I am on now.

    WMC 8.8.5 is working but I had to install it as it wasn't installed before I upgraded.

    It didn't seem like a minor upgrade as it took three hours to install. Because of that, I am reluctant to roll back and try doing it again to see if it blats WMC.
     
  13. ChrisJohn

    ChrisJohn MDL Novice

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    Thanks. You really are working well into the future. I think that 2021H1 will be build number 19043 when it is released to the world in the coming weeks.
     
  14. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    yeah, seems like I skipped the one @Bigal used because he said his was

    OS build 19043.867
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0
     
  15. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    yeah the 21h2 is a major update build, could you try a clean install?
     
  16. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    #10336 technodevotee, Mar 24, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2021
    Just did an upgrade on a system with a working installation of WMC 8.8.5 on 20H2 to 21H1. After that, MSSQLite, the WMC services and most of the WMC registry entries were missing so WMC obviously wouldn't work.

    I removed and reinstalled WMC and it worked but when I restored my backup of the WMC settings, the database got rebuilt.

    exactly the same as happened when I've gone from 1909 or 2004 to 20H1 or 20H2.
     
  17. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    any ideas on what the problem might be, is there any point in figuring it out now, or wait closer to release date in case things change?
     
  18. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Clean install of 21H1 works fine with 8.8.5 - no fiddling required.
     
  19. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    I was wondering if the problem I had with going from 20H2 to 21H1 was because I upgraded a UK English system using a US English ISO created from UUPs.

    Unfortunately, having exactly the same thing with going from 1909-20H1 and again going from 20H1 to 20H2 via Windows Update, I'm beginning to think otherwise.

    At the very least, it means you lose the recording history and it is a real PITA on my PC with DVB-S2 tuners because it means starting virtually from scratch every time.
     
  20. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    I know that, coz thats what i tested.
    i meant clean install of 21h2