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

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

  1. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Nothing, the latest pack is installable on Windows 8.1
     
  2. Klownicle

    Klownicle MDL Member

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    What codecs did you have installed. I'd like to try and replicate it. Essentially right now I have a barebones virtual machine snapshot that has no codecs installed and just reports missing decoder when I try to play. Its not until I install the Windows DVD Player does it work.
     
  3. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Ok, nice. I'm still downloading it. ;)
     
  4. yukiki99

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    "%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories" folder is hidden.
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    so?
    Hidden for what?
    %AppData% is usually the hidden
    that not used by the wmc pack
     
  6. yukiki99

    yukiki99 MDL Novice

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    Accessories folder is invisible from Start menu.
     
  7. tskr

    tskr MDL Novice

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    #1287 tskr, Sep 14, 2015
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    I think I have the same problem on x86. I'm not 100% sure if I'm on 2.0, as all the speakers do play, but i feel like it's just my music card automatically remixing 2.0 to 5.1.

    But more importantly, I can't switch audio tracks when watching Live TV. I was able to do that in WMC on 8.1.

    Anywho, kudos to all the good people who took the time to make it work.

    The good old WMC with a remote is still a superior experience for watching live TV as well as playing mkv files.
     
  8. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    You mean the wmc installer hide it?
    no issue here and folder is not hidden
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Confirmed, no problem with the accessory folder here.
     
  10. DavidinCT

    DavidinCT MDL Senior Member

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    I had NOTHING installed when I ran the SFC....

    Try that SFC /SCANNOW and reboot, then try a premium/DRM'ed channel. If you get a play ready update message, try to take it but, it will fail, if that is the case, close WMC and try again. Let me know if this works for you.

    If NOT...

    Download and install the Windows 10 DVD player, run SFC again, reboot and check again...

    Let us know how your results are...
     
  11. Klownicle

    Klownicle MDL Member

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    I've been running SFC, but it seems stuck at 44%. I checked the CBS log, and its repeating a lot of; Primitive installers committed for repair. Been doing that for 40minutes id say. I'll see where I goes and report back.
     
  12. DavidinCT

    DavidinCT MDL Senior Member

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    Did you run the command prompt as an admin ? If you didn't it could do stuff like that..
     
  13. yukiki99

    yukiki99 MDL Novice

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    #1293 yukiki99, Sep 14, 2015
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    "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories" folder is hidden.
    These files are not visible.
     
  14. wahoospa

    wahoospa MDL Novice

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    My WMC V3 is working good enough for me on 2 machines so I'll leave good enough alone. No more experimenting for me.
     
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  15. JOSHSKORN

    JOSHSKORN MDL Junior Member

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    What all am I gaining if I upgrade from V2 to V6? I had the issue of the recording starting on time, but I applied the NETWORK SERVICE fix, I haven't had a chance to really test that out.

    If I do upgrade to V6 from V2, what would be the easiest way to do so? I'm guessing run the V2 Uninstall.cmd, then repeat the same steps I did for V2, but for the V6 download, right? But in between, deleting the ehome directory. Would the uninstall get rid of all of the old registry settings or how would that work? Should I run CCleaner in between?
     
  16. tricolis

    tricolis MDL Novice

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    has anyone got the guide to work yet in windows 10
     
  17. abbodi1406

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    #1297 abbodi1406, Sep 14, 2015
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    Not sure what caused that for you

    anyway, run this command to restore attributes:
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    attrib -h -a -i +r "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories"
    
     
  18. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I just ran the uninstall command. Sometimes that didn't work for me. It would open and close real fast so I ran the TestRights command, and pasted the path to the uninstall in the bin folder in that TestRights window. Then it would work great. Sometimes I had to delete the ehome directory, and sometimes I didn't. But, it must be gone before you install another version. I did not run ccleaner inbetween. I suppose I could have, but I didn't.
     
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  19. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    v6 sets the appropiate access permission, so you don't need to add NETWORK SERVICE to administrators
    and the installer is more effective

    but generally, If it ain't broken, don't fix it :D

    the uninstaller remove what it installs (most MCE functionals)
    but not all MCE related settings will be removed from registry (the generated upon usage)
    even the real or official programs will have leftovers once uninstalled

    but generally (again), running unintaller.cmd (v6 one).. reboot.. install again.. is quiet enough
     
  20. wahoospa

    wahoospa MDL Novice

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    tricolis asked: has anyone got the guide to work yet in windows 10

    Lots and lots of people have.
     
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