WMC not opening!!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by zahad9, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. zahad9

    zahad9 MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    I Have win8 Pro version running and I recently updated to Wmc Pro using the microsoft provided upgrade function, The update was successful and I am running wmc + win8pro , which is activated to 180 days and has a 1000 rearms left.But the problem is after restarting the Pc after the upgrade Wmc will not open!....
    I even tried running it as an administrator but it will not open! it doesn't give me any sort of error messages or something it just doesn't open!..
    Please help me! Do i have any-other option other than installing the whole windows 8 again ?
     
  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    check the windows features. disable an re-enable might work.
     
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  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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  4. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    Also,if you've upgraded from 7 to 8, your problem might be bad codecs - if that is the case - just remove all codec packs and then download a windows 8-specific version of 'em.. I've opted for shark007's packs
     
  5. zahad9

    zahad9 MDL Novice

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    I used the code from microsoft, I have also done the upgrade but the thing after it restarted WMC doesn't open.If you link me to KNARZ thread It would be reallly great

    I enabled it in windows feature but still no success.

    Thankyou!
     
  6. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    1st off, the upgrade was not SUCCESSFUL, because the WMC Key would change your 180 days to Retail (Permanent Activation.)
    so I'd reboot again... other wise reboot, open Win key + X - command prompt as admin slmgr -dlv if it does not say Retail Channel then the upgrade was not good.
    go back again to add windows feature.... I already have a key... enter the key.... let the DL start and if your original DL was-is corrupt it will repair... then after installation and reboot..
    DO NOT OPEN WMC - REBOOT AGAIN.
    then check to see if you are RETAIL channel...if not then YOU HAVE A BORKED INSTALL OF WINDOWS AND WMC.

    ps: ERRORS are located in eventviewer ....
     
  7. craftbrewer

    craftbrewer MDL Senior Member

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    BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The upgrade was not successful, so you have to do it again