Windows 7 - Media Center - TV Pinnacle USB Mini Pro (80th) adapter does not show clear Option of Signal TV QAM.
I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and a USB Pinnacle USB TV adapter (80th). Which works fine with the software provided by Pinnacle, (TV Center Pro) using Clear QAM. However, I want to use the adapter USB TV with Windows 7 Media Center. When I go in the options of signal TV of WMC, it shows Clear QAM as an option. Can someone tell me please how to display the QAM option? And why is it hidden initially?
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I finally got that it works, and that a single push.
First of all, I uninstalled all drivers for my TV card in Device Manager. I had to do this several times, as he kept drivers already installed conclusion, but finally there lack of pilots.
-J' pressed F8 during boot and selected "disable driver signing" at startup.
-Once Windows 7 has been started, I installed the drivers Beta 64-bit listed above.
(I didn't understand how automatic default to F8 and 'Disable driver signing', always looking at this information, my plan is not to restart very often at the moment.)
-Then, I scanned for TV stations, technnicaly my adapter showed as two adapters, said the Media Center window to search for the two adapters and found all my ClearQAM channels.
I have installation check, I'll see how it works, but so far, Windows Media Center looks really sweet.
I hope this helps others, I know that I spent many hours to find it.
I have a new HP with Windows 7. I'm scanning in legal size docs. with my printer/scan/fax. The application of fax scan in windows 7 does not show an option to paper size for legal-size paper. I could do this on my old XP computer. Microsoft forgot add parameters of legal size in this application?
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You do not give the model of your printer/scanner/fax machine so I can't direct you to the website of the manufacturer of specifc. However, I would
you go to the website of the manufacturer of your printer and download the latest drivers for Windows 7. Sometimes, if you use a driver that is not intended for your operating system, then your device can operate and install, but some features may not work.
If they do not have an updated driver, then try the compatibility mode for Windows XP and see if your printer will work correctly.
The information below will show you how you can make older programs run on Windows 7 here.
If please reply back and let us know if this helps solve your problem or if you still need help.
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I need the updated drivers for Conexant 23880 Video Capture (Blackbird NTSC double entry) and Conexant 2388 x MPEG Encoder. Media Center won't work... It does not find my tuner.
It worked fine on previous versions of Windows including Vista Ultimate. I'm now running Windows 7 Ultimate.
The correct URL is
This does not mean that the procedures above do not work, but I did the following:
- Download and run spring 2004 original TV Tuner Driver Collection (sp24012.exe)
- Open the Device Manager
- Uninstall the wrong drivers Conexant highlighted by the yellow triangle with exclamation point. Click on delete to remove the driver
- Disconnect from the internet
- In Device Manager, click Action > search the hardware changes (if you don't unplug Internet, a ToolTip is displayed informing you that drivers are updated from the internet. Click on the bubble, make right click in the window that opens, click on cancel the update)
- Follow the instructions to install the drivers from C:\hp\drivers\TVTuner
Windows Media Center should recognize your TV tuner.
Old laptop Gateway, still works very well. BUT crashed 2 weeks ago.
CD system re-installed, works very well for internet.
All Microsoft Office 2010 software missing, etc.
Cannot re - install the software. Will not proceed because of not XP SP 3.
XP SP 3 updates to the Microsoft site will not suite - error, etc.
How can I put then at 8, Windows 7 or Vista? I can?
How can I me to XP SP 3 at all?
Download and install SP3 (do not use Windows update): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24
Double click on download .exe to install SP3.
The upgrade to Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7
J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com
QUESTION: Did anyone know if you can set the slide show according to different sides so that the slide show will play only pictures rated 4 and 5 stars for any folder of pictures (and not show photos rated 3 and below)?
PROBLEM: It seems that you can set Media Center to view a slideshow of 4 and 5 star pictures for every single photo on a computer in a massive slide show. If it is possible to change my slide show's settings so that I can see the pictures of only 4 and 5 stars (and no pictures rated 3 and below) for any given issue, I was not able to find it.
USER SCENARIO: I shoot 1,000 photos at a wedding and I rate 30 of these 5 stars, I note one another 900 as 4 stars, 50 I rate 3 stars, and the other 20 Note: 1 star for eventual deletion. I want someone to be able to use Media Center to show only the photos of 5 stars to friends (30 photos), but when family comes and they want to see more photos, they can change the Media Center slide show's settings so that the family sees only the photos 4 stars and 5 stars (80 photos).
NOTE: It seems to me that the global settings are a limited setting or another, but never a combination of two or more. I can view and play photos in a folder given with Media Center in an appreciation of deceasing order, it does not work for associated events like a wedding time, or I can see all 4 and 5 stars for my entire computer, but not folder?
Any help on this or recommended 3rd party Slideshow program would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Chris.HelloYou may experience this problem if the data store is corrupted. So, try to rebuild the Media Center data store.
To do this, follow these steps:
1 exit any running instance of Windows Media Center.
2 delete the mediaCenterDataStore.db file. By default, this file is located in the following location:
To remove the file, follow these steps:
1. click on start and then click Run.
2. in the Open box, type run and then click OK.
3. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click on continue.
4. in the Open box, type %systemdrive%\programdata\microsoft\ehome and then click OK.
5. in the details pane, right-click right mediacenterdatastore.db and then click on remove.
6. click Yes to confirm that you want to move the Mediacenterdatastore.db file to the trash.
7 restart the computer so that the changes take effect after you perform the steps.
8. start Windows Media Center.For additional assistance on the photos to labelling, see the documents below:See pictures and videos in Windows Media Center
Mark photos so that they are easier to find
http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/tag-pictures-so-theyre-easier-to-findI hope this helps.
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Manual installation of Windows Xp Media Center Edition laptop Toshiba Qosmio F30 computer 2005
Last updated October 3, 2006
Important notes before starting:
1 - the steps used for "Toshiba Qosmio F30" and for others models Qosmio that comes with "Intel Centrino Duo" Cpu and Xp Media Center 2005 installed.
2. apply these steps if you have previous experience in the installation of Windows Xp, if you have that experience, then you can use the provided recovery CD to restore your system.
3 - Windows Xp Media Center Cd is not provided with your laptop, if you have the Cd you can purchase from many online shops and in this case you will get the product key valid Windows Xp which you'll not need (because you already have one, you will find in it a small sticker on the back of your laptop and you can activate your Windows with it).
In other words (you need for the first and the second Cd of Windows Xp Mce 2005 SP2 Oem).
4. do not try to implement these measures on the other Versions of Windows Xp, use "Windows Xp Media Center Edition 2005 Sp2 Oem" only
5. you must have the Usb floppy drive to install "Toshiba Raid Controller", it can be installed that by having the driver on a floppy disk and pressing F6 during the setup of Windows Xp, if you do not install the Raid driver then will Windows Xp does not recognize your hard drive.
6 - notice of disclaimer
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Steps to follow:
1 create drivers Cd of "Toshiba help utility", you should see the Toshiba help icon on the desktop, and then in the Toshiba help choose the "protect & difficulty" tab, you will find the Option ' create drivers & tools Cd "and insert a Cd Virgin to write to this
"If this Option did not work, then you must install the restore Cd to get this job", the drivers are installed in a folder called Toolscd in the C:"" drive. To install your recovery Cd Power on your laptop and the "F12" hold and use the arrow keys to select the icon of the CD to boot from the Cd.
2. create the Toshiba Raid since the driver Cd driver, the Toshiba Raid driver must be added during the Installation of Windows XP when they are asked to "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or Raid Driver".
To do this, insert the Cd of ' Windows' drivers, it will run automatically or Run "Browser.Exe" inside the Cd The 'Raid Driver' and click on Select 'Installation', it will show you the Raid driver files, insert A Blank Floppy and copy the files in The Floppy 'To be sure that all the files be on the root of The Floppy' or to download the Toshiba RAID driver from the Toshiba web page download driver and extract the file zip on a diskette. Yet once, all files must be at the root of the floppy disk not in a folder"
3 - Connect your Usb floppy drive and insert your Cd of Windows Xp Mce 2005 1 turn on your laptop Hold "F12" and use the arrow keys to select the icon of the CD to boot from the Cd.
When you get the Message «Press any key to boot from CD...» ", press a button, if you do not press a key, it does not start from CD-ROM, press F6 when prompt to 'press F6 if you need to install a third party Scsi or Raid Driver".
The Setup program continues until you are asked if you want to "S = specify additional device. Press' and specify the driver Toshiba Raid for Xp. press "enter" to continue with the Installation.
Do not upgrade your Installation of Xp, start new Windows Installation and Partition on your hard drive, Windows Installation will be ask you to insert Cd 2, and will copy some files and will ask continue you to insert Cd 1 once again, with the installation until Windows finish the installation of the.
4 - after Windows finishes the Installation insert the Cd drivers and select "Microsoft Updates" from the Drivers Cd click 'Installation' button, click on "Qfe" and ONLY install the following updates (don't let the updates restart your PC until you have finished installing all of the updates)
DIFFICULTY 'computers that are running Windows Xp Service Pack 2 and that are equipped with multiple processors that support processor power management features may experience decrease in performance'
DIFFICULTY 'High Hit Count Watson Crash in Wu Client '.
DIFFICULTY "Hardware (Dep) - computer activated may quit unexpectedly after recovery from sleep mode or hibernation in Windows Xp Service Pack 2"
D - Q896243 (very Important, this will make SD and MMC cards for work)
DIFFICULTY "ADD Support high-speed SD card"
Other updates are not required to install, because you will install it later when you run Microsoft updates website updated Microsoft after finishing to activate your Windows.
5 - Download and run "Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility' of the Intel Web site
(Restart your PC after Installation)
Do not install "Driver Chipset" since the drivers Cd, this is an old Version, try installing the most recent from the link above.
6 - install the "Display Driver" of the Cd of drivers (no need to reboot).
Note: To avoid annoying Messages to drivers during Installation to do the following: -.
Go to control panel, system, Hardware, player signature properties, select "ignore - install the software...". »
Go to control panel, system, hardware, Windows Update properties, select never 'search Windows Update for drivers'
7. now you must configure your Internet connection and activate your Windows so that you can run "Windows Updates" from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site
Your Internet may need one of the following drivers (depending on your Modem)
A if you your Internet through LAN then install the 'network' of the driver Cd driver.
B if you your grace wireless Internet then install the wireless network driver "" of the driver Cd.
C if your Internet via USB then install the driver provided by the manufacturer of your Modem.
D if your Internet through Dial-Up connection and then install the "audio driver" driver CD, this driver will install the audio driver and activate the Modem device and a Message appeared "find new hardware, peripheral Modem" ignores the Message and restart your PC then install "Modem Driver" of the driver Cd.
8. now, go to the Windows Update Web Site and install all required updates "try to run Windows updates several times until you install all updates, because initially, Web site will updated Windows Installer 3 files only after this restart, your computer and go to the Windows Update Site again and continue to install updates. ", select the custom updates and install all critical and optional updates to date."
9 - install "Common Modules" of the driver CD this module is an essential component on Windows XP systems, it is necessary to other original programming TOSHIBA works correctly.
10 continue to install the other drivers and Utilities CD of drivers, but do not install the drivers following: -.
Atheros Client Utility "no need".
Bluetooth Monitor "do not install, install only the"Bluetooth Stack".
Enjoy your PC powerful Qosmio Toshiba laptop.
Hi Reaver, thanks for the installation instructions wonderful. I think that you have contributed to many users here.
I have windows xp media center 11. I need to have windows 7 to be able to configure the USB tv tuner to record/watch tv programs
Windows Media Center on Windows XP, like Windows 7, can use external USB TV Tuner to watch/record TV. Make sure that external USB TV Tuner is compatible with the version of Windows Media Center that you have on your computer (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, etc.).
Access the link to learn more about recording TV in Media Center.
Besides the link above, you can also access the following link to see what all is possible in Windows XP Media Center against Windows 7.
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Hoping to get help with this, because I searched everywhere and had not found an answer. All the work around the items, reference Windows 7 and 8 not XP my Dell Dimension C521 shipped with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 pre installed. I've upgraded to SP3 of XP. A friend of mine gave me his old Xbox 360 (bought a new unit). When I try to connect to the XBox 360 I get an error message in media library "uninstall the update for media center 2005 and then re-install the update of the site Web of Windows update. Then, re-run Setup for Xbox 360'
I checked in my under settinds program control panel, but don't see any element for Media Center 2005, even with show checked all of the updates. I don't see Media player listed and 2 updates for it. I have disabled the Windows Firewall did not help. The Xbox 360 test shows that I can connect to the internet, Xbox Live (no NAT problems) and PC running Media Center. It fails on the media center connection test.
I don't want to reinstall all of the Dell backup image software supplied with the camera, I'll have to back up and start over. Any help is welcome!
HelloThanks for posting your question on the Forums of community of Microsoft.I suggest for the link and follow the steps in the article:Error message when you try to install a program for the Xbox 360 Media Center Extender in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 3: "There is a problem with the installation of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005"Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows.Also see Help links:Turn your Xbox into Windows Media Center ExtenderWindows Media Center on the Xbox 360http://support.Xbox.com/en-us/apps/Windows-Media-Center-on-Xbox-360/Windows-Media-Center-on-Xbox-360-InfoI hope this helps.
I moved my Gigabyte Media Center and start the keyboard and mouse are are suddenly stopped working. Works very well to access the BIOS key and F8 for safe mode - has also no feature mouse keybpard or. So with any form of Windows I have no input control. It is not a problem with the keyboard because it works in start mode. Tried other mouse USB and keyboards all to nothing does not. There are no PS2 port on the machine. I found a few examples of this anomaly on the web, but no real answers. It looks like windows for mouse and keyboard drivers are corrupt? But how can I get reinstall - machine is defunct Evesham, I don't have a recovery disk or a serial number. Any help would be accepted with gratitude!
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I suggest you run the fix from the link next and if it helps.
USB devices stop working in Windows XP Media Center Edition
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Original title: how to install the Update Rollup 2
I recently bought a kindle fire hd but when I connect it to my computer with the usb connection, it shows not only a connected device on my computer.amazon tried to install windows xp media center edition 2005 (kb900325) .but it would not install it came a message saying I need to install cumulative update 2 first.î tried, but does not Please help
Welcome to Microsoft Community where you can find all the answers related to Windows.
According to the description, it looks that you are not able to install Windows XP Media Center.
I have a couple of steps that should help you to solve this problem.
Follow these 4 steps to install the KB925766 correctly:
a. if the 886904 update is installed, you must uninstall the 886904 update before you install the Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Otherwise, the installation of .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 will fail.
To determine whether the 886904 update is installed, follow these steps:
i. click on start, run, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
II. Click to select the show updates check box.
III. in the list currently installed programs, locate the following item:
Fix for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (KB886904)
If you see this option, you must remove the hotfix. To remove the patch, click on the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (KB886904) Hotfix and then click on remove. Then, visit the Windows Update Web sit to download and install the Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
b. to install this update, you must have Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 installed. Windows Update detects whether these packages are installed. Windows Update automatically installs these packages for you.
(i) follow the link below to download the .net framework 1.1 manually:
(ii) follow the link below to download the .net framework 1.1 SP1 manually:
c. cumulative update 2 for the Windows XP Edition Media Center 2005 (KB900325)
Follow the link below to download and install the KB900325:
d.October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB925766)
Follow the link below to download and install the KB925766:
Now try to install this update and let us know if it solved the problem.
For additional help, refer to the article below:
I hope this helps. If you have questions more related to Windows, feel free to post here at Microsoft Community.
I have an old computer with windows xp media Center is installed. I'm looking to build upon after sitting unused for over a year so I want to do a new installation. I also think that the hard drive is running out (maybe why I stopped using it) because it makes a very loud grinding noise when used so I have a spare hard drive to swap in.
It includes a hard disk recovery partition and I have the license for it, both on the side of the case and from the registry.
How can I reinstall the operating system on the new drive?
I appreciate all help.
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(Note: Todo Install, then create a diskette "emergency" before you start creating your first image backup)
Image of the old whole drive on an external USB drive. Remove the old drive, then install the new drive. The 'Emergency' drive to restore the image to the new drive.
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Original title: Windows 7 Media Center live TV Setup
I have Windows 7 Home Premium on your desktop Gateway SX2840-01. I have a HP usb TV tuner. I'm unable to set up Media Center to receive television through the tuner. Put in place hangs at the page «Downloading TV setup data» It just stay there with no error message or another pop ups. The line of progression on the display benchmark does not advance. If I run troubleshooting, this indicates a problem and "WITHOUT difficulty". The same tuner hooked to another computer had no problem with installation and operation. This computer has Win 7 and the same drivers downloaded from the Hauppauge web site that has the entry door. Please give me some possible fixes to complete set upward on the bridge. Thank you.
I solved the problem listed in the original post on this thread by disabling Windows Media Center and by removing all the files and folders in the shadow of Microsft eHome folder, then by restarting the computer. I then enabled Windows Media Center and again rebooted the computer. Of detailed instructions for each of these steps is available in Googleing or Windows support.
HelloWindows Media Center is not able to detect my usb hybrid tv tuner in trying to set up live TV. When you try to solve any problems are detected, I downloaded the latest drivers and install and the device is listed as working properly in Device Manager.It is a kworld atsc usb hybrid tv stick ub445-uI am at a loss on what to do because there are several product reviews that say the tv tuner works very well with windows 7 with no hiccups...Any help or steps would be appreciated!UpdateEverything uninstalled and reinstalled media library but her has not helped either
KWorld hybrid TV Stick UB445-U USB 2.0 is a Windows 7 Media Center compatible tv tuner card, and there is no need to install any third-party application.
You can create a different user account with admin rights to check the issue.
My Windows 7 Media Center has worked very well for a few years, a few days ago, some television channels have lost their EPG and I then ran the channel scan who got in what relates to downloading the guide, then crashed as it seems to start to scan channels:
System.EntryPointNotFoundException was not handled
Message = entry point was not found.
Source = ehiProxy
I deleted it and reinstalled Media Center in Windows 7 features and erased, it has databases using "mcupdate - MediaCenterRecoveryTask" and deleted all the latest Windows updates (but not security patches) and I tried a different USB TV tuner but it always crashes. As I know everything, but the channel scan works very well. I don't often find chains so don't know when it went wrong, but can not think of a new software which would have affected it.
Probably the exception I have now two incompatible parts of the software on the machine, but what are they and how can I solve this problem?
Finally, I had all this work once again :)
To do this, I uninstalled all Windows updates and patches safety installed this year, uninstalled Windows Media Center from Windows features, rebooted and reinstalled Windows Media Center.
At this point, he still had the flaw. Finally still with no idea of what could be the problem, I gave up, ran the scan channels one last time which failed, then reinstalled all the Windows updates, try running Windows Media Center Channel Scan again just in case, and it worked perfectly, the guide is also fully filled again.
I guess you updates of Windows was installed incorrectly and killed the Media Center channel scan.
Thanks for trying to help.
I'm having a problem with Windows XP Media Center 2005. The problem is that when I connect the cable from the modem to the laptop, I only send packets without receiving. The IP address I get is also 169.254.207.207, which is not a valid IP address to connect to the internet, and so I guess that something is blocking the laptop to get the IP address. Another thing I noticed is that when I turned off the modem and restart it, I have connectivity maybe 5 seconds and then return to no connectivity.
You guys can tell me what is the problem, and if I have to download something but in addition to the internet so that I can get my laptop to work. That said, I can connect to wireless with no problems.
Thanks for your help and your time
Sorry for the question but what modem did you mean?
A simple analog modem or DSL (broadband) modem that supports support a LAN connection.
If you mean the second then I would check the TCP/IP settings in the properties of LAN card. The settings should be set to automatic
You should also check that you firewall settings.
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