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Windows 7: Accidently Deleted eHome Registry Key for Windows Media Center


24 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7.0
 
 
Accidently Deleted eHome Registry Key for Windows Media Center

Hi,
I had some corrupted files on Windows Media Center and Windows Media player. I turned off these services and then ran CC Cleaner which deleted the eHome registry (required for WMC). When I rebooted and turned these services back on, WMP works great but I lost WMC. I tried a restoration point but cannot get WMC back. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Any suggestions? Thanks
Steve

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24 Sep 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Steven try Recuva ate it might get it back for you there re other recovery programs but I have found this one quite good in the past.

Recuva - Download from piriform mate
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24 Sep 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Steve,

If you have a restore point available that's dated before this was done, then you could do a system restore using the restore point to restore it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Sep 2013   #4

windows 7.0
 
 

Thanks for your feedback. I tried Recuva and I could not find the deleted file/registry. I also tried a recovery point from a few days ago and this also did not work. Any other solutions? Thanks
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25 Sep 2013   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

When you ran CCleaner did you backup the registry when it ask?
If so used the backup for the registry.
Just for your information we never recommend to clean the registry.

Jerry
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25 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You should be able to properly uninstall and then reinstall WMC from 'Turn Windows features on and off'. Just type 'features' into the search pane above the Start button and it will show up on top in Control Panel category.

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

If it is messed up as you say, first untick the box for WMC in Media features and then click OK and let it finish the job, including a reboot if necessary. Then repeat the procedure, just this time with ticking the box.
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25 Sep 2013   #7

windows 7.0
 
 

Thanks Jerry, I did not back up the registry before deletion.

I also tried the solution in Windows Features - Turn On or Off a yesterday with no luck.

I did find this post and will give it a try on the weekend as it's a long process. Thank you all for your assistance!

Windows 7 Media Center crashes on startup - Microsoft Community
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26 Sep 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevenshaps View Post
Thanks Jerry, I did not back up the registry before deletion.
I'm sure you have learned a lesson now (backup backup backup)

Jerry
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