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Windows 7: Where IS Media Centre


11 May 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Where IS Media Centre

I recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 using an official paid for disc. Initially there was a reference to Windows Media Centre on the left of the Start Button box. Somehow I have managed to lose it and have no access to media Centre.
Anyone know where I can find it on my system..OR will I have to re-install Windows 7./..Hope not??? ordinary searches come up with nothing

Will Woodford
Blackburn
UK

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11 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hopefully your searches come up empty because you search for the wrong string

In a default installation the Media center should be here:
Code:
 %windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe
copy/paste that into a new shortcut and you'll see

Name:  Capture.JPG
Views: 64
Size:  46.6 KB

-DG


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11 May 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

The search I have done is only by entering Windows Media Centre into the search box just above the start button. It finds nothing. I have checked in the ("c**P") Windows 7 version of explorer but again NO TRACE.

I cannot get the Windows Media Centre box shown on your reply to paste anything. Just creating a new shortcut on the desktop and pasting gets an error message sayin string NOT FOUND??????!?!?!?
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11 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Have you turned off the media center in "Turn window features on/off"? In Control panel (small icons view), click on Programs and Features, then in the left pane, click "Turn windows features....". Make sure, media center is not disabled.
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11 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

First of all, assuming this is a very recent upgrade to Windows 7 and you probably havent touched anything with regards to Windows Media Center, my question is: what version of Windows 7 are you using???

If you are using Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic Edition, those versions of Windows 7 have NO Windows Media Center included.


You got to have Windows 7 Home Premium or the higher versions of Windows 7 to have Media Center included.
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11 May 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
Installation Date: 04 May 2011, 15:23
Serial Number: [removed]
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
Notify level 1 - Rare Notify
Firewall Enabled
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Install at Set Scheduled time
Schedule Frequency Every day
Schedule Time 3 am
Windows Defender
Windows Defender Disabled
Antivirus
Antivirus Enabled
Company Name Avira GmbH
Display Name AntiVir Desktop
Product Version 10.0.1.58
TimeZone
TimeZone GMT
TimeZone GMT 0 Hours
Language English
Country United Kingdom
Currency
Date Format dd/MM/yyyy
Time Format HH:mm:ss
Power Profile
Active power scheme Home/Office Desk
Hibernation Enabled
Scheduler
Disabled ASC4_PerformanceMonitor
Disabled Windows Codec Update Service
Hotfixes
Services
Device Tree
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11 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Are you nuts? Dont post the product key.
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11 May 2011   #8

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Nuts..I am.!!!!

Just meant to copy and paste the top line and got distracted doing the pasting so didnt check before sending.
Thanks for zapping it so quickly!!
WW
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11 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xrjxman View Post
Nuts..I am.!!!!

Just meant to copy and paste the top line and got distracted doing the pasting so didnt check before sending.
Thanks for zapping it so quickly!!
WW
Have you tried the solution provided by Bill2 on the above post yet? That would be to turn Windows features on for Windows Media Center?
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11 May 2011   #10

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Tea time over here in the Uk. Wife's had a new hip so I am chief cook and bottle washer. Been away from PC.

Just done the above and found that Media Centre was NOT ticked. It is NOW and the system is still working.

Watch this space and thanks to ALL in anticipation of a result.

WW
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