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Windows 7: How to reset Media Center


19 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to reset Media Center

Hi,

How do I reset Windows Media Center please to default settings?

I understand you should be able to go Tasks, Settings, General - Re-run Windows Media Center Setup. However I only have the following options available under GENERAL;-

STARTUP & WINDOWS BEHAVIOUR
VISUAL & SOUND EFFECTS
AUTOMATIC DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
OPTIMIZATIONS
ABOUT WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER
PRIVACY

Could someone help please.

Thank you.


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19 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM (My daddy installed it for me)
 
 

hi sgarlinge, welcome to the forums.

You might want to try turning Media Center off then on again.

In Control Panel click Programs then 'Turn Windows features on or off' you should be able to De-Select 'Media Center'. After a restart, re-select 'Media Center' in the same way and see if that's reset it to default.

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AS


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19 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hi thanks for that.

Its all still there I am afriad.
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19 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

mcupdate.exe -MediaCenterRecoveryTask

run from the windows\ehome directory
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19 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Atomic Shark View Post
hi sgarlinge, welcome to the forums.

You might want to try turning Media Center off then on again.

In Control Panel click Programs then 'Turn Windows features on or off' you should be able to De-Select 'Media Center'. After a restart, re-select 'Media Center' in the same way and see if that's reset it to default.

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Hope this helps


AS
Damn...for you being born a couple of days ago you are already proficient in an OS that isn't even released yet...a prodigy is in the works!
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02 Aug 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

old post i know but to reset windows media centre open it up and go down to settings > General > windows media centre setup > and then run setup again it will then prompt you about it being reset back to default
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07 Mar 2013   #7

64
 
 

No it doesnt, not on mine anyway.
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30 Mar 2013   #8
mfa

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
No options to redo settings in WMC

I'm running as an administrator, Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium with all updates. I've installed new drivers for the tuner card, and want to rescan channels. When I select Windows Media Center from the Start menu, the only options available are "Frequent/Play Live TV" and "Tasks/TV Program Guide". All I can do go to Play Live TV and view the old channels. I've tried the two suggestions above; neither had any effect, mcupdate appeared to do absolutely nothing. How do I get all the normal options back into the startup menus?
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