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Windows 7: How do I locate my windows media center, or reinstall it if need be?

14 Feb 2013   #1
henricosoldier

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do I locate my windows media center, or reinstall it if need be?

i cannot find my windows media center but my windows media player is still working...ive looked everywhere and i have already tried toggling it on and off via the control panel with no luck, i just cant seem to locate it can someone please help? also if it has been accidentally uninstalled is it possible to download it free of charge?


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14 Feb 2013   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi henricosoldier, welcome to 7F!

Go to the Start Orb >All Programs >with the scroll bar all the way up >It should be listed about 2/3 of the way down.

If it is not there; go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features >in the left panel menu click on Turn Windows Features On or Off.

Allow the list time to populate, then look for Media Features, click on the + sign, if Windows Media Center is not checked, click on the box to check it.
You can click on the box next to Media Features if you want to turn all three of the features on.

Here's mine:
-wmc.jpg

Reboot your machine, check again in Start Orb >All Programs > with the scroll bar all the way up >It should be listed about 2/3 of the way down.


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16 Feb 2013   #3
henricosoldier

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
still cant find it

its not listed in my programs and when i try turning it on through the control pannel it never reappears???
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16 Feb 2013   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

If you did reboot your machine check to make sure The WMC and RPC Services are set to at least manual, and Automatic or Automatic (Delayed Start) and running. How to: Services - Start or Disable

You can force a service to start by right clicking on it and selecting properties then go to Option One, step #6.

Here are how mine are set.
Windows Media Center Services (WMC):
-wmcs.jpg

Remote Procedures Call (RPC):
-wmcs1.jpg

You can if you want to, set all five to automatic, make sure you reboot after adjusting settings.


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