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Windows 7: Windows Media Center for Win7 cannot be started

29 Nov 2013   #1
pcpat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Media Center for Win7 cannot be started

Windows Media Center appears to be installed on my PC because Window Media Center is checked in the Control Panel>Programs>Program and Features>Window Features. However, I cannot find Windows Media Center under Start>All Programs.

I have also tried to start from C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell but didn't work.

How can I start Windows Media Center?


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01 Dec 2013   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcpat View Post
Windows Media Center appears to be installed on my PC because Window Media Center is checked in the Control Panel>Programs>Program and Features>Window Features. However, I cannot find Windows Media Center under Start>All Programs.
Definitely should not be the case. The Green Button icon is certainly supposed to be present if WMC is installed.


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I have also tried to start from C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell but didn't work.
This method of starting WMC works for me. What happens when you try it? Any messages?

Anything in the Event Viewer to indicate a problem somewhere?

What is your monitor and your graphics card, and how is the monitor connected to the card video card? There might be an HDCP/DRM issue. Might need DVI or HDMI.
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