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Windows 7: Media center suddenly starting in Live TV; can't find setting to chang

07 Jun 2016   #1
Liz27

windows 7
 
 
Media center suddenly starting in Live TV; can't find setting to chang

Just a few days ago my Media Center began starting up in Live TV mode, when it used to allow me to choose where to start. I've looked through the settings and can't find any place to change this behavior.

Don't know if it's a recent update.
I used PowerDVD to watch a few movies before this started, but that never caused changes to start-up behavior before.

Since we record and watch later most of the time, Live TV as a default is annoying.

Anyone know what I'm missing?


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07 Jun 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Right click on the WMC icon and select properties. It should only show the following:

%windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe


Some have added “/mcesuperbar://tv?live=true” to that property to allow start in Live TV mode.
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07 Jun 2016   #3
Liz27

windows 7
 
 

Wow! Thanks, pbcopter; you got it in one.
No clue how that got into the properties, but it certainly was there. Deleting it did the trick and put me back to old routine.

Many thanks!
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07 Jun 2016   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're most welcome.
It's funny, many people looked for that entry to have WMC start in live TV mode. Go figure.
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