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Windows 7: No Internet TV or Netflix in Media Center

17 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
No Internet TV or Netflix in Media Center

Ok, I have a relatively new computer (6 months old Alienware) with Windows 7 Ultimate. I never knew there could be an option for Internet TV or Netflix in Media Center until my wife got a new computer two days ago (Windows 7 Home Premium) and I saw that she had a button for both Internet TV and Netflix. I've updated everything I can but still no option for the internet TV. Neither my wife's computer or mine has a tv tuner, but I'm told that doesn't matter. Any thoughts on what I need to do to get these options in my Media Center? Appreciate any help on this. Thanks in advance.

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17 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Go to "SEttings" > "General", then select "Automatic Download Options". Check the box to "Automatically download Windows Media Center Data between the following times", then click "Download Now" at the bottom.
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17 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Bingo! Thanks much.
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05 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

same issue for me.
I've even downloaded updates.
still one computer has the option and not the second one.
HELP.!
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05 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

CCleaner killed it for me - had to quit using it, but the fix was to go into add/remove programs and then add/remove Windows components - find Media Center & UNINSTALL it - reboot and go back to add/remove components and REINSTALL WMC - worked for me every time ccleaner messed up NetFlix and TV add-ins
- You will also have to redo your desired settings

Deleted Windows media center..
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05 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

uninstalled and re-installed.
still no internet tv option.
I realized that I have it on my laptop..
then I realized that both of my wireless units have the option.
my main unit is hard-wired and it's the one without the internet tv option...
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05 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

got it...
after the install and re-install I manually ran the mcupdate as admin.
waited then open media center.
internet tv option and install.!
WTF.
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12 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

hmm i have done the updates, still no windows media internet tv or netflix option.

reinstalled as above still nothing.

any other suggestions? do i just need to reboot?
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12 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

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12 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have setup both those items Spidey ... thanks for the links.

they worked the first time ,but back at the main menu how do i access them again?

i am rebooting that machien now to see if that makes a difference.

cheers,
Lamp.
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