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Windows 7: MCUpdate.exe


11 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 
MCUpdate.exe

I found this in my event viewer under media center, would prefer not to have this running and giving me some sports schedule. I guess it does this everyday, not good.

Is there a safe way to get rid of this?



Code:
 
Log Name: Media Center
Source: MCUpdate
Date: 7/11/2011 7:32:39 AM
Event ID: 0
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: GZ-PC
Description:
7:32:15 AM - The Directory package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The ClientUpdate package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The NetTV package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The MCESpotlight package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The MCEClientUX package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The SportsV2 package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The Broadband package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The MCEClientMaintenance package is already up to date.
7:32:16 AM - Testing internet connection.
7:32:30 AM - Connection established.
7:32:32 AM - Retrieving SportsSchedule.
7:32:32 AM - Processing SportsSchedule.
7:32:33 AM - Retrieving SportsSchedule.enc.
7:32:35 AM - Extracting SportsSchedule.mxf.
7:32:35 AM - Processing SportsSchedule.mxf.
7:32:37 AM - Processing of SportsSchedule is complete.
7:32:39 AM - Update successful.
7:32:39 AM - Next update at 7/11/2011 6:50:00 PM.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="Error">
<System>
<Provider Name="MCUpdate" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">0</EventID>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-07-11T12:32:39.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>155</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Media Center</Channel>
<Computer>GZ-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>7:32:15 AM - The Directory package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The ClientUpdate package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The NetTV package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The MCESpotlight package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The MCEClientUX package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The SportsV2 package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The Broadband package is already up to date.
7:32:15 AM - The MCEClientMaintenance package is already up to date.
7:32:16 AM - Testing internet connection.
7:32:30 AM - Connection established.
7:32:32 AM - Retrieving SportsSchedule.
7:32:32 AM - Processing SportsSchedule.
7:32:33 AM - Retrieving SportsSchedule.enc.
7:32:35 AM - Extracting SportsSchedule.mxf.
7:32:35 AM - Processing SportsSchedule.mxf.
7:32:37 AM - Processing of SportsSchedule is complete.
7:32:39 AM - Update successful.
7:32:39 AM - Next update at 7/11/2011 6:50:00 PM.
</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>



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11 Jul 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello George,

mcupdate is only a task in Task Scheduler for Media Center that runs automatically periodically to update Windows Media Center. It's nothing to worry about. Without it, your schedule will not be updated.

If it's waking up your computer to run, then the tutorial below can stop it.

Windows Media Center Updates - Enable or Disable Waking Computer

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (OEM) SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn, I guess all these programs trying to update themselves got me a little skiddish.
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11 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I don't blame you. It's best to be safe and ask.
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