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Windows 7: Get Media Ctr back to W7 after upgrade to W10 erases it?

22 Mar 2016   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Get Media Ctr back to W7 after upgrade to W10 erases it?

I am about to download the free upgrade ( to a separate partition) and want to keep both OS.

I stopped the download because it said it would erase Media Ctr and I want to know if I can reinstall it to W7 after the W10 upgrade.

Thanks,

Paul


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22 Mar 2016   #2
derekimo

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It only removes it if it replaces windows 7, that is the upgrade terms.

If you are trying to keep windows 7 and still have the upgrade, that is not part of the deal and against the EULA.

If you just want to keep it separate so you can roll back to 7 easier, you don't have to worry about the media center, it's not going to go find a separate install of 7 just to remove it.
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22 Mar 2016   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

So if I want both 7 and 10, I will have to pay for 10?
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22 Mar 2016   #4
derekimo

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Yeah, it's only free if you upgrade an existing 7 or 8/8.1 install.
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22 Mar 2016   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks.

Doesn't seem fair, but I guess Bill needs the money.
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23 Mar 2016   #6
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

It's quite easy to install Media Centre on Windows 10. See screenshot of one of my machines -

Get Media Ctr back to W7 after upgrade to W10 erases it?-w10_wmc.jpg

details here


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20 Jun 2016   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Are you referring to 1st post (ricktendo64)?

If so, do I copy and paste the code ( from
abbodi1406)

in Command Prompt?
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20 Jun 2016   #8
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

The 1st post in that v long thread at MDL gets updated with the latest files.
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21 Jun 2016   #9
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Thanks for reply.
I downloaded the files and extracted with Winzip, but every time I try to run it it brings me back to home page of Winzip.

I guess I'm clicking the wrong file?

Thanks for any help.

Paul


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21 Jun 2016   #10
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

IIRC I had to unpack the files with 7z. I was under the impression that Winzip, Winrar and 7z all unpacked all files in the same fashion - but 7zip seemed to work correctly with this particular archive.
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