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Windows 7: Will MCE still record if it's not running?

04 Aug 2009   #1
dannieboiz

Windows 7
 
 
Will MCE still record if it's not running?

If my computer is on but MCE is not running, will my schedule record shows record or does MCE must be running?


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04 Aug 2009   #2
settingsun

Win7 b7600 X64/OSX86 iDeneb 1.0.5.7
 
 

lol.. yes it will still record
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06 Aug 2009   #3
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just as setting sun said, once you have the schedule set, mce will come on and record your tv show. That is why there is a mce schedule service that runs in the background.
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06 Aug 2009   #4
dannieboiz

Windows 7
 
 

great, thanks for clarifying guys!
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07 Aug 2009   #5
HKeleher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Providing you aren't one to tweak your services to save on system performance the MCE service runs by default and records when the application frontend is not up.

However, if your computer goes to sleep then it will not record so if you are a power saver there is a caveat.
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08 Aug 2009   #6
johngalt

 

Or, if I am not mistaken, your HDs go to sleep (even if the computer is not technically asleep)...
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13 Aug 2009   #7
HKeleher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I guess that may depend on whether Windows or the bios controls the HD sleeping. I have my hard drives sleep after 30 minutes using the Windows power options but the OS will spin them up when it's time to record. It should be able to do so if the bios puts the drive to sleep but since I don't use the bios to sleep components I can't say for sure.
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