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Windows 7: Media Center Buttons not working

27 Apr 2009   #1
TheUnseen

 
 
Media Center Buttons not working

I have installed Windows 7 RC1 , Build 7100 (64bit Ultimate). This is a fresh install, not an upgrade.

Problem is, many of the media center remote buttons do not work such as:
pause
play
skip/forward
next/previous chapter
stop

This is the official Microsoft remote and receiver, not some imitation.

I've had the same problem in about 6 different builds that I've installed over the last few months (all fresh installs, 64bit).

Anyone else have this problem? It also has nothing to do with the DVD movies I've tried, I've tried several different ones anyway so its not the DVD problem.


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27 Apr 2009   #2
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have installed a couple of versions of Windows 7 32-bit on two HTPCs that use MC with different 3rd party MC remotes. They both have worked flawlessly.

Bye.
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27 Apr 2009   #3
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Try reprogramming the remote. I don't know how, so you'll have to use some Google-Fu to find the answer.
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28 Apr 2009   #4
TheUnseen

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
I have installed a couple of versions of Windows 7 32-bit on two HTPCs that use MC with different 3rd party MC remotes. They both have worked flawlessly.

Bye.
That doesn't solve my problem at all. I did say though I was using 64bit, not 32bit.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
Try reprogramming the remote. I don't know how, so you'll have to use some Google-Fu to find the answer.
You cannot re-program the MS MCE remote. There is no software for that.
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28 Apr 2009   #5
colonel

Windows 7 Build 7057
 
 

Well, I can add that I have used x64 builds through 7077 on my htpc with both an official HP 2003 MCE remote, an third party vista remote as well as a Pronto universal remote. All have worked fine. I have not gotten to 7100 yet on the htpc but I don't expect any problems.

It does seem odd that the buttons you list are all of the "player" group. I almost wonder if its a hardware issue. Does the receiver show the feedback LED when you send a command? Do you have another PC anywhere that you could test remote functionality on? You might also make sure your receiver is working properly in device manager and check to make sure the drivers are updated.

Also, google for EnableDeBounce. Its a reg entry that enables the "rolling code" that MCE uses by default for remote commands. You can disable this function and see if that helps at all.
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29 Apr 2009   #6
TheUnseen

 
 

I do get teh feedback LED when I click the non-working buttons, but still they don't work even though the red light responds each time I press the buttons.

I tried the EnableDeBounce method, rebooted. Same problem.


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29 Apr 2009   #7
TheUnseen

 
 

Anyone?
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13 May 2009   #8
TheUnseen

 
 

Can anyone help me on this please?
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13 May 2009   #9
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I suggest you buy a new MC certified remote with IR receiver at a place with a liberal return policy and try it. If it works, problem solved.

Bye.
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13 May 2009   #10
TheUnseen

 
 

Thanks, but that won't fix it. Others (in other forums) confirmed the same issue as well. So its not my receiver.

I did forget to mention that it did work on two different builds prior to this RC one. I worked on the build after 7000 and it actually worked on 7048(?) if I remember correctly.
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