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Windows 7: I have deleted Media Center & want it back

09 Jun 2010   #1
hutchyl

Win 7
 
 
I have deleted Media Center & want it back

Dont ask me why but I deleted Media Center a while back but now of course I want it & cant find a way. (I dont have ehome\ahshell.exe file anymore) Can I somehow reinstall with my Win 7 disc? It seems to want to reinstall the whole OS & I dont want to lose anything.


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09 Jun 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hutchyl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

How exactly did you delete Media Center? This may help determine if there may be an easier way to get it back than below.

For now, you should be able to do a repair install to get it back if you have a retail Windows 7 installation disc.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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11 Jun 2010   #3
jeff0181

Windows 7
 
 

Hello,
I am having a similar problem. I did not delete WMC. I had it pinned to my taskbar and when I unpinned it from my taskbar I can no longer find it in my search or start menu. It is still on my computer because it is still an option when I right click on a video. I can go about finding the actual icon? Search turns up nothing.
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11 Jun 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeff0181 View Post
Hello,
I am having a similar problem. I did not delete WMC. I had it pinned to my taskbar and when I unpinned it from my taskbar I can no longer find it in my search or start menu. It is still on my computer because it is still an option when I right click on a video. I can go about finding the actual icon? Search turns up nothing.
How about typing media center in start menu search, right click, pin to taskbar.
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11 Jun 2010   #5
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If all else fails you can always download the Media Pack for Windows 7 here

Download details: Media Feature Pack
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12 Jun 2010   #6
jeff0181

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeff0181 View Post
Hello,
I am having a similar problem. I did not delete WMC. I had it pinned to my taskbar and when I unpinned it from my taskbar I can no longer find it in my search or start menu. It is still on my computer because it is still an option when I right click on a video. I can go about finding the actual icon? Search turns up nothing.
How about typing media center in start menu search, right click, pin to taskbar.
When I did that it would only return searches for Windows Media Player. I found it when I right clicked a .avi file and was able to open it through windows media center and then found it through its properties menu.
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12 Jun 2010   #7
romar

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Here goes your solution. Using the tutorial below, first finish turning it off, then on the Windows Media Center option when you expand Media Features.

Windows Features - Turn On or Off
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