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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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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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