How to install Windows Media Center into Windows 10

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  1. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #11

    What? I didn't look at your links, but I downloaded the custom Windows Media Center installation from a site (not remember where I found it) and the Windows 8 version does work. It runs an installation script in an elevated Command Prompt and copies the necessary files and registers the relevant components. If you Google a little you may find it. It works as expected (haven't tried a WMC remote, as I don't have one), only thing missing is DVD support.
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  2. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #12

    Yes, I downloaded the patch from Microsoft but when attempting to install it you get a message that it is not supported in this version of Windows. If you had upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC it should install though.
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  3. Tweakfiend's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64 bit Pro, & Windows 3.11
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       #13

    How to install Windows Media Center into W


    Here is how to install Media Center on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    To access create a shortcut file on Windows 10 desktop using: %SystemRoot%\ehome\ehshell.exe , as entry.

    Works in Threshold 2 installed an hour ago, also with DVD support

    I also use ATI Remote Wonder 2004 which works on above
    Last edited by Tweakfiend; 05 Nov 2015 at 16:41.
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  4. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #14

    That's what I downloaded, but this is the Windows 10 version and didn't work for me. A little Google search later and I found the Windows 8 version. This worked on my Windows 10 Pro 64-bit installation.
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  5. Tweakfiend's Avatar
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    Windows 10 64 bit Pro, & Windows 3.11
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       #15

    How to install Windows Media Center into W


    First time did not work.

    Wait after reboot and chose second file as administrator and wait for files to load in cmd window.
    Perhaps close security / antivirus window temporarily
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