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  1.    05 Oct 2014 #21
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    Anyone else get the Windows Logo on their System page after installing WMC?

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  2.    05 Oct 2014 #22
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    Yes, read post 18 in this thread where I also talk about that too.

    I reinstalled the OS to get rid of WMC since the OS installs so fast on an SSD anyway, perhaps when the RTM comes out and this is squared away I may put WMC back, but for now I really don't need it for what I do.
    Thanks to the OP for posting though, it was fun to play with it.
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  3.    05 Oct 2014 #23
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    I did this myself, and used my original WMC key I got from Microsoft when they were giving away WMC & Win8 for $39.99 (Jan '13.) I had a spare 8.1 box lying around that I used for a Win10-TP *upgrade* install from 8.1. The first time the upgrade worked perfectly but it either removed or disabled the 8.1 WMC installation, and other than that worked perfectly except for labeling everything Windows 8.1, which I didn't like. My first attempt at doing an upgrade install right over the top of Win10TP w/8.1WMC failed--it took me all the way through the process and on the final boot hit me with an error stating that "for unknown reasons" the Win10TP upgrade had failed and the system was reverting to what I was trying to escape--the Win10TP w/8.1 WMC...

    Solved it by going into Programs & Features/Turn Windows Features On or Off/ and clearing the check-box for WMC under the "Media" check box. After WMC was uninstalled, I repeated the Win10TP upgrade install *again* and this time it worked perfectly and the original Win10TP upgrade was restored.

    Most likely, there'd have been no harm in leaving WMC installed, but I did notice that along with changing the Win10TP labeling to "Windows 8.1 with Media Center," the color of my log-in/out screens also reverted to what it had been under the original 8.1 installation--so I felt like there may have been other things less obvious that would have changed in the TP from its default state--so that's why I got rid of WMC in the TP.

    Funny thing is...I really *didn't want* WMC....! I was just curious about it and so, nerd that I am, I did what I've related above. I've been using VLC for a long time and I find it superior to WMC. Anyway, that's my experience with this experiment, for what it is worth...

    In case this isn't really clear, here's what I did:

    1) Installed the Win10TP over the top of an existing "8.1 with WMC" install--worked perfectly, and disabled WMC

    2) Installed WMC into my upgraded Win10TP installation, which changed the labeling to "8.1 with WMC," etc., using my original Microsoft WMC key

    3) Attempted a *second* upgrade right over the first, in hopes of getting rid of WMC and restoring the Win10TP to its original state--the upgrade attempt failed

    4)Uninstalled WMC from the hybrid "Win10TP/8.1 with WMC" installation I had created, as related above

    5) Attempted a *third* upgrade of Win10TP which succeeded, leaving me at step 1) above again...

    No more such experiments...!
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  4.    06 Oct 2014 #24
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    If you upgrade to ProWMC, you won't get any new builds offered.because Insider Program doesn't support SKU's ProWMC
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  5.    06 Oct 2014 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aditya Rizky View Post
    If you upgrade to ProWMC, you won't get any new builds offered.because Insider Program doesn't support SKU's ProWMC
    That's not good!
    That's probably why I'm getting no updates!
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  6.    06 Oct 2014 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aditya Rizky View Post
    If you upgrade to ProWMC, you won't get any new builds offered.because Insider Program doesn't support SKU's ProWMC
    Is there anyway to remove WMC and go back to the W10 Evaluation Build without having to re-install the OS?
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  7.    06 Oct 2014 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    Is there anyway to remove WMC and go back to the W10 Evaluation Build without having to re-install the OS?
    Not sure, but I've got a whack of trouble here! Still tryin to sort it out! I'm probably going to have to do a clean install!

    If you installed WMC on W10TP, it creates a folder in C:/Windows/System32 called 'ehome'. Maybe you can right click on the .exe and choose uninstall! *fingers crossed*
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  8.    06 Oct 2014 #28
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    Thanks Edwin. It's worth a shot. Going through Add/Remove programs didn't do anything.
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  9.    06 Oct 2014 #29
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    If that doesn't work, do you have an image to restore to?
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  10.    06 Oct 2014 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    If that doesn't work, do you have an image to restore to?
    I have images, but they were all made after I got configuring W10, so WMC is part of them all. Hindsight being 20/20 I should have created an image right after the upgrade was done, but at that point I didn't think of it.
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