Windows 10: How to add Media Center to Tech Preview Solved

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

  1. Posts : 8,287
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Oct 2014 #31

    Bummer!

    I just got back online 15 minutes ago from a complete system wipe and fresh install of WTP, (on the SSD I might add!)
    I'm trying to take my time and not make any stupid moves in haste! All good so far.
    I've researched and documented a whack of stuff in the past couple hours but I've got to get my head around it all first and compile it into something presentable!
    Anyway, definitely don't install WMC!

    Before clean install with WMC:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000067.png 
Views:	41 
Size:	34.0 KB 
ID:	6269

    After clean install:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000029.png 
Views:	43 
Size:	29.0 KB 
ID:	6270
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    06 Oct 2014 #32

    I'm afraid a clean install is my only choice as well Edwin.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 8,287
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Oct 2014 #33

    LittleJay said: View Post
    I'm afraid a clean install is my only choice as well Edwin.


    If it's any consolation, it only takes about 20 minutes!

    Document everything and good luck!
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    06 Oct 2014 #34

    Edwin said: View Post


    If it's any consolation, it only takes about 20 minutes!

    Document everything and good luck!
    Thanks, I'm sure I'll need it!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 7,882
    Windows 10
       06 Oct 2014 #35

    Edwin said: View Post
    Bummer!

    I just got back online 15 minutes ago from a complete system wipe and fresh install of WTP, (on the SSD I might add!)
    I'm trying to take my time and not make any stupid moves in haste! All good so far.
    I've researched and documented a whack of stuff in the past couple hours but I've got to get my head around it all first and compile it into something presentable!
    Anyway, definitely don't install WMC!

    Before clean install with WMC:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000067.png 
Views:	41 
Size:	34.0 KB 
ID:	6269

    After clean install:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000029.png 
Views:	43 
Size:	29.0 KB 
ID:	6270
    Thanks for the post now I have to wipe mine too not to bad I installed on a bare metal laptop.
    Will allow me to install without M$ account.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 8,287
    Windows 10 Professional
       06 Oct 2014 #36

    You're welcome.

    Three observations:
    - DO NOT install WMC
    - not wise to try a watermark removal software
    - and, someone posted about all 'Installed Updates' being wiped out after recovering from an Image File, (but I failed to document that one!)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000068.png 
Views:	16 
Size:	53.5 KB 
ID:	6276

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture3.PNG 
Views:	22 
Size:	57.1 KB 
ID:	6277
    Last edited by Edwin; 06 Oct 2014 at 19:41.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    06 Oct 2014 #37

    Edwin said: View Post
    Bummer!

    I just got back online 15 minutes ago from a complete system wipe and fresh install of WTP, (on the SSD I might add!)
    I'm trying to take my time and not make any stupid moves in haste! All good so far.
    I've researched and documented a whack of stuff in the past couple hours but I've got to get my head around it all first and compile it into something presentable!
    Anyway, definitely don't install WMC!

    Before clean install with WMC:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000067.png 
Views:	41 
Size:	34.0 KB 
ID:	6269

    After clean install:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000029.png 
Views:	43 
Size:	29.0 KB 
ID:	6270
    I noticed that error too on mine, I don't mind doing another clean install, it's all part of the testing game.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    07 Oct 2014 #38

    LittleJay said: View Post
    Is there anyway to remove WMC and go back to the W10 Evaluation Build without having to re-install the OS?
    As per my above post, yes:

    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.
    That will uninstall WMC from Win10TP. Then, simply do an upgrade reinstall right over the top of your current Win10 installation and when it concludes you will be right back to the Win10TP default.

    I don't understand the objection to a reinstall--it only takes a few minutes, after all.

    (Sometimes forums can be a gold mine of information--sometimes, but not if you don't read the posts...)
    Last edited by waltc; 07 Oct 2014 at 11:21.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    07 Oct 2014 #39

    Hi waltc. Yes I read your post, but since I upgraded to W10 through Windows Update I don't have an ISO file to redo the upgrade. The reason I went that way was that I have a limited amount of data usage per month through my wireless ISP and I was trying to stay under that, so it didn't cost me extra money.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 487
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       07 Oct 2014 #40

    I tried the Windows Media thing and then did a complete clean install to rid of it.
    I really didn't want a Windows 8 water mark.
    I must say the WMP did work properly. I decided to wait until Microsoft update W-10 so we could install WMP the proper way.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

Related Threads
Solved Any word on Media Center? in General Support
I heard rumor that Media Center was not going to be made available for Windows 10, but there apparently is not official word. Has anyone heard anything? If it doesn't have Media Center, then it will be no use to us at all.
R.I.P., Windows Media Center in Windows 10 News
Read more:- R.I.P., Windows Media Center | ZDNet
During my recent upgrade of Windows 10 from one build to another, the above two programs landed on my desktop. I am, as can be seen, in the UK, and I very much regret that I do not understand and cannot read Korean, so how can I get rid of them? I...
Windows Media Center in Software and Apps
I've just tested and I was able to add Media Center to Windows 10 with my Windows 8 media center key :party: Although my desktop watermark now shows as Windows 8.1 with media center.
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37.
Find Us