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  1. Posts : 6,596
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       02 May 2015 #1

    R.I.P., Windows Media Center


    Windows Media Center is dead.In a private meeting this week at the Build developers' conference in San Francisco, a Microsoft executive confirmed to me that there will be no update to the company's Media Center software for Windows 10.
    The decision is a disappointment to the small but incredibly vocal army of Media Center enthusiasts, who had held out hope that a Windows 10 Media Center add-on, similar to the one offered for Windows 8, might appear at the last minute.
    That's not happening. Any PC that is upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 will lose the Media Center functionality, and there's no way to get it back.
    Read more:- R.I.P., Windows Media Center | ZDNet
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  2. Posts : 6,596
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 May 2015 #1

    Not what I wanted to see
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  3. Posts : 2,655
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       02 May 2015 #2

    The Xbox Music app is not my cup of tea, but I'm trying to get used to it...
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  4. Posts : 744
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       02 May 2015 #3

    I've always thought WMC was terrible anyway so I won't miss it.
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  5. Posts : 6,596
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       02 May 2015 #4

    WMC is just about the best TV app I've ever used, it looks like I'll need to start looking at the alternatives again.
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  6. Posts : 8,874
    Windows 10 Home x64 Windows 10 Prox64
       02 May 2015 #5

    Or just keep a system running 8.1 or 7
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  7. Posts : 1,628
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       02 May 2015 #6

    The only time I use Media Center these days is to stream stuff to my TV. While I can understand that this is not good news for some I can't see me begin affected by it.
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  8. Posts : 11,771
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       02 May 2015 #7

    John, give EMBY a try
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  •    02 May 2015 #8

    z3r010 said: View Post
    WMC is just about the best TV app I've ever used, it looks like I'll need to start looking at the alternatives again.
    Hmm drag you into the future, we will!
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  • Posts : 374
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       02 May 2015 #9

    Yes, a huge disappointment.
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