[DISCUSSION] Patch WMC to run on Windows 10 final & possible alternatives

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ricktendo64, May 8, 2015.

  1. annapurna

    annapurna MDL Novice

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    Use the v.8.8.1 (T-S version).

    Then just keep it, you are in Scotland, so no reason to go back to v12.

    In case you really need the old v12 for whatever reason, just install and uninstall the v8, then install the v12 again.
     
  2. Alan641

    Alan641 MDL Novice

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    #8023 Alan641, Apr 7, 2017
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    Following the installation of the Windows 10 64-bit Creator Update I appear to have reinstalled WMC v12 (64-bit) with the installation not throwing up any error messages (I had to run the uninstall cmd, reboot and then run through the full install). However, when trying to open WMC nothing happens: no error message, no momentary splash screen, absolutely nothing. Any advice gratefully received.
     
  3. Autarkis

    Autarkis MDL Novice

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    Unfortunately, I have the same experience :( Will deploy option WMC?
     
  4. rhahgleuhargh

    rhahgleuhargh MDL Junior Member

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    Hello,
    Did you uninstall WMC before upgrading to Creator's update ? If not this is why it doesn't work. Use version 8.8.1 uninstaller, reboot, reset your settings and check again.
     
  5. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Expert

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    I do not uninstall WMC prior to update. After update I run _TestRights.cmd as admin. I paste in path to \bin\uninstall.bat. I then reinstall the normal way. I do not even reboot. It should work. It does for me.
     
  6. Alan641

    Alan641 MDL Novice

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    #8027 Alan641, Apr 7, 2017
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    I did not uninstall WMC before the Creators update just as I didn't uninstall any other software - why would I? However, I have now resolved the issue. Installer v12 would not work no matter what I tried. v8 has worked and I have now finished setting up WMC and all seems fine once again.
     
  7. annapurna

    annapurna MDL Novice

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    Bacause V12 uses some DISM tricks that no other part of the OS uses, not to mention normal SW other than OS components.

    I guess you know that WMC isn't supposed to be in W10

    Aside that in place upgrades have halways been tricky for WMC, since the XP days. Sometimes config data are imported correctly sometimes they arent.

    The WMC recovery task is there for a reason, the small script to reset your settings does the same job with one click.

    If WMC instal correctly but doesn't start, all you have to do is to reset your data. One click.

    V8 is more "dumbproof", it doen't keep the config data when uninstalling, and doesn't use DISM tricks at all
     
  8. amoutie

    amoutie MDL Novice

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    I share my experience with all those who have problems with 1703 Win 10 and WMC. I had WMC 8.8.1 on AU 1607, all working perfectly. Then I upgraded to CU 1703, without uninstalling WMC, and WMC didn't work anymore. I simply uninstalled it via uninstaller.bat from 8.8.1, then test_right and installed again, now it works again without problems.
     
  9. bb193

    bb193 MDL Novice

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    I was using MCE 10.0.10134.0 (UK, DVB-T OTA Freeview) which had been working fine. Upgraded to Creators edition of Win 10 and MCE won't run, and I get a couple of errors in the event log about ehsell.exe faulting. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling and no luck :(

    It sounds like people are recommending v8.8.1, and using the uninstall/reinstall process from that. Is that right? Any chance someone could point me in the right direction about where I can go to download 8.8.1?
     
  10. darkradeon

    darkradeon MDL Novice

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    I did the same. no issues at all.
     
  11. amoutie

    amoutie MDL Novice

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    Top of the thread, first post, you'll find everything you need. There are a couple of txt files inside the 8.8.1 zip, read them first in order to know what to do in case, then ask here if you got problems.
     
  12. bb193

    bb193 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the replies. Incidentally, I found that my source of MCE was not the V10, but was actually 8.7 (to my shame, my records got a bit confused as I scrambled to make it work again after Anniversary update a year ago). I used the uninstall in 8.7 and reinstalled, and it seems to work perfectly now. I'll tidy up my records, and I'll also seek out 8.8.1. It looks like MCE has survived another major update! :biggrin:
     
  13. BlinZk

    BlinZk MDL Novice

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    #8034 BlinZk, Apr 9, 2017
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    Hi guys,

    Can someone tell me what's the latest WMC version available, and where can i get it?
    I was on page 1 of this topic, but am not sure it's the latest.

    Thx!:mushy:
     
  14. amoutie

    amoutie MDL Novice

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    Last version is 8.8.1
     
  15. mat71

    mat71 MDL Novice

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    #8036 mat71, Apr 9, 2017
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    Hi, can anyone get the Night light feature from the Creators edition update working when mc is in fullscreen mode? I'm using the 8.8.1 version installed after the creators update and the night light works fine when mc is in a window, but stops working when in fullscreen modeo_O Is there a simple fix for this? Thanks:mushy:
     
  16. annapurna

    annapurna MDL Novice

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    Use Actual Multiple Monitors as suggested by TS many times.
     
  17. thedriver

    thedriver MDL Novice

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    I tried installing the v12 and even though it seemingly installed successfully, I couldn't find Media Centre anywhere. I ran the uninstaller for v12, then installed v8.8.1 and it works like a charm.
    My post count is too low to be able to post links, but if you go to the OP on the first page of this thread, then click on the the link next to Alternative Branch: Original .7z Installer, the download link is at the end of the post.
     
  18. aremdee

    aremdee MDL Novice

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    As my first post I do need to say a big thank you to all involved in porting WMC to Win10 and for those assisting people like myself in doing what Microsoft decided they wouldn't do. A little history. I have had WMC running as sweetly as up until the first Windows10 updates hit this year. And like others, after the update I have not been able to get WMC working. In frustration I resorted to installing MediaPortal2 which gave me the WMC feel (after formatting and reinstalling Windows 10 but failing with WMC), however it doesn't give me the same functionality that WMC did in the past. I'm not after a cable connection either, WMC lets me watch and record free to air easily as well as watch the odd movie too. I'm sure Media Portal 2 will get there but it doesn't feel like it's quite ready for prime time yet.

    I've been reading how some have had success with version 8 rather than version 12, but I can't install 8 as my system is 32bit rather 64 (unless I've missed something). Are there alternatives I could try or some troubleshooting tips to help me get WMC back up and running. Have uninstalled version 12, rebooted and tried to reinstall with a DISM error message of 0x800f0922. Don't know where to go from here so any help is certainly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  19. crash2009

    crash2009 MDL Expert

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    #8040 crash2009, Apr 10, 2017
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    Have a look at page 1 release history spoiler that will tell you which versions are available in 32-bit.

    Not sure if I'm reading this right. If you need to determine if you are 32 or 64 research the model of your CPU.

    No suggestions for 32 bit I tossed all mine years ago.

    With 64-bit when we had problems with V12 we used the uninstaller from V8 then reinstalled v12.