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W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?

Q: W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?

i've decided to go ahead and reinstall w8pro given my extensive messing around with it has finally caused some quirky, unexpected results - it's a relatively new installation, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle, didn't get a chance to install a lot of third party programs and such. the thing is, i did purchase and install the w8 media center pack - how do i go about getting this back? do i have to contact ms? i'm fairly certain that i don't have an activation number for the pack, if i recall i just paid for it online and then was allowed to download it and install it.

also, i thought i would go ahead and do a clean install all over again as opposed to a reset or refresh given i want to make certain that i'm starting from scratch again... or do you think a reset or refresh might be the better option (i'm not concerned about keeping any personal settings or files intact). any advice would be appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?

They will have given you a Product Key for it - Just reinstall Windows 8 and then get Media Center again using the same Product Key, it's yours now. After you install it, the Media Center Key will be your new OS key.

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Quick question in preparation for a rebuild of a pc.

I have a Windows 8 serial key from initial purchase plus a Media Center pack key which enabled the media center feature afterwards.

When I reinstall do i use the media center pack key as my activation key
OR do I do the same again, initial W8 licence key + activate media pack afterwards with separate key?

A:Reinstall with Media Center pack.

Activate with your Windows key then add Media Center.

You might want to consider installing 8.1 - you can activate it with your 8 key and it will save upgrading. Method 3 here describes how to get the ISO Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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Okay I basically have the same problem. My hard drive crashed and I had to install a new one, reinstalled Windows Vista, but Media Centre is nowhere to be found.

Searched for %SystemRoot%\ehome\ehshell.exe as barman58 suggested.

However, the following error message pops up "Windows cannot open this program because it has been prevented by a software restriction policy. Contact your system administrator."

A:Media Center will not run after reinstall

Hi, Vortex81, and welcome to the forums.

I am moving your topic off to a new topic as your issue is not quite the same as the one you responded to.

Now, can you detail the process by which you 'reinstalled Vista' on your machine? Also, machine specifications would be helpful, such as if this is a home built machine or a machine purchased from an OEM, etc...

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Anyone know if there is a way to reinstall the Media Center portion of Vista without reinstalling the entire OS. Maybe through a SDK? I am Media center is erroring out when attempting to first install, or setting up any extender. This is using MS Vista Ultimate edition.
 

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I re-installed Media Center XP after it somehow became corrupted.I used the CD's supplied by HP,which are supposed to be specific to my model(HP Media Center #M7250n).System specs are as follows:2.8Ghz Pentium D processor,4GB PC4200 DDR2 RAM,250GB Hitachi Deskstar Hard Drive.I've tried this reinstall 3 times but each time the system will not load,just continues to go to the HP bluescreen then WindowsXP splashscreen then repeats this continuously.When I try to do a Windows installation repair, the screen says "Cannot Find End User License Agreement(EULA)" message.PLEASE Help!!!!
 

A:Media Center XP Won't Boot After Reinstall

First thing to try is to erase the HDD before you try to reinstall ... or use a new HDD

Do you have another computer that can erase (remove all Partitions) in the HDD from the M7250n ??
 

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I have a quick question before i get started on a win 8 reinstall. I currently have win 8 pro with media center and wish to reinstall. Should I install with the win 8 pro key then add media center key or should I just use the media center key when installing?

A:win 8 pro + media center reinstall question

Hello Glhs, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You would need to reinstall Windows 8 Pro, and activate it with the 8 Pro key. Afterwards, you would add Media Center again with it's key as usual.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hello! I have windows xp media center edition 2005. I want to totally reinstall windows. Not the system recovery option. The thing is, I have no windows disk, I don't believe it came with one. I have a windows product key sticker on the side of my comp which leads me to believe they didn't provide me with one when I bought it. (Long time ago.) My computer is and HP Pavilion a1512x. Can you PLEASE help me? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time
 

A:Solved: XP Media Center Reinstall

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I have a Dell dimension E510 running Windows XP Media Center. Around March we had a power surge that damaged some of the registry files and prevented windows from coming up. I couldn't fix the problem using methods I found online so I bought a new drive and loaded Windows Home onto from the start up disk that came with the PC.

I have the new OS updated and running fine (v5.1 build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100216-1514: Service Pack 3). I have the old drive installed in a spare bay and can access all files, folders etc.

The only thing I have not been able to do is figure out how to get Media Center running again. It's not on the installation disk that I can tell. Any assistance would be great!

A:[SOLVED] Reinstall Media Center on XP Home sp3 OS

and welcome to the Forum

Media Center is a distinct operating system with its own installation disc. You will have to install with a MCE disc to have it.

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I want to do a complete reinstall of my system. I have Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and I have the CD with me right now. I don't care about the data I lose in-fact the reason I'm doing this is to remove any "bad stuff" that could possibly be on my computer. I've search Google to try to find info on how to do a reinstall but I'm concerned since I'm using the Media Center Edition that the instructions may be different for me since I'm using a rare version of Windows. I step by step process of how to reinstall my system would be very helpful.

Thanks.
 

A:How to reinstall Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

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Hello all, I have recently received a DVD from Dell called, "Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 with Rollup 2" because my CD/DVD burning program Sonic Digital Media LE v7 messed up & I never received the Sonic cd with my laptop to reinstall it. Plus I tried to update my Windows with the cd that Dell gave me with the laptop which is, "Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2" before I received the Media Center DVD Dell sent me.

So anyways, they sent me this XP media Center DVD, & I hoped that if I used the DVD that it will reinstall my Sonic...but when I put the choice for update install of Windows XP, I received an error that said, :"Error occurred copying file ake 70vcm.sys to C:\$WIN_NT$~BT\ake 70vcm.sys". Then when it restarts the screen is black & asks what program do I want to use, Windows Professional Service Pack 2 or Windows Media Center 2005.

So I went to Dell forum to see if they could help & someone told me " then boot to media center, right click on my computer -> properties-> advanced -> settings, under startup and recovery -> "time to display the list of operating systems" can be changed to zero.." which I did & now when the comp. starts up, it says "Missing or Corrupt <WINDOWS ROOT>\ System 32\hal.dll Please reinstall a copy of the above file." Now I have to press F8 in order for it to continue startup & when it does, the same screen with the optin of sta... Read more

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I went on a hard disk clean up rampage the other day and accidentally deleted the ehome program folder. So voila, Media Centre has gone to the dust bin. And of course I emptied that out before realising what I had done. It used to work just fine but is now obviously history!

Is there any way of bringing Media Center back by reinstallation? I do not want to go through the hassle of a full reinstall as there is just too much software to have to reinstall after that, so if that is the only way, I guess it is bye forever!

Thanks all.
 

A:Reinstall deleted Media Center in Vista Home Premium

You can restore that folder from the backup storage that vista keeps in case of system files becoming corrupted or deleted. Keep in mind that it will be restored as it was at the last install of vista. So any settings or add-ons will be missing. Provided you did not uninstall media center since it was deleted, it should be fully functional as it was at time of last insstall.

At an elevated command prompt type :

SFC /SCANNOW

This will reconstruct the c:\windows\ehome folder as well as any other system files or folders which have become corrupted or deleted since the last install of vista.
 

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Hi everyone I am running Windows 8 and I had signed up for the free Windows Media Center key when Microsoft was offering it at the end of last year. I am having problems with my computer and I want to reinstall Windows but my question is...will the code that I got for Windows Media Center still work or was it a 1 time only activation? I would hate to have to pay for the Pro Upgrade to get Windows Media Center when I had it for free...thanks for everyone's help!!
 

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the xp MC is corrupt and i cannot even get in it. i dont have the MC disk but i have a home edition disk. it is possible to install home edition with the media center product key?

A:reinstall windows media center with windows home edition disk

if those were vista version then it would be. in xp, that is not that easy.
if you just do a repair and restore the system files you might just be able to pull that off but i would not count on it.
if you are planning to do a reinstall and just use the MCE prod key, that won't work

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... without affecting anything else in the OS?

I'd appreciate simple instructions for someone not too apt with tech issues.

Thank you kindly
 

A:Simple way to reinstall just the Windows Media Center in Windows 7 Home 64-bit . . .

Windows Media Center is part of Windows 7 Home Premium and should already be installed.

If your computer doesn't have it, it may have been uninstalled.

Go to Control Panel - Programs And Features

Select Turn Windows features on or off

When the Windows Features window appears, click the + in Media Features

Make sure Windows Media Center is selected, then click OK.

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One of my kids' desktops is running xp home and is doing a lot of funky things like not allowing network access. I have tried all the suggestions everyone here and elsewhere have kindly given me with no success. I would like to not have to reformat the hard drive, I have removed the windows updates and patches for the last three months and reinstalled them. I am wondering if removing and reinstalling xp service pack 2 might help. When I try to do it from the usual contract panel add/remove programs screen, it will not let me and shows an error along the lines of 'Bosnian language pack not supported.'

Any ideas? Help! Thank you.
 

A:Reinstall xp service pack 2

Go to Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Regional Options tab. Verify the two boxes show the correct information. Then click the Lanuages tab and verify the correct language there.
 

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I had scanned and found several malware so i deleted each registry key that it showed me. the scaner was not free and it only scanned for free so i used the info to delete each bad item. i learn from my mistake that was unwise. next time i use the software to quarentine and wait a week or so to see that nothing was damaged then delete it.
there are trojans were password and keyloggers and i was in a hurry to rid them and try to keep my privacy on my computer. i am still finding stuff- it seems ot be in layers. i have an issue with "listening" on a port, this concerns me.
i feel my private info is being spied on. for a while my computer seemed a ctive while i slept. i feel there is a spy downloading my info. how can i check ports, and fix?

now it runs slow and after a few minutes online the pages load real slow

i wanted to tune up my pc and rid malware and make it faster but now its slower. but i got rid several malware.

there were invisible files too that i used many scanners and articles to rid them by covert surgical cleaning, that was fun! and it did remove the problem that kept making registry entries rewrite themselves.

so now my IE8 and xp is not right. i dont have my info backed up as i dont know how to burn a cd rom and i tried with disc i bought but they disc may be the wrong type. i have no idea what the right type of blank cd is or how to burn a cd. i had burned cds a coupel times so i know my cd rom works but i cant replicate this task. i aslo do... Read more

A:May I uninstall service pack 3 and reinstall it?

If you can uninstall it...it can be reinstalled.

FWIW: Uninstalling SP3 or installing SP3...is not going to overcome any malware issues on a system.

Louis

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Going to get the Pro Pack upgrade for my laptop as I need media center for it. Will I have to re-install all my programs (like Office, games, etc) or will they stay intact?

Sam

A:upgrade via Pro Pack- will I have to reinstall my programs

Welcome to EightForums.

To upgrade Windows 8 core, you need to use the Pro Pack.

To upgrade to Pro Pack
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Add Features to Windows 8

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My OS - Windows 7 Ultimate (64Bit)

I was installing service pack 1 in the morning, it was taking too much time to install so I cancelled it with task manager then windows installed few of the updates and system properties is showing "Windows Service Pack 1" even though i didn't install it completely.

Should i reinstall it? I am not having any problem, just a little worried lol. Do i have to uninstall before reinstalling it completely this time?

Thanks

A:Should I reinstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If you want to uninstall it have a look here: How to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

If you want to install it again have a look here: http://windows.microsoft.com/installwindows7sp1

You can have a look under View Installed Updates under Uninstall a Program and check for the SP1 update KB976932.

If you don't see it, SP1 is not installed or it would have been installed if you'd installed Windows 7 SP1.

Be aware, it can take up to two hours to install, update and configure, and it's never a good idea to stop it halfway through.

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hello after getting an error that my windows was not genuine and unable to resolved it with any post
I had decided to reinstall windows.
now I am unable to update to service pack 1 , i have tied mr fix it, running a scan,
I am not sure what the issue is now, before i had decided to do an clean install i was getting the error slui.exe bad image.

The hard drive is a healthy as i had did a scan
so i did a custom install , I am not sure if I should reformat my hard drive and start over from scratch,

i have an external hard drive that has all my files, so i am not worried about losing data,

IS it possible, that since, i did not unplug from the internet or disconnect the printer or external when i did the reinstall i would still have this problem.

I am using a home build,
msi p45 motherboard
nvida video card 8400
intel 8400 dual core cpu
4gb ddr 2 ram
windows utlimate 32 bit system
seagate 1tb Barracuda


I have also tried the standalone install for sp1 and get it has failed.
I am not sure if i should disconnect everything and reformat the hard drive and start over
or is there a better work around.

thanks

A:Service pack 1 will not installed after new reinstall

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium and had Service Pack 2 installed but uninstalled it to try fixing some problems that I was having with the computer.  Now...I can't reinstall it since it doesn't completely uninstall everything in the registry.  What should I do?  Thank you.

A:Should I try to reinstall Service Pack 2 or upgrade to Windows 7

Do you have Vista installation media - DVDs or similar - or do you have a recovery partition ?
 
If you do then the first thing to do is to back up all your data to external storage including the stuff that nearly everybody forgets (including me, at least once), stuff like your bookmarks and contact lists. And make a note of your authorisation codes for any software you have downloaded off the web, this will make re-installing these items much simpler.
 
Then it is decision time. Your only cure may be a complete clean re-install of Vista. If you use a DVD of Vista you will finish up with a clean install with nothing on the computer except Vista. If you use a recovery partition you will restore the computer to the ex-works condition with all the sample and trial software that was on it when it was bought !  Either way you will have a ton of updates to do as well as all - or most - of your applications to re-install, and then your data to put back where it was. Watching paint dry is more exciting than doing this !
 
If you decide to upgrade to Win 7, then you will still have all this work to do plus the cost of buying a legit install disc. Either way I think you are in for a very boring weekend, and it will take you that long.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium and had Service Pack 2 installed but uninstalled it to try fixing some problems that I was having with the computer.  Now...I can't reinstall it since it doesn't completely uninstall everything in the registry.  What should I do?  Thank you.

A:Should I try to reinstall Service Pack 2 or upgrade to Windows 7

Do you have Vista installation media - DVDs or similar - or do you have a recovery partition ?
 
If you do then the first thing to do is to back up all your data to external storage including the stuff that nearly everybody forgets (including me, at least once), stuff like your bookmarks and contact lists. And make a note of your authorisation codes for any software you have downloaded off the web, this will make re-installing these items much simpler.
 
Then it is decision time. Your only cure may be a complete clean re-install of Vista. If you use a DVD of Vista you will finish up with a clean install with nothing on the computer except Vista. If you use a recovery partition you will restore the computer to the ex-works condition with all the sample and trial software that was on it when it was bought !  Either way you will have a ton of updates to do as well as all - or most - of your applications to re-install, and then your data to put back where it was. Watching paint dry is more exciting than doing this !
 
If you decide to upgrade to Win 7, then you will still have all this work to do plus the cost of buying a legit install disc. Either way I think you are in for a very boring weekend, and it will take you that long.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Everytime I restart or reboot, I get a message to reinstall performance center. What does that mean and how do I do that? I installed the AVG 9 a few months ago, and ever since, I have been getting that error message.

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When I restart my computer I get a pop up that say Reinstall Performance Center. What is this and how do I do it? Also my computer has been running very slow and will boot me off the internet and I will get a pop up that says virtual memory is low. How do I fix these problems?

Thank you...

A:Reinstall Performance Center

If you do not have an uninteruptable Power Supply (UPS), chances are it's crapware or malware. Read this:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...re-149536.html

Report any commonalities between this person's issues and your own.

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At my company we create our servers through automation. I've recently installed Center and the only way to get the software for Gateway is to download it from the Center Console, as the download appears to contain configuration allowing a Gateway to connect
directly to the Center without any manual configuration on my part.
Given that I can silently install Center and, once I have the file, I can silently install as many Gateways as I want, how do I get the Gateway file through automation? Or can I use a generic Gateway installer and supply some configuration at install time,
based on the configuration I've given to my Center?
Additionally, since we rebuild our servers regularly (say every 2 months), would I need to reinstall Gateway on all my servers every time I rebuild the Center sever?

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Hi,
Can you help me please. i keep getting a message as follows " Application sources could not be located successfully Reinstall Mcafee security center.

What do I do. Thanks

A:How to reinstall Mcafee Security center

Hello,

You can try and remove the Mcafee and then reinstall the software.

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

You can run the tool from the link provided.

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After doing a scan with ErrorTech I got the following message: "Please reinstall performance center.
How do I do that. I have window vista home premium.
awesomeguy

A:Message: Please reinstall performance center

Remove the current copy of Performance Center from the computer. To remove the files, go to the "Start" menu, "Control Panel" and either "Add/Remove Programs" or "Uninstall a Program." Find the Performance Center entry in the program list, right-click the program name and choose "Uninstall" to remove it.

Find the original download of Performance Center on your computer. If you downloaded Performance Center from the Ascentive website and didn't delete the original file, you can more than likely find the file in the hard drive's "Downloads" folder.
If you do not still have the original download of Performance Center saved on your computer, go to the Ascentive website, click on the "Buy" button of the product that you previously purchased. Use your email address and the password you created when you created your Ascentive account to log in to the site and re-download Performance Center.
Double-click the Performance Center file once you have found it on your computer's hard drive. Follow the prompts of the installation wizard to reinstall Performance Center to your computer.

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Sometime ago I had to make a restore and some programs got erased and with them Alien FX that's the one to manage the lights and all that of the laptop. so now I want to change them and be able to turn them off too but I cant find it as a driver. I updated the BIOS following a guide to do if the command center wasn't working but it didn't change anything pls help :/

I have the Alienware 17 bought on 12/2014

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Hi everyone,
I would like to know if there's a way to save service pack 2 which is on my computer now so I don't have to redownload it from windows update. I am going to reinstall my operating system with a dell oem cd. Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Can I save service pack 2 so I don't have to redownload for reinstall of Windows XP?

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Hello All,I hust uninstall application Lenovo Solution Center from my Lenovo B Series and then I downloaded, from the Lenovo website, the latest version. When I try to re-install the setup tells me that I cannot go because Lenovo Solution Center only works on select Lenovo system. Please help me. My OS is Windows 7 Pro. Thanks Francesca.  

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Hello All,I just uninstall application Lenovo Solution Center from my Lenovo B Series and then I downloaded, from the Lenovo website, the latest 64 bit version. When I try to re-install, the setup tells me that cannot go because Lenovo Solution Center only works on selected Lenovo system. My notebook is a Lenovo System. Please help me. My OS is Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Thanks Francesca.  

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Ok, this problem is a little one this is annoying the hell outta me. Several months ago, I started to receive Security Center warnings that indicated it was not functioning correctly (resulting in the user-friendly red and white X at the bottom of my screen). At the time, I didn't use a third-party firewall (long story, but short version was that none were available when Vista was launched) but now I do (i.e. third party firewall not to blame). Thus, no need to be reminded -- constantly -- that security center blows. Why didn't it work? One of the services that Security Center requires was deleted somehow. This problem would typically be fixed by enabling the security center and removing the messages, but I cannot start security center in order to turn the messages off. Sigh.

So I naturally tried to reinstall Vista. Twice. Both times were the user-friendly "keep the PC intact so it doesn't cause me to lose my mind" vs nuke everything option. Install failed x 2. Is my only option to remove this bothersome box to completely reformat my drive and reinstall everything? I can image my PC now but couldn't when it was originally built (see firewall comment).

Does anyone else have any other option? Registry? Deleting files? Overthrowing a small government?

Thanks,
Fuzzylogik
 

A:Reinstall Vista After Corrupt Security Center

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I have had my laptop repaired but can no longer see HP Solution Centre which used to come up on the screen when I sent something to print.  Can you pleased advise how I can reinstate this function

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My son's laptop 'died' earlier this week. Screen just went blank. In the end, I decided to rebuild the drive.
After much difficulty, I managed to reinstall the OS (Windows 10) and all seemed well.
Oh, except the reinstall does not provide even WiFi drivers at a minumum - so after figuring that out I had to dig that up too on another computer and transfer/install. Problems over... I thought.
As the XPS went on its way to update drivers - the screen suddenly went blank (hello! haven't we met before?)... made some melodious beeps and chirps as though trying to communicate (it wasn't morse code) and now the computer continues to hum away (the fans?) with that.... black screen.
Before I wipe everything and re-install, again, and perhaps let the machine run with old drivers at the risk of malicious attacks etc (small price to pay for a 'working' computer I suppose), might anyone know of solutions to this problem?
With thanks in advance.
Signed,
Frustrated but Hopeful

A:Dell XPS 13 Black Screen - cause for OS reinstall - happened again after reinstall during driver updates

Hi ASHAROM,
What is the exact system model?
Is there any damage / liquid spillage on the system?
For the beeps, first we need to check if the HW is functional:
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional. Also, run an extended / thorough tests on the HDD and memory to check for any possible errors. 
Drivers: If you are using a retail image of Win 10 OS, it will contain only the OS installation files, since the OS is generic. The hardware on each system would differ and hence, the drivers need to be reinstalled. If you are using a recovery image for your system, then it would contain the required drivers with the OS image.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hello! Thanks to all techguys for your help in the past with several issues!

I have an HP Pavilion dv6451 running Vista Ultimate 64bit. I had a corrupt registry that resulted following an automatic update a couple of months ago. All attempts to repair the problem were unsuccessful, so I ended up re-installing the OS on March 22. Updates were numerous, but all important updates were installed.

I changed the update settings to download and notify me of updates instead of automatically installing them. So today I have an update reminder about Service Pack 1. The original updates are showing Service Pack 2 on my computer. Is there a reason to install Service Pack 1 if I already have SP2 on there?

Thanks for all of your assistance!
 

A:Question about Service Pack 1 update after reinstall of Vista Ultimate 64bit

You definitely need to have SP1 installed on Vista before you install SP2. Unlike most other Microsoft Service Packs, Vista SP2 is not cumulative.
 

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Bought the "Wireless Desktop 800" keyboard and mouse.

Installed fine.

After some time, i was renewing my Microsoft visual C++ stuff to play WATCH_DOGS.

Volume controls stopped working on the keyboard.

Tried reinstalling "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard center": software told me that this is an old version (although it is the newest on the site), with error code 1612.

Uninstalled, [EDIT: only using a microsoft fixit file, otherwise it said: check system requirements then uninstall (!)] then tried reinstalling: error message saying i should uninstall first (shown below).

Removed mouse and keyboard drivers: same error message to uninstall first.

Removed Microsoft intellitype pro: same error message to uninstall first.

Got a 3rd party uninstalling software, and removed leftover files: same error message to uninstall first.

Got driver sweeper and removed leftover drivers: same error message to uninstall first.

Got a registry cleaner to clean registry: same error message to uninstall first.

Manually removed registry entries of the mouse and keyboard center: same error message to uninstall first.

Result: Can't uninstall (although there are no files or registry entries left) to reinstall.

Help!

SysInfo log:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8079 Mb
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A:Can't uninstall or reinstall Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center

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(If there is a better forum or place to ask the below question please advise!)

The SW I am using to synchronize my Windows Mobile phone with my desktop Outlook recently turned more and more sour and eventually always only seconds after connecting the device reproducibly crashed with the message "Window mobile Device Center Sync Host has stopped working.".

Eventually I decided to uninstall "Windows Mobile Device Center" and re-install it.
To reinstall I ran the setup.exe program that I had found in C:\Windows\WindowsMobile. But apparently that was either not the right setup file or some pieces must still be missing, because since that re-install the greenish dialog that used to open when starting WMDC lacks the right part of the content and instead there is now always an alert popping up: "unhandled exception has occured in your application ...." (the details I append below).

That means, that my mobile device synchronization is now completely f*$#%# up. Any idea how to re-install Window Mobile Device Center plus Mobile Sync Center such that they work again?

Michael


PS.: the "details" of the exception:

Code:

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See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.
************** Exception Text **************
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with ... Read more

A:How to properly reinstall Windows Mobile Device Center?

Download and install Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1. I don't see a separate install for Windows Mobile Sync Center.

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Get them requested while they are free - Add features - Microsoft Windows

Tutorial - Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8






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A:Free Media Center Pack Keys

Thanks, requested it, how long does it take to get the email?

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Hi

I have the need to have Media Center Pack as a separate package so that I can install it without the Internet.

So, how can I solve this problem?

Thanks

Bye

A:Media Center Pack as a separate package

Welcome to EightForums.

To upgrade to Pro Pack
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.

Add Features to Windows 8

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Microsoft had long used Zap2It as provider of program guide data for Windows Media Center, but recently switched to Rovi, causing much distress among WMC users: View topic - Media Center EPG Cutover. It appears that issues are slowly being resolved for WMC users running Windows 7 and 8, but it also appears that those running Vista are being left in the lurch. If any Vista user reading this is able to get WMC guide data at this time, then please post here and tell us about it.

If you are running Vista Home Premium or Ultimate, then you have WMC, and your PC might have shipped with a TV tuner card installed. It is well known that the Windows 7 version of WMC has many features that were lacking in the Vista version, but few are aware that Microsoft developed an upgrade for the Vista version that made it nearly the equivalent of W7MC. That's because Microsoft chose to release TV Pack 2008 via OEM only - which is why I'm posting this in the Software forum instead of Windows Updates. If you wish to read more about it, a good article is Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008: The Unofficial User's Guide | PCMag.com.

I'm a software historian (aren't we all?), and wanted to install TV Pack 2008 for purposes of academic research. It cannot be downloaded from Microsoft; but the internet being what it is, a download can perhaps be found elsewhere if one is determined. Of course downloading Windows components from third-party sources is generally not to be recommended! Before beginning my re... Read more

A:Media Center Guide Changeover: If only we had TV Pack 2008

Some discussion is currently taking place here: View topic - VISTA WMC Stuck on Zap2it

[Edit] Some have now reported success with 64-bit Vista. One issue: TV Pack may cause PC to inexplicably wake from sleep.

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I've had my laptop for about a month now and when I first got it I did something (and I don't remember what at the moment) that said I needed to add the media center pack. Anyway, whatever I did said I needed to get a license key for the media pack. Well, Microsoft just emailed me my key today but I don't really know what to do with it. How do I go about installing the media pack so I can enter the key?

A:Question about adding Windows 8 Media Center Pack to my PC

Hello Brian,

Since you already have your Media Center key, you could use step 2 in the tutorial below to add Media Center.

Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

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Hi all,

Here's the issue... I have TV Pack 2008 installed on my nice, flash Windows Vista Ultimate 64 OS that I, as a loyal Microsoft customer, paid them handsomely for (can you tell I have a gripe about TV Pack - essentially an upgrade to make Media Center provide the same basic teletext/interactive functionality as a ?20 set-top box, yet unavailable to the masses as a simple Windows Update?).

In theory, Media Center should now be great, finally giving me basic (but useful) DVB-T features such as subtitles, interactive services and teletext.

First and foremost, I'm in the UK receiving Freeview on 2 Hauppauge Nova-T PCI cards and a single Nova-T Diversity USB stick set on 'twin tuner' mode, therefore giving me 4 DVB-T tuners (transmitter: Bluebell Hill in Kent, in case that helps). I've also installed a beta driver for the Diversity stick which resolves a problem where all channels provided by Channel 4 somehow inherit additional sources which don't physically exist (eg list sources for Channel 4 / E4 / More4 etc, and I get 8, sometimes 12 tuners, when I only have 4)!

So, I thought everything would be resolved, particularly considering I've also installed all currently available upgrades to the TV Pack, including one released in the last couple of weeks, but it's not.

Here's an issue which has dogged my installation since day one, and the reason behind me re-installing Vista yet again...

* I install Vista.

* I install TV Pack 2008 and all related software inclu... Read more

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I wanted to convert my Sony Vaio back to Windows 7 after updating to Windows 8 last year. I tried using the recovery disks that I created when I got the laptop. It told me that I couldn't reinstall. So after trying multiple things, I finally decided to wipe out the entire hard drive thinking that it would automatically reinstall Windows 7 64 bit. Now when I try to reinstall, it can't find a drive to install it to and all I have is a black screen now telling me Operating System Not Found....please help so that I can reinstall Windows 7 64 bit on my Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX with a 500 GB SATA Hard drive and 6 GBs of RAM.

I'm thinking I may need to create a partition so that when I put the recovery DVD in to reinstall Windows, it has a drive to install the software onto. I don't know how to create a partition or if that will solve my issue. My laptop is now worthless. Also, I can't access BIOS. I completely erased the entire hard disk.

A:Erased hard drive to reinstall Win 7 but now won't reinstall

Jim depends on how you set the wipe up and how you formated it mate look at this and if you have access to another machine do it.
If the drive is wiped clean then follow this it says for SSD's but will also work on spinners
SSD Alignment

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ok, this is strange.. I reinstall Windows XP Home because My computer was messed up. It deleted all my files.. so on my desktop screen I don't have any Program Files Icons BUT it still save my Files!!! I have my orginial files in my Documents folders and In my Program Files It has all the Programs and files that go with that program???
How do I zap everything back on my desktop screen so I don't have to go Download each files as new again??? And I how do i get my Internet Favorite Links and my Notepad with my saved information in it??

Thank you!!

ps. Yes I did try the "Start" and then program files and none of the programs are there.. BUT yet it is in my Program Hard drive C: Program files... with the Program and all it's content???
 

A:Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

You installed a new version of XP in the same folder as your old one instead of repairing the one that was there already. Your programs are there, but not "installed". You need to reinstall all the programs to create their registry entries and shortcuts.

You probably have 2 "Windows" folders, too, with different names. Go to Start > Run, and type:

%windir%

to see which one you are using now and delete the other one.
 

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Title says it all. My computer is very sick and I've received an error message today saying windows must be reinstalled, insert the reinstallation dvd. I don't have that disk anymore though I do still have the product key.

What should I do?
 

A:How do I reinstall windows 7 if I've lost the reinstall disk?

You may need to buy a new one. Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive?

That is a very strange message, though. Are you sure you're not infected? Where and when did you see such a message?
 

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I bought Office 2016 months ago, but due to windows update failure I had to reinstall win10 thereby losing Office 2016.
Can someone point me to a contact? I bought Office 2010 online from MS. TIA

A:how to reinstall Office 2016 after win10 reinstall?

If you bought online there should be a record of this and you will be able to download Office again. Try this link http://www.office.com/myaccount

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