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Q: operating icons all show windows media center

Hi there
A couple of days ago I opened a program for stamp collectors call STAMP ALBUM. Since then everything opens with Windows Media Centre plus WMC automatically pops up every so often.
I have tried various ways of rectifying the problem but I have other associated problems such as:- 1. I can't open programs from the internet that may help. 2. I can't open the Samsung Recovery 5 program. 3. None of the icons has the "open with" facility. 4. The Default Program facility does not allow me to make changes to my laptop.
Every time I try #'s 1,2 and 4 it immediately goes to WMC
Can you help me please

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I'm mainly using WMC when I'm watching something. I have installed a few codec packs so most of the time it works fine.
I've got an episode of Naruto that suddenly didn't show the subtitles, though. (I've watch about 300 episodes of Naruto before this one and they all showed subtitles properly.)
At first I thought there was something wrong with the episode, so I opened it in Windows Media Player Classic (using CCCP - Combined Community Codec Pack- which is the greatest thing since VLC) and it worked fine, showing subtitles with no problem. (However, the subtitles looked different, so I'm guessing there's another translator or something involved.)

So why doesn't WMC show subtitles when MPC does?
It's an .avi -file, and the subtitle is "built-in", so there's no extra file or anything.

EDIT: I tried with another Naruto Episode, which is in .mp4 format, and the subtitle works in both WMC and MPC. I still want my WMC to be able to play all files and subtitles, though.

Thanks in advance. =)

A:Windows Media Center doesn't show subtitles?

I googled and found this thread:

AVI files in WMC with idx/sub subtitles - Windows 7 Support Forums

With the answers:

Install the Shark007 Win7codecs and all of your subtitles will work as expected in the Windows players.

On the SWAP TAB, disable the Microsoft Video decoder.

I tried this and it worked. (I already had Shark007 Installed, so it was easy to try.)

Problem solved. =)

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions d that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions assumed that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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When I play dvd the function icons on the lower right of the screen wont disapear (i.e. the play, pause, stop etc. bottuns) like they used to. So I have to watch the dvd with them on the screen through the entire movie.

Any help would be great.

A:windows media center icons wont dissapear

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Hello everyone. So I just got the Xbox 360 COD special edition. I'm checking out all my features on the Xbox. There's an option to somehow connect your computer to your Xbox. The requirement is to go through the Media Center. Well, first time starting up the Media Center on my computer, and I'm not able to get the Media Center to open. I receive an error right on startup of the program. It ends up generating a crash report, and closes. I've take 2 screenshots of the error. The first screenshot is of the first error that comes up upon opening the Media Center. The second screenshot is of another error I get when I choose to cancel instead of clicking ok on the first error. I thought getting the most information to you guys would be the best.

I run Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2005 Service Pack 3.

Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks a lot

A:Windows Media Center Edition Error - Attempting to open Media Center

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My computer won't go to sleep after recording tv show in media center. what Can I do?

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The Media Center Solitaire PowerToy for Windows XP Media Center Edition enables you to play Solitaire on your Media Center PC from anywhere in the room using the remote control.

Note: We've taken great care to ensure that PowerToys operate as they should, but they are not part of Windows XP Media Center Edition and are not supported by Microsoft. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys. These PowerToys are for Windows XP Media Center Edition only.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Windows XP Media Center Edition



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I needed to reinstall 8.1 Pro over my OS to fix a damaged Windows file system. The performed procedure fixed my system but removed my Media Center, which was payed for years ago when i upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center from Win 8.0 Pro w/ Media Center.
I had to purchase it then, even though i already had it prior to the upgrade, and so i do not feel i should have to pay for it once again, especially since i saved the Product Key the second time!

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I have some problems to sort the music files in the library. If there is an album with more than one disc, the sorting is like that: 1 - track 1 CD1 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD1 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... I would like more logical sorting like this: 1 - track 1 CD1 2 - track 2 CD1 etc... 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... Do you see what I mean ? It seems that WMP/WMC doesn't sort using the "disc number" tag of the file (as it should be). Is there any way to sort it fine without creating 2 different albums for a 2 disc album ? Thank you.

A:Windows media player 12 / Windows Media Center - Multiple-Cds Albums sorting in library

The strange "subtitle" answer above is not really a valid notion given the lack of persistence.  When you step back, you see as koawmfot noted that this is really about the use of the "Set" field.  WMP does not and will not use the Set field to sort.  Instead it uses Album title as Shark noted.So the correct answer here would be to use the Album title field as the descriptive identifier.  If you really don't want to do this, you can use the track number such as by setting t1d1 to be 0101, t1d2 to be 0201, and so forth.  So those are the viable solutions, really.The problem with "Set" is that it doesn't fit well within the Explorer namespace / folder views.  This is consistent with the player storing one album in one folder, as opposed to dumping everything to one common folder - where you may have issues with filename collisions depending upon your naming scheme.As such it is not supported and is unlikely to be supported, sorry.

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How do I know whether my IP is correct when this picture from http://www.show-ip.com/ shows wrong Operating Sytem as Windows NT even though when I have Windows 8.1 ? I am waiting for  Windows 10 on 29 July 2015. How can I get rid of this Windows NT used by hackers to fool my Operating System instead of Windows 8.1 ?

A:Show My IP Shows Windows NT Operating System

Windows NT is not an operating system. Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsofthttp://microsoft.wikia.com/wiki/Windows_NTThe various operating systems are part of that family.Think of it like this:Your family is a group of people related to each other.Each one of us is an individual member of a family.The different versions of Windows are the individual members of the NT family.The wiki link I posted in the quote has a chart of Windows NT Releases.What you are seeing has nothing to do with hackers.For what it's worth, show my ip also tells me Windows NT. My operating system is Windows 7.

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I have Vista Home Premium and am trying to run "TVersity Media Server" to share videos to my XBOX 360. From the help screens for the application, I noticed that Windows Media Sharing must be disabled, or the 360 will not see TVersity server at all. I have Windows Media Center (included with Vista Premium). I believe I have found the option to disable sharing in "Network and Sharing Center". However, the "CHANGE" button doesn't do anything! I can click it, but it doesn't do anything! Any ideas? This is pretty much a clean install of Vista. Thanks!

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I installed Windows 8, and now avi files look like poo when played through Windows Media Center on my PC or X-box. The same .avi file looks great when Windows Media Player is used though.... I was using Windows 7 before the "upgrade" and Media Center worked just fine on my PC and X-box.
Example of what I'm talking about:

What the video looks like with Media Center:
Same file using Media Player:
Does anyone have a clue why the same damned file looks so different between two Windows programs.....and how I can fix this? We preferred using Media Center on the X-box before this "upgrade"...

A:Windows Media Player vs Media Center avi issues

I use media player classic home cinema x64. I never experience crap like that.

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Help. I have a HP media center computer. I have never used Media player and rarely use the Media Center software. Until yesterday when I tried to set up media player for my preshcooler to watch some video that I have on my HDD. Media Center view is very confusing for a kid so I thought I would use the Media Player and set up a library. Well nothing works. The darn thing will play a dvd in the dvd drive, but it won't play any video thats on the hdd including downloaded itunes video. Life in my house is becoming more unpleasent by the moment, because mommy can't fix Jake Long the American Dragon. AHHHH, I want to be able to configure Media Center or Media Player to show info on a video, ie rating, genre, thumbnail of cover, that type of thing. I would like to set it up to be as easy as possible to use, point and clink. So my little girl can get to her stuff visually. I spent hours on the phone with HP and they said I needed a file converter. Well I tried that and I'm only making a mess of things. There has got to be a way. I have to be doing something simple wrong. I did the search and it seemed to find the files but didn't add any of them. This is really driving me nuts. I can't believe that I would have to convert itunes files to play in the media center. Not to mention every other file type I have. Which I have no idea. It seems most are *.VOB but this thing won't add any of my video files, not home recorded dvd stuff, not itunes, not backup dvds. Please tell me what I'm do... Read more

A:windows media center and media player

I am a mature adult, have been messing with computers for about 10 years and I find Windows Media Player to be a complex pile of dookie. So it's no surprise that the preschooler is perplexed.

The freeware alternative I use Media Player Classic, which is much simpler and does a fine job of doing both video and audio.

Download here

Also, download & install the Klite Video Codec Pack, which will allow you to run DivX, Xvid and any other video format you might want.


Please update this thread on how well/if this works for you.

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Sorry for asking many questions but I noticed when my Windows Defender is required for a auto schedule scan like maybe monday at 14:00pm and it should display a message on the action center asking for it to scan but it doesn't tell me it needs to so I have to manual find windows defender then scan it yet the time(14:30) has past.

A:Why doesn't Windows Defender show in Action Center when needs updating

Hi John go to Windows Defender options and untick run a scan only when system is idle Hope it helps

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I have in the taskbar properties "Use small icons", "Group when taskbar is full", and this value changed with regedit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
I want to look like all the icons from Explorer the same, no matter in what folder is at the moment, look like they are all left as the yellow icon entirely. How can I do that?

A:Icons of windows explorer must show all the same

Welcome to the Seven Forums

I'm not sure I understand exactly what you want, do you want the yellow folder icon to show for all open folders?

Some of the icons you have opened now look like library icons as the one on the far left looks like Explorer icon.


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I have a older windows 7 x64 home premium pc, I have had no problems with the pc since I bought it in 2009. I use ccleaner and windows security but I am having connection issues. I have been trying for weeks different ways to repair it but have gave up and hope you good people can help me out.

I hope I have the correct forum I read in another that if I was having internet connection problems it would most likely be a virus/malware issue.

I have scanned my pc with advast and cleaned all I can from it only trojan it found was 1 named JS:Hideme-J I have tried all the netsh commands, checked options for the internet and even went as far to buy another Ethernet card which is giving me the same problems. And now when I open my pc from a restart my network and sharing center doesn't even show it is on and my internet connection looks as if it has been deleted all together and I cant even see my Ethernet cards.

I really cant tell if this is a virus situation or a hardware issue and need some guidance on this. When I trouble shoot the cards they both read in working order and I always have just 1 running while the other is disabled trying to figure out what is going on. Any help even help is saying I may need a new pc is appreciated so I can just take this thing out back and get rid of it.

Thanks in advance

A:Unable to connect my windows 7 desktop sharing center doesnt even show

Can anyone help me?

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Compared with some I've read, my issue may seem trivial, but, whenever I use Windows Media Center to play music, and click to activate the Visualizations, a gray box attaches itself to the bottom of the screen, with the album title inside.

There is no visualization playing. I can see the albums when looking at the library, and everything else seems to work ok, but this is annoying.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:media center visualizations don't play in Media Center

Hi GraphicsGuy, An annoying issue is still an annoying issue. Have you tried turning the visualizations on in:Tasks>Settings>Music>Visualizations ?

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Please don't shoot me if this has already been posted, I couldn't find anything in my searches. Anyways amongst my Internet travels looking for another kind of Win 7 tweak I found this.

Give your Windows 7 a different look! The program icons on the Windows 7 by default are situated on the left side on the taskbar, next to your Start orb. But if you?d like them to appear in the center of the taskbar and maybe give it a dock kind of a look, here is what you need to do.

Create an empty folder in your Documents folder, say MTTB. Next right click on the taskbar and unlock it. Again right click on it and select Tool bar > New tool bar. Select the empty folder MTTB.

Now right click on the new tool bar and unchecked Show Text and Show Title.
Next drag it (dotted separator) to the left side, between the start orb and taskbar icons and release it.
Center align the taskbar icons. Lock the taskbar.
Thats it!

source How to center your taskbar icons in Windows 7 | The Windows Club

A:How to center your taskbar icons in Windows 7

There's a disadvantage. The left part of your taskbar is visibly darker than the right, plus it's hard to center it JUUUST right.

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Hi all

Followed a thread for this problem which said to start up Windows XP Task Manager and select Applications Tab. New Task and type explorer.exe but this does not work for me and says it cannot find explorer.exe! So I copied another explorer.exe on a flashdrive and tried to run that. Same problem. Will run other programs such as Notepad. Anyone know what's up? Thanks. Bryan

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Not sure whats happening..I have a home network set up When I boot up I get a longish black screen then it boots First I get all the icons quickly and then it refreshes seemingly and I get white folders that then get filled in with icons of programs loaded on computer..takes a little while to show second screen..its seems to have become progressively worse over the months..I have many programs. Does the start loaded program make any difference to these screens. Is there more than one start up screen and I am missing how to control this issue...I am only admin no other profiles I think..smile anyone help please

A:On Start up windows 7 show desktop icons twice

Hi Art. Speculating, but the first thing that comes to mind is icon corruption? This may help:

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I got a strange problem on my Windows XP Pro desktop I never had before. All of sudden on the task bar the Quick Lunch show all it's short cut on the task bar. However, every time when I open a window ( Word, IE 6, etc, any application) the window never showed on the task bar. when i minimize it it disappear. I had to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to bring up task manager window to maximize the application window again.

the taskbar is not locked and i tried to move the borders but nothing helped

any idea how to fix that??

A:Windows icons Doesn't show on taskbar. please help..

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Hey guys,

My windows Action Center is showing that I have a Win32/Small.CA infection. I've tried every scan available to me including: sophos antivirus, malwarebytes (quick and full), microsoft security essentials (after uninstalling sophos), spybot, various trojan removers and root kit finders and yet nothing will find it. I'm including DDS and GMer logs as requested. Thanks for any help!

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by jmanwaring at 11:23:13 on 2012-03-30
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5072.2103 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {65FBD860-96D8-75EF-C7ED-7BE27E6C498A}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Sophos Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {DE9A3984-B0E2-7A61-FD5D-409005EB0337}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.... Read more

A:Windows Action Center showing Win32/Small.CA virus but all scans show nothing

Funny, i tried to follow the instructions for the GMER scan but most of the available selections were greyed out. Any ideas?

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My son gave me his Presario 700 laptop. Yesterday I turned it on and all it would do is go to the wallpaper and then nothing. I do not get any icons or start button. I was able to get on line by going to the ctrl,alt,del and getting the task window and doing a search.

I can not find the restore disk and my son is in Irag, so I can not ask him where it is. My question is, is there a way to restore by using the task window to find the file?


A:Windows desktop doesn`t show. No icons or taskbar etc.

Is this Windows XP? I guess what you could do is search for rstrui.exe, it's the system restore utility, and try that out. You can find it in C:\Windows\system32\Restore (at least on my computer.)

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Ok let me explain further,

Whenever i install a new program or download something to the desktop. Basically when anything new is installed or placed on the desktop, it doesnt show. I have to right click then refresh then all the newly installed/downloaded programs/icons show.

Never had this issue, im guessing something to do with the SSD?

Is there a way around this as its frustrating.


A:New SSD running windows 7 - Desktop doesnt show icons...

It has nothing to do with the ssd.

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I have downloaded the Bing Bar four times and uninstalled it four times because after it downloads there is nothing but blank space where the toolbar should be. I really want to use it so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 757 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147291 MB, Free - 89268 MB; D: Total - 9773 MB, Free - 1883 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DP965LV, AAD59511-500, AZLV706000KQ
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A:Bing Bar Does Not Show Icons or Windows Live Sign-In

Until more experienced help comes along, you can take a look at this:


Also take a look of the same question on a previous post:

Good luck

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I was never able to get the settings to stick or to log by trying to connect to NetZero through Windows Dial Up Networking. So I just click on the NetZero Icon and I can connect with no problem except that the double monitor icon does not show up in the system tray so that I can monitor my internet connection.

I emailed NetZero and they said it is not possible to connect to NetZero using Windows Dial Up Networking.

After I log on by using the NetZero Icon I can them go to control panel> network connections> properties and check the show icon box and it will show up in the system tray.

Am I doomed to have to do this everytime I log on or is there a way to make the icon stick in the system tray?

I have two computers. The one that is running Me does not have this problem. When I log on with NetZero the system tray will show the monitor but my computer with XP will not show the monitor.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Can't get the windows double monitor icons to show when I log on with NetZero.

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Beginning this morning, when I boot my Surface Pro 3 128G, the Windows 10 tiles that normally show when hitting the start button now show on the desktop and not my desktop icons. I am unable to close the tiles and see my desktop. In the past I have been able to resolve most issues, but this one has me stumped. Can anyone help?

A:Windows 10 Tile show when I boot up and not my desktop icons

I found this thread on Microsoft's website. Sounds exactly like your problem and other people are saying the solution worked for them.
First right click on the start menu bottom left corner. Type an s in the search field and settings will pop up, then go to systems then tablet mode turn off tablet mode to get back your desktop with icons or keep on tablet mode for the live tiles only Click to expand...

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I try to install windows media player 11 and it says i need to have rollup 2 but when i go to the autoupdates it doesnt get it for me. Anyone know why this is happening or how to get media player 11? My friend has media center too and he has media center 11 installed on his computer so i know it will work.

A:Windows Media 11 cant install it (Windows xp media center)

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From time to time I get these exaggerated error messages that my system is critically in danger and that I need to go to this website called storageprotector.com to download these setup programs. And I have these fake Windows Update/ Help and Support center icons on my desktop . I try to delete them but they come back !Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:29:32 PM, on 1/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Malware\a2service.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exeC:\Program Files\a-squared ... Read more

A:Help I Have Fake Windows Update/ Help And Support Center Icons

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum EsTiLOMy name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.It appears you've no virus protection installed,which is somewhat suicidal.Please download/install Avira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic[Free]: http://www.free-av.com/Perform a full scan with Avira and allow it to delete everything it detects.Restart your pc when you've done.After restart,open Avira Antivirus and select "Reports".Then double click the report from the full scan you have just completed. Click the "Report File" button,then copy and paste the report into your next reply.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 4'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation jre-6u4-windows-i586-p.exe' [15.12 MB] and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in ... Read more

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Earlier this month I purchased my first Lenovo, an IdeaPad Y700-14. Some icons added to the Quick Launch area of task bar show up as default white folders. (A few, namely CyberGhost and MS Edge show up fine.) If clicked, the white folders change to the correct icon (e.g., Word, Excel) but they revert after boot. I finally called Lenovo support today and, without any troubleshooting, was told that I need to reset my machine to factory defaults. This is the worst, and laziest, support advice I've ever received. You tell a customer who has just spent dozens and dozens of hours setting up a new machine that they need to start over? Without any troubleshooting whatsoever? And with no guarantee that it will work?  I have learned my lesson about Lenovo products and Lenovo support. If I do reset the machine, it will be to return it to Costco after I purchase a different brand of computer. So glad for Costco's outstanding return policies! 

A:WORST SUPPORT - Quick Launch Icons Show as Windows...

What OS are you running?Try rebuilding the Icon Cache.rebuild ICON cache In the past on win 7, the Icons would get messed up after certain program installs.I have rebuilt my icon cache using the above link and it works. 

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Before I install Windows 8 I would like to have the key code for Windows Media Center. I have been waiting for over 2 days for Microsoft to send me the key code. Do I have to have Windows 8 installed and activated before they will send me the key code?

A:Windows Media Center

No. They're inundated with requests, it took 2 days for me to get a key a week ago, it's probably much worse now.

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I have certain files in my laptop and when i click to open them it opens the windows media center. However, that's as far as it goes because I can't seem to find anywhere to open my files. So would somebody be so kind as to advise me on what to do next. Thanks and have a nice week ahead.

A:Windows media center

What is the extension of the files?

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Hey guys I just got a Gateway computer that has the windows media center but everytime I watch TV on it the screen freezes about after five minutes. I was wondering if I could get some help appreciate it

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Ok so how do I enable m4v and mkv playback in windows media center in vista 64 bit premium? I have k-lite codec pack installed whick pretty much enables everything but windows media center to play just about anything... all wmc can do now is play mp3 files (lame).

A:Windows media center help...


You might want try try uninstalling k-lite and installing the Vista codecs from www.shark007.net

Hope this helps


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I was using Windows Vista Ultimate until the release of Windows 7. I then bought a downloadable version of Windows 7 (which I have burned to a DVD) and installed it over Vista Ultimate. I did the upgrade on my root (C drive and as a dual boot on another drive (E. I cannot find the Windows Media Center installation anywhere (even after a start/search) on the C: drive. However, I can go to the E: drive and I find it installed. Since I use the root drive as my primary drive and the E: drive for backup purposes, how can I install Media Center on the C: drive without doing something like a reinstall of Windows 7 if this is possible? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Media Center

How did you do both an upgrade an a dual-boot? You installed it twice?

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Windows Media Center
I have not used Windows Media Center because I was using Verizon Media Manager. Verizon is dropping support for Media Manager and I may have to employ Media Center to stream computer videos to my TV. But, I can't find Windows Media Center!
It is supposed to be on Vista Ultimate.
Can you tell me what the .exe is called and where to look for the .exe?
Frank C
Win vista ultimate SP2 64 bit

A:Where Is Windows Media Center?

This may help
Getting started with Windows Media Center - Microsoft Windows Help

Also depending on your player MakeMKV may be useful for serving media.

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Hello everyone I purchased a computer with Windows 8 on it. I took advantage of Microsoft's free Media Center key that they were offering. I went to Best Buy and purchased the Windows 8 Pro Pack and installed it on my computer. I then went into Add Features to type in the Media Center key and the Add features to Windows 8 option is now gone. I thought what the heck is going on. I then went into Programs and found that Windows Media Center is now installed!! How did that happen without typing in the Windows Media Center key???

A:Windows Media Center key

How did that happen without typing in the Windows Media Center key???Click to expand...

You "answered":

purchased the Windows 8 Pro Pack and installed itClick to expand...

The Pro Pack upgrades Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro plus Media Center.

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i have a problem, i just bought a new labtop and i formatted the HD right away but know i think i have errors. When im trying to install software, the executable file would load up and disappear.

i was trying to run the setup for the macromedia flash player and a patch...it loaded and disappeared(it isnt in the background or anything)

this doesnt happen to all executable files though, as i was able to install firefox and jcreator


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I own a Windows Vista Ultimate computer, and I used to play my Xbox 360 on my old ATi computers TV tuner. To play it, I set the TV mode to composite. I recently got my TV onto my new Windows Vista Media Center, But I cannot play my 360 on it. Is there any way I can play on it, without buying a whole new TV tuner.

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Hey guys I just bought a Gateway Windows XP computer and when I try and watch TV on my computer using windows media center after about 5 minutes of watching TV the TV screen will freeze. Was wondering if someone could help me out with this problem thanks.

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has anyone been able to install Windows Media Center on the latest 10 Build without dorking Win 10 up

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Hey guys.
I couldn't find a category for just Windows Media Center, so sorry if this thread is in the wrong place.

I was wondering if anyone knew why when I go to Windows Media Center, then click on music, why I have doubles/triples of every song. Also, is there a way to fix this?

A:Windows Media Center

delete all the songs from the media library then readd them saying only add new songs.

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I just got a brand new laptop that has windows vista home premium. It came with Windows Media Center.

My question is can I access my music from my XP desktop from this vista laptop. When I select watch folders from another computer on the network, it doesn't find any.

If it helps I have already set up my xbox 360 to get music from the xp desktop and it works perfectly.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Media Center

I would suggest first placing some of your music in the Shared Music folder on the XP system. If you're able to access that music, then this is a permissions issue with your accounts. If not, then there's a lot of other stuff to try.

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I recently upgraded my Video Card to a 8600 GT from a 7300....

Now whenever i try to watch ANYTHING on Media Center (Recorded TV, Movies, Live TV, AVI Files) i have a HORRIBLE lag in them.....

When i upgraded to the 8600, i immediatly notcied a bad lag so i re-installed my OS, updated to the lates drivers for everything, all windows updates, ALL NVIDIA patches, and all of the latest Codecs (which were exactly the same as i had on my old configuration)

I have trolled the internet non-stop trying to resolve this issue, any ideas? Media Center is by far the program i use MOST on my machine, and il WONT give it up lol

Also, i have tried turing off most everything in MSCONFIG, checked all my running processes, toggled the VC for best performance AND Best Quality (same results, both ways) and tried with the NVIDIA driver Helper service both on and off (same results) and have tried with my Anti-Virus (Kaspersky 7) both on and off (same results)

The obvious response you would think would be the video card, because that is the only thing that has changed, but i shouldnt be WORSE off for having upgraded from a 256 VC to a 512 VC should i? lol

Here are my specs (Keeping in mind i am on a FRESH install of OS (less than an hour old )

Core 2 Duo 2.13
4 GB RAM (3096 showing because of 32-bit OS )
2.25 TB of storage (all SATA 3.0)
GeForce 8600 GT VC (upgraded from 7300GT, which ran GREAT just not very well for big games)
HD Audio
TV Tuner
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit (with AL... Read more

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(Or its equivalent.)

Does it come with 8.1 or can it be ordered a la carte...say from Lenovo?

A:Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8


Add features - Microsoft Windows

Add Windows 8.1 Pro Pack or Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack to your edition of Windows 8.1

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings.Tap or click Add features to Windows 8.1 and then do one of the following:
If you need to purchase a product key, tap or click I want to buy a product key online.
Follow the steps to purchase and enter a product key.If you already have a product key, tap or click I already have a product key. Enter your product key and click Next.Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.

If you were running Windows 8.1, your PC will restart automatically and Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center will be available for use.
If you were running Windows 8.1 Pro, your PC will restart automatically and Windows Media Center will be available for use.

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