[dba-VB] windows 7 media center

jwcolby jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com
Wed Dec 16 16:20:08 CST 2009

Well my Vista Windows Media Center (WMC) finally bit the dust.  Something happened (a SP install I 
suspect) and the codec got trashed (I think) and suddenly WMC no workee - no tv of any kind, already 
recorded or off of the tv card.

As a college student I qualify to buy a copy of Windows 7 for $29 which sounded too good to pass up. 
  And that version supposedly had a much improved MCE.  So I did.  Bought it, and installed it ON A 
30 gb FLASH DRIVE last night.  Finished about 3:30 am.  She workee again.  In the meantime I also 
went from a low power dual core to a medium powered quad core, but twice the ghz rating.  Needless 
to say the Home theater PC flies.  Now if it will just work for a long time with no maintenance.

John W. Colby

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