October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7

It’s that time again, the October 2010 cumulative update for Windows Media Center has been released by Microsoft. There are only minor fixes in the update and  it should show up via Windows Update soon

October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft releases the October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7. This update rollup is intended for computers that are running Windows Media Center in Windows 7.
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Issues that this update resolves

The October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7 resolves the following issues:

· Resolves a scheduling performance issue in which over time or start time for scheduled recordings may decrease.

· Resolves a significant Watson issue in some upgrade scenarios. In these scenarios, the Windows Media Center directory is missing or has incorrect permissions that result in a crash when you try to open Windows Media Center.

· Resolves a significant Watson issue during the typical database maintenance process. If a user uses Windows Media Center and causes a new type to be added to the database, Mcupdate.exe may crash.

Previous updates that this update includes

Additionally, the October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7 includes the following previous updates:

  • June 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7:
  • February 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7:
  • Update 981129 that previously released on Microsoft Download Center. Update 981129 resolves a deadlock issue that results in a "Tuner Conflict" error message when you change channels fast and frequently on network tuners.
  • An update to the TV tuner functionality in Windows Media Center is available for Windows 7
  • Update 981130 that previously released on Microsoft Download Center. Update 981130 resolves an issue that results in Low Bit Rate overlay messages because of the over sensitive monitoring on analog signal strength.
  • Windows Media Center may display Low Bit Rate overlay messages on a computer that is running Windows 7
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Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.
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