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Port your recording schedule from Vista MC (pre-TV Pack) to Windows 7 upgrade

If your ready to move up to Windows 7 but are worried about loosing your recording schedules then worry no more. On the Windows Media Center Team Blog they have a solution for porting your recordings from Vista (pre-TV pack) to Windows 7: Important note: This method is to port…

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Microsoft Digital Cable Firmware FAQ

Microsoft have created a FAQ explaining the situation regarding the upcoming ATI digital cable firmware. It looks like that with the exception of SDV support Windows Vista uses will have the same benefits as Windows 7 users from the updated firmware including the relaxed copy protection It also explains how…

My Movies 3.0 Screenshots and release date

I have some exclusive screenshots of the all new My Movies 3. On Tuesday I will have an interview with Brian Binnerup the developer behind My Movies and he is going to talk about the new features and UI in the Vista and Windows 7 version of My Movies. Tuesday…

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June 2009 Updates for Media Center (Updated)

Jason Tsang has details of the updates coming down from Windows Update for Vista Media Center (KB967632) and Vista with TV Pack (KB966315) [UPDATE: The KB pages are up now and there have been some minor changes, thanks to peterfnet] June 2009 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista (KB967632)…

Introducing the TDL Reader for Windows Media Center

I am pleased to be able to introduce the brand new TDL Reader, a Media Center addin that enables The Digital Lifestyle.co mcontent in the 10 foot Windows Media Center UI. You can get all the TDL blogs, podcasts, videos and browse them directly from Windows Media Center There are…

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Service Pack 2 for Vista available to download

Still running Windows Vista ? If so you may be interested in downloading Service Pack 2, I have moved all my machines to Windows 7 RC but I know there are lots of you out there using Vista. At some point it will be pushed down via Windows Update but…

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Windows Audio Changer for Windows Media Center

Vista Audio changer is an application that enables you to change the default output device for the entire system from Windows Media Center or via a hotkey. This will be handy if you have multiple audio outputs and watch to switch them on the fly. The application is a free…

Vista Application to Hide Media Center Menu Strips

With Windows 7 you can easily hide Media Center menu item strips from the Windows Media Center UI but Windows Vista does not have this feature. You could go in to the registry and hide items from there but mikinho in TGB forums has come up with a nice little…

New site: FixofTheWeek.com

I am helping out with a new site called www.fixoftheweek.com an IT focused site with handy little fixes and tips for IT issues. Like Windows Mobile sync errors, Xbox 360 Media Center issues and registry tips. I have just posted a handy tip on how to install Windows 7 on…

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Videos of Netflix in Windows Media Center

Here are a couple of videos showing the Netflix application for Windows Media Center that I thought I would highlight both are from Brandon LeBlanc of the Windows Team Blog Netflix in Windows Media Center Getting Netflix in Windows Media Center There is also a youtube version of the same…