Windows Media Player & Windows Media Center to lose metadata support

It has been a while since I have been able to write anything Windows Media Center related, but today’s post is not exactly good news. Microsoft have announced (via a change to the support documents) that they are discontinuing the metadata service for Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player…

Microsoft moving to monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

With Windows 10 Microsoft switched to rollup updates so you only had to get the latest update when setting a new machine up whereas the situation with Windows 7 and 8.1 is much more complex with gigabytes of separate updates which is easy to get into a mess with when…

Windows Update KB3004394 causing issues for Windows Media Center DRMed content

A quick heads up to Windows 7 Media Center users who have TV shows recorded with DRM (which means mainly CableCARD recordings and not anything recorded on Freeview HD). Windows Update KB3004394 is breaking playback back of protected content on Windows 7 Media Center. Silicon Dust alerted its followers on…

Quick Review: Crazy Talk 7PR v7.2 PRO by Reallusion Inc

Basically the software allows you to create an animated head either from a photograph, illustration or one of the supplied cartoons. The software did take a little time to download and install but this is more dependent on ones broadband speeds and computer system than anything else. After downloading it…

My Movies for Windows Media Center 4.05 Build 5 released

My Movies for Windows Media Center has been updated to build 5 of version 4.05. Build 5 has an update to the My Movies API commands and location syncing to the server. Also in this build is a fixe for MediaInfo and fixes for SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows…

Internet Explorer 10 available for Windows 7

Microsoft have posted Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. After a very long preview and testing phase the browser is finally available for Windows 7 machines. Microsoft say the browser is faster and more secure than Internet Explorer 9. On the MSDN IE blog Microsoft say that IE10 is 20%…

Windows Phone app for desktop preview 3 released

Microsoft have released preview 3 of the Windows Phone app for the desktop. The Windows 7 and Windows 8 app enables syncing of content with a Windows Phone (including syncing podcasts from iTunes). Microsoft see it as a replacement for the Zune desktop software as the Zune app will not…

Windows Phone app for desktop (beta) available

Microsoft released the Windows Phone app in the Windows Store which works on Windows RT and Windows 8 and they have just released a beta of a desktop Windows Phone app. The app works with Windows 7 and Windows 8 (not RT, for that you need the store version) and…

TIP: Moving Windows 7 to new hardware you might need fix_7hdc

If you have ever moved a working Windows 7 (Or Server 2008) disk  to  new hardware (say you have changed the Motherboard) then  you have probably come across the issue where on booting you find it getting stuck in a loop rebooting every time it gets to the windows screen. …

GeForce R304 beta drivers available for Windows 7

NVIDIA have released GeForce R304 beta drivers for Windows 7, the update is mainly about updates for games and will be out for Windows XP and Windows 8 in the future.   Summertime gaming officially begins this week and GeForce R304 drivers are here to kick it off NVIDIA style….

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