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Old 18. Aug 2013, 10:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank D View Post
I have ... "C:\Windows\ehome". Please keep in mind, though, that I am not able to turn WMC on, since it is not installed and I can't install it.
I have no Windows Media Center or Media Center services.
Mine has 20 folders with "mediacenter" in their name, and there are a total of 52 files within those folders.
So it looks like you have an incomplete install:
  • You have the WMC components in the store.
  • You have the WMC program folder c:\windows\ehome. Mine is 112MB with 193 files and 20 folders.
  • You don't have the WMC services installed.
Are you up-to-date with updates for Windows 7 and have Service Pack 1 installed?

I presume that there is no start menu item for WMC or is there?

What happens when you run WMC manually using c:\windows\ehome\ehshell.exe?

Try installing/registering the WMC services. I copied these commmands from a Microsoft Technet forum.
1. Click Start button, click All Programs, click Accessories, then right-click Command Prompt, in the right click menu, please click Run as administrator.

2. Type the following commands, press Enter after each line.

regsvr32 atl.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\eHome

ehSched /unregServer

ehSched /service

ehRecvr /unregServer

ehRecvr /service

ehRec.exe /unregServer

ehRec.exe /regserver

ehmsas.exe /unregServer

ehmsas.exe /regserver
I'm not sure if you'll get a message when unregistering the services which aren't installed. Check that the services are now installed by using Task Manager or running services.msc.
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