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Standard User billyprice
(newbie) Tue 01-Jan-13 10:22:28
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Media centre guide gone


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Where has the Windows Media Centre TV guide gone?

It seems to have ended on December 31st on both my XP and Vista machines.
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Tue 01-Jan-13 13:01:51
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Maybe it used the Mayan calendar smirk

Or maybe it isnt supported any more? I havent used it for many a year now. What do Microsoft say?

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Standard User JonRennie
(knowledge is power) Tue 01-Jan-13 13:33:51
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No issues on my Win7 machine...

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Jan-13 19:43:24
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could be a fault, just hope it comes back, but it wouldnt surprise me if support was ended silently. Microsoft now seem to be trying to preempting EOL on OS's older than windows 8 to try and get people to move, eg. they stopped gadget downloads on windows 7.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Jan-13 20:01:03
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They stopped gadgets for a very good reason though. Firstly, hardly anyone used them. Secondly, there were some security risks with them.

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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Wed 02-Jan-13 23:29:02
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It ended across the board. If you check you will find out the licence from the suppliers for it expired on 31.12.12. Whether this is an oversight by MS or the suppliers or a deliberate act on the part of either is unknown and MS are not responding to the huge number of complaints about this at the present time. You should get some guide info that is sent over the air on Freeview minus the HD channels, which seem to show now and next only at random, but any Freesat info isn't available. Check here for a workaround for Freesat. You could use Guidetool to assign Freesat guide info (where available) to Freeview channels that have none.

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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Wed 02-Jan-13 23:32:35
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Check to see if you have the 2 weeks info, which you would have had until the clock started counting down to midnight on 31.12.12. You won't! All you will have is the one week OTA info broadcast on Freeview.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 03-Jan-13 18:00:27
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Time to upgrade to Windows 7.
Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Thu 03-Jan-13 21:18:47
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No need. There's nothing it offers in media centre terms and it wouldn't have made a jot of difference if they had. All versions of WMC (XP, Vista, 7 and 8) were affected. It seems MS have responded to the howls of criticism today and have got the guide updating again. Best guess from users is that the MS and BSS/Red Bee monkeys were still on their xmas breaks and for the second time in as many years sort of forgot to update the licences that expire at the end of the year on the dot.

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Edited by Desmond (Thu 03-Jan-13 23:25:57)

Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 03-Jan-13 21:23:54
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El Reg begs to differ, but what do they know?
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