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October 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

Microsoft has released the October 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista. This update rollup is intended for computers that are running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate.

In addition to the fixes that are contained in the updates that are listed in the “Update replacement information” section, the October 2008 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista resolves the following issues:

  • Fixes an issue in which you cannot seek through recorded TV shows on Windows Media Center systems that have digital cable tuners. Additionally, the recorded TV shows display the incorrect length.
  • Fixes an issue in which Windows Media Center Extenders cannot reconnect to a host computer after the host computer resumes from the suspend mode or the sleep mode.
  • Fixes an issue which is introduced by in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 950126. In this issue, a video that is paused may resume if you minimize or maximize the Windows Media Center window or if a screen saver starts.
  • Implements support for Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free copy for digital cable tuners that have the latest digital cable tuner BIOS versions that support DRM-free copy.
  • Expands the solution that was introduced in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 950126 to improve the experience of recording analog TV broadcasts to include set-top box scenarios. Previously, some analog TV broadcasts were blocked with the “protected content” message.
    Note: This solution does not apply to configurations that use analog TV over digital cable tuners because the BIOS of the digital cable tuners provide content protection.
There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB955519.

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  • Kivanc Isikman

    Oct 18, 2008 at 1:07 am

    i downloaded this update, and i tried to load that. i tried many ways to load this update but everytime i have read same notify: this update cannot be loaded. if there is any way to load this update, please help me

  • larry lee

    Nov 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    i installed a new dvd writer after mine quit in my 13 month old hp compaq presario.error said i needed to uninstall & reinstall media player 11,so i it doesn`t work right even after reinstalling about 6 hours of updates.i think the whole damned vista home premium o.s. is a p.o.s..

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