WMC working on Windows 10, with some legwork
Get Windows Media Center Running on Windows 10 in a Few Easy Steps
Quote :Here's how to do it:
- Download the
- Then, with 7-Zip, extract the folder to your main system drive and open it.
- Right-click on the file _TestRights.cmd and select Run as administrator.
- Then right-click on the file Installer.cmd and select Run as administrator. Press any key to exit the installer when it's finished.
Make a quick Windows search for Media Center and it will be your top match, but you can also find it under Window Accessories in the Start menu. You should be able to run WMC normally from there.
After some minor issues I have it up and running including HBO and Showtime. There may or not be issues with OTA turners based on a few comments, I'm using a HDHomerun Prime.
As of this posting, extenders are not working with WMC in Windows 10.
[DISCUSSION] Patch WMC to run on Windows 10 final & possible alternatives
DO NOT ATTEMPT UNLESS YOU LIKE TO TINKER AND PROBLEM SOLVE.
Not for the faint of heart. Updates could easily break this and there could be all kinds of other issues. Since I was doing a new build and didn't want to pay for WMC on 8.1 (doesn't seem like MSFT even offers it anymore) I figured this was worth a try. But I do have a backup HTPC with W7 if this becomes permanently broken. Figured there might be a few here that would like to give it a try.