October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7

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Microsoft has released the October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7. This update rollup is intended for computers that are running Windows Media Center in Windows 7.

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Issues that this update resolves

The October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7 resolves the following issues:
  • A scheduling performance issue in which the end time or the start time of scheduled recordings may decrease.
  • A significant issue in Dr Watson that occurs in some upgrade scenarios. In these scenarios, the Windows Media Center directory is missing or has incorrect permissions. This results in a crash when you try to open Windows Media Center.
  • A significant issue in Dr Watson that occurs during a typical database maintenance process. If you use Windows Media Center and add a new file type to the database, Mcupdate.exe may crash.

Previous updates that this update includes

Additionally, the October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7 includes the following previous updates:
  • June 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7:
    981078 A Cumulative Update is available for Windows Media Center in Windows 7
  • February 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7:
    977863 February 2010 Windows Media Center Cumulative Update for Windows 7
  • Update 981129 that was previously released on Microsoft Download Center. Update 981129 resolves a deadlock issue that results in a "Tuner Conflict" error message when you change channels rapidly and frequently on network tuners.
    981129 An update to the TV tuner functionality in Windows Media Center is available for Windows 7
  • Update 981130 that was previously released on Microsoft Download Center. Update 981130 resolves an issue in which the over-sensitive monitoring of the analog signal strength causes Low Bit Rate overlay messages.
    981130 Windows Media Center may display Low Bit Rate overlay messages on a computer that is running Windows 7

  • Hotfix 2266287 that resolves a "Copying Prohibited" error message when you use Windows Media Center to watch live TV shows or recorded TV shows.
    2266287 "Copying Prohibited" error when you use Windows Media Center to watch live TV shows or recorded TV shows on a computer that is running Windows 7

Update information

To obtain this update, you can download it from the Microsoft Windows Update website or from the Microsoft Download Center.
Windows Update website
http://update.microsoft.com
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center for Windows 7, 32-bit versions
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Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center for Windows 7, 64-bit versions
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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2284742 - Last Review: August 16, 2011 - Revision: 1.1
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  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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