Media Center reports insufficient disk space for a scheduled recording

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 Pro


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Windows 7-based computer that has Windows Media Center installed.
  • The computer has one or more analog TV tuners.
  • You upgrade the computer to Windows 8.
  • You try to record a TV program in Windows Media Center.
In this scenario, you receive a message that states that there is insufficient space to record the TV program. However, you have sufficient free disk space on the computer.


To fix the problem, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix the problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me

To fix the problem, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.