The driver detects the version of the firmware in the attached remote sensor and it upgrades the firmware if it is required.
To work around this problem if you do not install the driver from the Windows Update site, use either of the following methods:
Unplug the remote sensor device, and then plug it back in.
Turn off your computer, unplug the power cord, wait 30 seconds, plug the power cord back in, and then restart the computer.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Technical support for Media Center
Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have customized the installation with unique components such as specific device drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on the hardware.