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Microsoft has released the October 2006 Update Rollup for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update rollup is intended for computers that are running Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.For more information about Update Rollup 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
900325 Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
To obtain the October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, you can download it from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Windows Download Center.
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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To install this update rollup, you must be running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. You must install the update that is described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
900325Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Hotfix replacement information
This is a cumulative update rollup. This update rollup replaces the following updates:
919803 July 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
914548 April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
908250 Update Rollup 908250 is available for computers that are running Update
912067 January 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
913437 HTML programs do not support non-English keyboard characters on a computer that is running the Korean version of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Issues that are resolved by this update
In addition to the fixes that are contained in the updates that are listed in the "Hotfix replacement information" section, this update resolves the following issues:
When you scan for services in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, a connected Italian (Rome) 810 megahertz (MHz) version of MUX is not found.
Windows XP Media Center may not be compatible with certain third-party audio stream plug-ins.
A race condition may occur after you install Microsoft Windows Media Player 11. Because of this problem, licenses are not saved for TV programs that are recorded and protected. For example, TV programs that are recorded from a provider such as HBO or Showtime will only play for up to three days.
Information for Windows Media Center Extenders
Windows Media Center Extenders, such as the Microsoft Xbox 360, use network ports to communicate over the network with computers that are running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update rollup contains updates to Media Center programs that may have been previously configured as "approved" or "allowed" by a third-party firewall. If you use a third-party firewall, you may have to manually update your firewall to let the new versions of these programs access the ports. If you do not perform these firewall updates, you may experience failures when you try to connect the Windows Media Center Extender to the Media Center computer.
Media Center Technical Support
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.