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Microsoft Release Bug Fix For Windows Media Center Music Library Issue


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Microsoft have released a bug fix for an issue with Windows Media Centers Music Library.

Here are the symptoms as described by Microsoft:

You access a music library in Windows Media Center or in Windows Media Center Extender on a computer that is running Windows 7. However, it takes a long time before the music library becomes available.

This issue frequently occurs when you perform one of the following actions:

  • You shut down the Windows Media Center Extender by pressing the power button.
    Note In a typical situation, you click Tasks and then click Close to shut down the Windows Media Center Extender.
  • You shut down the computer unexpectedly. For example, you shut down the computer by pressing the power button while you are using Windows Media Center.

Note It can take several minutes to rebuild the music library, depending on the size of the library.

To read the full Knowledge Base article, click here:

This update is not provided in the usual way, it is known as a hotfix and you have to request from Microsoft. And you should only request and install it if you are having this particular problem.

To do this, click here and complete the requested information:

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. So if you use the Xbox 360 mostly as an extender and turn it off with the power button, it messes up the library? That may be why it takes so long to view the library, even though music is on WHS. The pictures menu does this too? Does any one else just turn of the Xbox with your remote(thanks Logitec Harmony)? I always have it load to WMC since I told the wife I bought it for TV, not games.

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