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Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center


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Microsoft have today released a cumulative update for Windows Media Center.

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A Cumulative Update is available for Windows Media Center in Windows 7. This update fixes the following issues:

  • If there is a revoked version of the PlayReady PC Runtime installed when you use Windows Media Center to play protected content, a “Copy Prohibited” overlay message or a black screen is displayed. After you apply this update, the overlay message will direct you to the appropriate PlayReady PC Runtime update on the Microsoft Update website.
  • You reference a backup database when the guide database in Windows Media Center is corrupted. If you set a manual recording on a channel that is not listed in the backup database, the Mcupdate.exe process crashes.
  • Schedule data may disappear in regions that use in-band guide data. For example, schedule data disappear in Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) regions.
  • Windows Media Center crashes when you use an invalid path for a recorded TV location.

The update is available now from Windows Update.

You can learn more here:

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. There appear to be additional fixes not listed in the knowlegebase entry. I have had an issue with missing first digits during stb tuning since install (Win7 64bit). Not a hiccup since install of this update.

    Strangely, my standard def picture quality (through stb and straight cable) has improved. It now matches what I am seeing on my television hooked straight to an stb.

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