Install Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008
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The Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 is an upgrade to Media Center functionality released in Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. However, there are some important notes and installation instructions you should be aware of before attempting to install the package.
-The Media Center TV Pack is only being released externally via licensed OEMs. Therefore, installation of the TV Pack must be on top of a clean Vista SP1 install. There is no upgrade from Vista RTM or previous versions of Windows XP Media Center Edition.
-Media Center TV Pack cannot be uninstalled. If you need to revert to Vista SP1 functionality, you will need to clean install Vista SP1. However, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 betas and OS RTM releases post Vista.
-Media Center TV Pack is dependent on PlayReady for playing and recording protected content. This should be installed or you will not have access to protected content.
1. Prepare a machine with clean install of Vista SP1.
a. The machine will need to meet or exceed the minimum hardware requirements for Vista
b. The Vista SP1 OS must be Home Premium or Ultimate (x86 or x64)
c. Following OS install, do not launch Media Center or go through Media Center Setup
2. Install Media Center TV Pack 2008
a. Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 (x86)
b. Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 (x64)
3. Install the PlayReady PC Runtime
a. PlayReady PC Runtime v1.0 (x86)
b. PlayReady PC Runtime v1.0 (x64)
4. Install the following patches from the Download Center
a. KB951685 - The video playback application stops responding when you watch video or Live TV on a Windows Vista-based computer
b. KB950754 - Noticeable problems occur in the video when you use the DirectSound renderer on Windows Vista
5. Install any required or recommended Windows Updates
6. Launch Media Center and go through Media Center Setup
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