Windows Media Center now unofficially available on Windows 10

Windows 10 logoMicrosoft decided to discontinue Windows Media Center in Windows 10, so the new operating system doesn’t come with the famous entertainment software, as the Redmond-based giant hopes that all the apps pre-installed in the new OS version can compensate for the lack of WMC.

That’s not happening though, and despite the free DVD player that Microsoft is offering to users who upgrade from a WMC version of Windows, many still want the media pack to be available in Windows 10.

And fortunately, there’s now a way to do that easily, but keep in mind that it’s all unofficial and Microsoft does not encourage anyone to resort to third-party tricks like this one to use Windows Media Center.

The workaround to install Windows Media Center on Windows 10 was posted on MDL forums (via WindowsCentral), and there’s still no statement from Microsoft regarding it, so it’s hard to tell whether the company has any plans to block it in a future OS update or not.

Windows Media Center now unofficially available on Windows 10

Before everything, make sure you create a backup of Windows 10, just to be on the safe side in case something goes wrong.

What you need before getting started is this Windows Media Center addon and Windows 10, either build 10240, which is the RTM version we all got on July 29, or 10532, the first preview build released to insiders after the grand debut of the OS.

Unpack the archive and run the file called "_TestRights.cmd" with administrator rights. You should see a command prompt initializing and running some commands. If this happens, everything goes right. When the process ends, reboot your computer, open the extracted folder and run “Installer.cm” with administrator privileges.

Once the install comes to an end, you should be able to run Windows Media Center just like in Windows 7 and 8.1. The icon should be pinned to the taskbar for easy access.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, Windows 10

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)