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Get Windows Media Center Running on Windows 10 in a Few Easy Steps

Get Windows Media Center Running on Windows 10 in a Few Easy Steps lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Video index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Get Windows Media Center Running on Windows 10 in a Few Easy Steps Patrick Allan 9/10/15 2:30pm Filed to: windows windows 10 windows media center media center tv tv tuner dvr streaming media streaming add-ons 66 14 Edit Promote Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Microsoft has officially killed off Windows Media Center , but there’s still hope for you if alternatives like Kodi just don’t seem to fill the void. Here’s how you can get Windows Media Center running on Windows 10. XBMC (Now Kodi) Gets Speed Improvements and a Ton of Bug Fixes XBMC (Now Kodi) Gets Speed Improvements and a Ton of Bug Fixes XBMC (Now Kodi) Gets Speed Improvements and a Ton… XBMC, one of our favorite media center suites, has officially been renamed Kodi with the release of … Read more Read more According to the Vice President of Windows and Devices Group, Gabriel Aul , Microsoft parted ways with WMC because of “decreased usage.” That actually left a lot of people scrambling for a way to keep WMC alive. Thanks to some dedicated users at the My Digital Life Forums , a quick download and a couple command scripts will get WMC running on your Windows 10 machine in a jiff. Here’s how to do it: Advertisement Advertisement Download the WindowsMediaCenter_10.0.10134.0v2.1.rar file here . Then, with 7-Zip , extract the folder to your main system drive and open it. Right-click on the file _TestRights.cmd and select Run as administrator. Then right-click on the file Installer.cmd and select Run as administrator. Press any key to exit the installer when it’s finished. Make a quick Windows search for Media Center and it will be your top match, but you can also find it under Window Accessories in the Start menu. You should be able to run WMC normally from there. Patch WMC to run on Windows 10 final & possible alternatives | My Digital Life Forums via BetaNews Gear from Kinja Deals Bestsellers: Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Surge Protector Flexi Vario: A Better, Compact, Modular Pet Leash Nuance's Popular Dragon Dictation Software is Heavily Discounted Today Reply 66 replies Leave a reply You may also like Gizmodo Bernie Just Printed a Gigantic Trump Tweet and Brought It to the Senate Floor Yesterday 12:27pm Gizmodo Doctors: Seriously, Stop Sticking Q-Tips In Your Ears Tuesday 11:00am The Garage Here's Exactly How Manual Transmissions Are Different From Automatics Yesterday 10:55am Recent from Patrick Allan 1.9K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan Build Some DIY, Smart Switching Baby Monitor Headphones Yesterday 3:00pm 4 15 25.6K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan The Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Finding a Job In 2017 Yesterday 2:30pm 1 3.3K Lifehacker · Patrick Allan Wanderu's New Explore Tool Makes Planning Spontaneous Day Trips Easy Yesterday 1:30pm Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2017 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.