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Okay Gurus,

I installed Vista SP1 on my vista ultimate 32bit edition and now media center gives me this error when I try to view live tv "Cannot Start Windows Media Center - A required windows media center component could be started. Please restart your computer then try again. If the problem persists, contact your hardware manufacturer for assistance.

Kk,

*** sauce ?
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Did you reformat before installing SP1?

I have had bad problems in the past just upgrading to a SP without reformating on XP. I reformated before installing SP1 on vista just to be on the safe side. =/
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Did you reformat before installing SP1?

I have had bad problems in the past just upgrading to a SP without reformating on XP. I reformated before installing SP1 on vista just to be on the safe side. =/
Well,

This is my test machine I did this on, not my main machine. But yeah, I was testing the installation, I did not reformat. I had to use certain...softwares...to install the copy of vista so I'm thinking they might have caused the problem if you get my drift.
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well duh.... SP1 wasnt made to support those things
    
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looks like your pirate ship just caught a torpedo
    
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looks like your pirate ship just caught a torpedo
Test machine saved my real machine >->...

Test machine ftW!
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Quote:
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looks like your pirate ship just caught a torpedo
lol yeah... i love how people have pirated software and then wonder why **** stops working =p

Someone activated LOJACK on this car i stole !! *** ?!?
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lol yeah... i love how people have pirated software and then wonder why **** stops working =p

Someone activated LOJACK on this car i stole !! *** ?!?

lol xD

You have a beautiful point but my copy of vista was a purchased copy that my co-worker bought but he whored in like 4 machines then gave it to me now I've whored it and now its flagged lol...
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It's still considered "pirated"
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It's still considered "pirated"
Yer, I know.

I honestly don't see how the OEM fix could mess up the media center. Seems like two totally different things.




Back to the issue,

Is there a way to reinstall Media center ? Maybe repair it ?

*******EDIT*********

I fixed it.


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