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by HDTV-WMC-fan
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

Augustus wrote:
HDTV-WMC-fan wrote:
Augustus wrote:Yeah, that was just a typo, I have been using .com.

I have not gotten a single successful ping, 100% time outs over two days.

Where are you located?
I'm in the Columbus OH area.

I believe the IPs are only needed in the transfer from Zap2it to Rovi

My guide has worked flawlessly (OTA channels) since my WMC switched to Rovi (using the fix in my post #1501).

My EPG downloads in less then a minute, so I don't think WMC is using these IPs for the guide downloads. Just did a manual download a few minutes ago and all is just fine. The forum member who is the real expert on this is kdurbin82.

Go here for the proof:

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/sea ... sf=msgonly
No proof is needed - as I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I have another machine which made the switch (I guess I got lucky with the timing) and has worked fine since then.

So I agree that the data.tvdownload.microsoft.com address is only needed for the switch over.

Interestingly, when I just pinged data.tvdownload.microsoft.com it resolved to a new, different IP: 65.55.5.170. Unfortunately that times out as well.

So maybe they are changing things up, maybe even trying to fix it. We will see.

By the way, does anybody know if there is any truth to the rumors that the Windows 10 team has commandeered most of the WMC servers to handle the massive overloads caused by demand for Windows 10 downloads?
by Augustus
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

HDTV-WMC-fan wrote:
Augustus wrote:Yeah, that was just a typo, I have been using .com.

I have not gotten a single successful ping, 100% time outs over two days.

Where are you located?
I'm in the Columbus OH area.

I believe the IPs are only needed in the transfer from Zap2it to Rovi

My guide has worked flawlessly (OTA channels) since my WMC switched to Rovi (using the fix in my post #1501).

My EPG downloads in less then a minute, so I don't think WMC is using these IPs for the guide downloads. Just did a manual download a few minutes ago and all is just fine. The forum member who is the real expert on this is kdurbin82.

Go here for the proof:

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/sea ... sf=msgonly
No proof is needed - as I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I have another machine which made the switch (I guess I got lucky with the timing) and has worked fine since then.

So I agree that the data.tvdownload.microsoft.com address is only needed for the switch over.

Interestingly, when I just pinged data.tvdownload.microsoft.com it resolved to a new, different IP: 65.55.5.170. Unfortunately that times out as well.

So maybe they are changing things up, maybe even trying to fix it. We will see.
by HDTV-WMC-fan
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

Augustus wrote:Yeah, that was just a typo, I have been using .com.

I have not gotten a single successful ping, 100% time outs over two days.

Where are you located?
I'm in the Columbus OH area.

I believe the IPs are only needed in the transfer from Zap2it to Rovi

My guide has worked flawlessly (OTA channels) since my WMC switched to Rovi (using the fix in my post #1501).

My EPG downloads in less then a minute, so I don't think WMC is using these IPs for the guide downloads. Just did a manual download a few minutes ago and all is just fine. The forum member who is the real expert on this is kdurbin82.

Go here for the proof:

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/sea ... sf=msgonly
by HDTV-WMC-fan
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

dnsacks wrote:i found a program called "paping" that let me "ping" specific ports -- hitting port 80, I received consistent responses (though not perfect, 1 of 10 times out), so connectivity for 65.55.186.113 is MOSTLY working . . .

but still received the same directory error @ tv signal setup
Hi dnsacks,

I am not a network specialist, but kdurbin82 may be. He or she is the "real genius" and real hero mainly responsible for helping hundreds (if not thousands of us) make the switch from Zap2it to Rovi and giving us our WMC guide back.

Perhaps you could reach out to kdurbin82.
by HDTV-WMC-fan
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

wmcforme wrote:Thanks to kdurbin82 and hueyatl1 and HDTV-WMC-fan
After 5 days of trying everything on the internet to fix this problem, the post by HDTV-WMC-fan was of great help.
Your post #1501 was most helpful. I worked thru Issue 1 and Issue 2 , but I feel that
reinstalling Windows 7 and following post 1501 (Issue 3) did the trick.
After two tries it worked.
Most important to do first is to reformat the hard drive and install Windows 7 and follow post #1501.
Thanks to all.
Hi wmcforme,

Good to hear that you have had success.

My post #1501 does mention reinstalling Windows 7 (by hueyatl1), HOWEVER... this did not need to be done for both my Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 HDTV Media Center systems. In fact, all of the other WMC users using the fix in post #1501 that I have talked to have not needed to reinstall Windows either. The most important step is to delete the eHome folder and then turn WMC back on (as shown in my post #1512) and to do the fix in order. If you uninstall WMC and reinstall WMC after the fix, you usually will not have a good result. So if the post #1501 fix does not work for you at first, go to post #1512 and do the fix in that order. One thing to note is that WMC must be turned off in order to delete the eHome folder.

For the conspiracy theory readers.... One has got to wonder why Microsoft in it's vast wisdom and teams of software engineers would allow the EPG tragedy to occur and fail to provide any feedback on the issue. Could it be that Microsoft is forcing it's WMC users to jump through hoops in order to keep heir beloved WMC. Is the purpose behind the EPG tragedy to thin the herd of WMC users? Are Time Warner Cable, DirecTV and the other large TV providers somehow influencing the demise of Windows Media Center?
by wmcforme
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

Thanks to kdurbin82 and hueyatl1 and HDTV-WMC-fan
After 5 days of trying everything on the internet to fix this problem, the post by HDTV-WMC-fan was of great help.
Your post #1501 was most helpful. I worked thru Issue 1 and Issue 2 , but I feel that
reinstalling Windows 7 and following post 1501 (Issue 3) did the trick.
After two tries it worked.
Most important to do first is to reformat the hard drive and install Windows 7 and follow post #1501.
Thanks to all.
by josuecebs
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

spkelly71 wrote:
HDTV-WMC-fan wrote:pawcio THIS WORKS FOR THE SETUP PROBLEM TO!! (and also switches your guide download from Zap2it to Rovi) I had the same setup issue.

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! THIS WORKS!!! THIS WORKS!!!

DO THIS:

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.


THIS FIX WAS FOUND HERE:

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/sea ... sf=msgonly

Major APPLAUSE to kdurbin82 and hueyatl1 !!!

After several days of trying various fixes to get my guide back and nothing working, your fix worked for both my Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 HDTV Windows Media Center systems!! (placing the IP addresses in the Windows host file and the rest)

kdurbin82 and hueyatl1, THANK YOU very, very, very, very, much!!!!!

My systems were both locked on to the Zap2it guide download and would not change to Rovi until I tried your fix.

Thanks again!
This worked for me too! Thank you so much much!
Awesome! Did this to the T and got it working again!

And FYI I was having the issue where I was setting up a clean install and I couldn't even get the tv setup data. Spent the day remotely trying a bunch of the different fixes but never in this order until now, and VOILA! it worked the first time around (with the exception of 2 tuners being missing which I fixed by clearing and refreshing the tuner configuration within the Ceton app).

Thanks again!

Now on to deal with not having a signal come in despite all green in the ceton app. :(
by spkelly71
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

HDTV-WMC-fan wrote:pawcio THIS WORKS FOR THE SETUP PROBLEM TO!! (and also switches your guide download from Zap2it to Rovi) I had the same setup issue.

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! THIS WORKS!!! THIS WORKS!!!

DO THIS:

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.


THIS FIX WAS FOUND HERE:

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/sea ... sf=msgonly

Major APPLAUSE to kdurbin82 and hueyatl1 !!!

After several days of trying various fixes to get my guide back and nothing working, your fix worked for both my Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 HDTV Windows Media Center systems!! (placing the IP addresses in the Windows host file and the rest)

kdurbin82 and hueyatl1, THANK YOU very, very, very, very, much!!!!!

My systems were both locked on to the Zap2it guide download and would not change to Rovi until I tried your fix.

Thanks again!
This worked for me too! Thank you so much much!
by pawcio
Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

This has worked! Thanks a lot.
I have FIOS TV from Verizon as my provider and my postal code was in the list.
Once the new TV setup data was downloaded, it asked me to chose my provider: Comcast or Verizon FIOS.
It got the channel names and 2 weeks of programming data was also downloaded.

I'm back in business...
Thanks again!


HDTV-WMC-fan wrote:pawcio THIS WORKS FOR THE SETUP PROBLEM TO!! (and also switches your guide download from Zap2it to Rovi) I had the same setup issue.

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! THIS WORKS!!! THIS WORKS!!!

DO THIS:

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.


THIS FIX WAS FOUND HERE:

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/sea ... sf=msgonly

Major APPLAUSE to kdurbin82 and hueyatl1 !!!

After several days of trying various fixes to get my guide back and nothing working, your fix worked for both my Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 HDTV Windows Media Center systems!! (placing the IP addresses in the Windows host file and the rest)

kdurbin82 and hueyatl1, THANK YOU very, very, very, very, much!!!!!

My systems were both locked on to the Zap2it guide download and would not change to Rovi until I tried your fix.

Thanks again!
by HDTV-WMC-fan
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

pawcio THIS WORKS FOR THE SETUP PROBLEM TO!! (and also switches your guide download from Zap2it to Rovi) I had the same setup issue.

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!! THIS WORKS!!! THIS WORKS!!!

DO THIS:

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.


THIS FIX WAS FOUND HERE:

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/sea ... sf=msgonly

Major APPLAUSE to kdurbin82 and hueyatl1 !!!

After several days of trying various fixes to get my guide back and nothing working, your fix worked for both my Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 HDTV Windows Media Center systems!! (placing the IP addresses in the Windows host file and the rest)

kdurbin82 and hueyatl1, THANK YOU very, very, very, very, much!!!!!

My systems were both locked on to the Zap2it guide download and would not change to Rovi until I tried your fix.

Thanks again!
by HDTV-WMC-fan
Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

Major APPLAUSE to kdurbin82 and hueyatl1 !!!

After several days of trying various fixes to get my guide back, your fix worked for both my Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 HDTV Windows Media Center systems!! (placing the IP addresses in the Windows host file and the rest)

kdurbin82 and hueyatl1, THANK YOU very, very, very, very, much!!!!!

My systems were both locked on to the Zap2it guide download and would not change to Rovi until I tried your fix.

Thanks again!
by jkljkl72
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

deihmos wrote:
hueyatl1 wrote:WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.



Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

I am not a fan of Microsoft or of Rovi but there is no good substitute for WMC. Rovi essentially has is monopoly in the area of EPGs. Microsoft does not care enough to fix the problem. Really hoping someone steps up to provide a replacement for WMC since Microsoft has discontinued the product.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.

.
This one worked for me. We should have to do this to get it to work. I am very disappointing with the lack of support from Microsoft.

I was able to do all of the above steps except this one:

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two
____________________________________________________________
My task scheduler does not have ObjectStoreRecoveryTask.
I have tried most suggestions on this thread to no avail. I am still not able to get any actual guide even though I don't get any error messages, all the channels we watch say no info but a few channels we don't ever watch have some guide listings. I can't figure it out. We don't get those channels and never had them in our guide before and when I configure the channels, they don't show.

Now over 2 weeks with no usable guide data at all.
by dibo420
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

hueyatl1 wrote:WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

I am not a fan of Microsoft or of Rovi but there is no good substitute for WMC. Rovi essentially has is monopoly in the area of EPGs. Microsoft does not care enough to fix the problem. Really hoping someone steps up to provide a replacement for WMC since Microsoft has discontinued the product.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.

.
Ok I live in PA 15610 I ran this the first time it didn't work then I remembered I had my DNS server address set with the Google one ( 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4) I set it back to automatic reran the above and it worked it really worked I am beside myself may have even went a little crazy. :lol: I had my DNS set for the Google DNS from before when we had downloading guide issues. did I mention it worked. a million Thank yous for the help, I am so glad I am able to see my guide again and I am back to recording shows. For those of you that don't have a guide yet don't give up it took me a week!
by deihmos
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

Crash2009 wrote:
deihmos wrote:
hueyatl1 wrote:WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

I am not a fan of Microsoft or of Rovi but there is no good substitute for WMC. Rovi essentially has is monopoly in the area of EPGs. Microsoft does not care enough to fix the problem. Really hoping someone steps up to provide a replacement for WMC since Microsoft has discontinued the product.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.

.
when you signed up for WMC, you signed up for putting in some effort once in awhile. You could always uninstalling your fixes, and go back to looking at a blank screen.

This one worked for me. We should have to do this to get it to work. I am very disappointing with the lack of support from Microsoft.
Like I said Microsoft should fix it. WMC was not free with WIndows 8.1 and I have never had to jump through any hoops to get things working with it. They have not even commented on it at microsoft connect.
by deihmos
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

hueyatl1 wrote:WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

I am not a fan of Microsoft or of Rovi but there is no good substitute for WMC. Rovi essentially has is monopoly in the area of EPGs. Microsoft does not care enough to fix the problem. Really hoping someone steps up to provide a replacement for WMC since Microsoft has discontinued the product.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.

.
This one worked for me. We should have to do this to get it to work. I am very disappointing with the lack of support from Microsoft.
by hueyatl1
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

WMC EPG OTA Cutover Fixed -Atlanta

Is WMC’s(Windows Media Center) EPG(Electronic Progam Guide) showing “No Data Available”?

Are you using OTA(Over-The-Air) service?

The problem is that WMC does not know where to find the data for the EPG. Around July 26, 2015 Windows change data providers from Zap2It to Rovi. Microsoft and Rovi were ill prepared for this changeover. To do the changeover WMC needs to change from the Zap2It to Rovi for its’ Guide. WMC should change data sources by running WMC Setup. Setup fails to change data sources for three reasons.

1) Setup cannot complete this task until it recognizes Rovi as the guide.
2) Rovi needs a valid zipcode, and this is important, that Rovi is providing data for
3) WMC needs to know where get to Rovi data

Let’s solve issue 2 first. Rovi’s zipcode data base has massive holes. To find a zipcode that will work for you. Go to MSN Website populated by Rovi data and find a working provider.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings

In the search menu keep entering cities till the drop down menu produces a provider that will work for you. Most cities will not provide an OTA option. Since Setup will not accept cities you still need to find a zipcode within that city that will work. (I live in Atlanta and had to use a zipcode from 30 miles away 30601.) Enter that zipcode make certain that the website populates with data that is useful to you. Write it down, this will be zipcode that Setup needs.


Now let’s deal with issue 3. Helping WMC find the Rovi data source on the web.

close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
(if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line)
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /flushdns

click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two

Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again

Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup

Use the Advanced instead of the Express option.

Remember to use the zipcode from the MSN Rovi website!

What is this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /flushdns removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.

Most of this text is from post #1224 and was originally posted by kdurbin82. Credit goes to him for the solution to WMC finding the data site. I did make syntax change to his text, /dnsflush would not work for me I had to use /flushdns. My real contribution to his post largely has to do with finding a working zipcode which is particularly important to OTA consumers.

I am not a fan of Microsoft or of Rovi but there is no good substitute for WMC. Rovi essentially has is monopoly in the area of EPGs. Microsoft does not care enough to fix the problem. Really hoping someone steps up to provide a replacement for WMC since Microsoft has discontinued the product.

What you see above is what worked for me after running more than forty fixes and setups. I finally reinstalled Window 7 OS and use the above steps now WMC seems to be working fine.

.
by chrisvenaccio
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

ewtaylo wrote:
kdurbin82 wrote:
brlowe wrote:This morning the setup ran without error and my guide is completely updated

I live in Boise Idaho and my guide has been broken sense this weekend. I tried everything listed including a full reset of Media center. I tried every zip code around here and every time I would get the message that is failed to download and it would continue on. There would be no guild and the options for update guide and about were not even there. So each day I would try again to run setup and it would fail. This morning the setup ran without error and my guide is completely updated. Now all my recording options are gone and need to be setup again but that is ok.
This is interesting to hear. Evidently, something is happening between Microsoft and Rovi to implement a fix on the back end. It is sad that you still had to run TV Signal setup to get it working.

A reminder for those who are new here and are at their whit's end (I spent so much time getting mine fixed that I want to help as many others as I can to prevent the same). There are several fixes that people can try (in Windows 7), including these:

1. Check to see where your guide data is currently coming from
a. In WMC, Go to Tasks > Settings > TV > Guide > About Guide Listings
b. The EPG data credit will either be given to Zap2It or Rovi; Rovi is what you want to see

2. Re-run TV Signal Setup
a. In WMC, Go to Tasks > Settings > TV > TV Signal > Set Up TV Signal
b. Follow the prompts using your zip code
c. Repeat Step 1
d. If you are an OTA user, you may need to repeat several times with a variety of zip codes in your area, in concert with steps 3, 4, or 5

3. Flush DNS
a. Click Start > Type CMD in the search box > type ipconfig /flushDNS
b. Repeat Step 2

4. Change DNS Server
a. Click Network Icon in Task Tray > Open Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Select your active network adapter and right click > Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 > Properties > Use the following DNS server
addresses > 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 > OK > OK
b. If you already use Google DNS, use your ISP's DNS server instead
c. Repeat Step 3

5. Remove WMC as Windows Feature (NOTE: This did not cause me any loss of data or settings, but you may not have the same experience!)
a. Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off > Expand Media Features > Uncheck Windows Media Center > OK
b. Reboot
c. Repeat step a to add WMC back as a feature
d. Reboot
e. Repeat Step 3

6. Change hosts file manually
a. Open C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts in notepad
b. Change the file to include the lines shown here --> http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/dow ... d=1865&t=1
c. Repeat Step 3

7. Last Resort - Fresh WMC Install (Proceed at your own risk)
a. Backup WMC Settings using this too. it may not show you everything but it saved all my series successfully: http://seanmauch.com/seans-wmc-backup/
b. Close WMC > Start > Type CMD in the search box > type %systemroot%\ehome\mcupdate.exe -MediaCenterRecoveryTask
c. Reboot
d. Open WMC > Express
e. If applicable, run repair of Ceton driver installation
f. Repeat Step 2
g. Restore setting using backup file
h. If applicable, uninstall My Channel Logos and reinstall

Hope this saves someone some time!
Good post. Here is what I have done on 4 of 4 windows 7 machines with 100% success:

Do step1a and 1b
If you have zap2it listed as your provider (following steps assume you have a provider):
close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /dnsflush

Now follow the steps in post #726. Here they are again
click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two
Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again - this is what you want!
Go brew some coffee and don't touch a thing for at least 5 min - leave it at the default WMC screen right after dismissing the warning!
Come back and open the guide to verify

What this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /dnsflush removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.
Did exactly what you said. No dice. WMC did not show any warning on launch. I have WMC in the start menu so it launches automatically upon reboot.
by ewtaylo
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

kdurbin82 wrote:
brlowe wrote:This morning the setup ran without error and my guide is completely updated

I live in Boise Idaho and my guide has been broken sense this weekend. I tried everything listed including a full reset of Media center. I tried every zip code around here and every time I would get the message that is failed to download and it would continue on. There would be no guild and the options for update guide and about were not even there. So each day I would try again to run setup and it would fail. This morning the setup ran without error and my guide is completely updated. Now all my recording options are gone and need to be setup again but that is ok.
This is interesting to hear. Evidently, something is happening between Microsoft and Rovi to implement a fix on the back end. It is sad that you still had to run TV Signal setup to get it working.

A reminder for those who are new here and are at their whit's end (I spent so much time getting mine fixed that I want to help as many others as I can to prevent the same). There are several fixes that people can try (in Windows 7), including these:

1. Check to see where your guide data is currently coming from
a. In WMC, Go to Tasks > Settings > TV > Guide > About Guide Listings
b. The EPG data credit will either be given to Zap2It or Rovi; Rovi is what you want to see

2. Re-run TV Signal Setup
a. In WMC, Go to Tasks > Settings > TV > TV Signal > Set Up TV Signal
b. Follow the prompts using your zip code
c. Repeat Step 1
d. If you are an OTA user, you may need to repeat several times with a variety of zip codes in your area, in concert with steps 3, 4, or 5

3. Flush DNS
a. Click Start > Type CMD in the search box > type ipconfig /flushDNS
b. Repeat Step 2

4. Change DNS Server
a. Click Network Icon in Task Tray > Open Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Select your active network adapter and right click > Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4 > Properties > Use the following DNS server
addresses > 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 > OK > OK
b. If you already use Google DNS, use your ISP's DNS server instead
c. Repeat Step 3

5. Remove WMC as Windows Feature (NOTE: This did not cause me any loss of data or settings, but you may not have the same experience!)
a. Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off > Expand Media Features > Uncheck Windows Media Center > OK
b. Reboot
c. Repeat step a to add WMC back as a feature
d. Reboot
e. Repeat Step 3

6. Change hosts file manually
a. Open C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts in notepad
b. Change the file to include the lines shown here --> http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/dow ... d=1865&t=1
c. Repeat Step 3

7. Last Resort - Fresh WMC Install (Proceed at your own risk)
a. Backup WMC Settings using this too. it may not show you everything but it saved all my series successfully: http://seanmauch.com/seans-wmc-backup/
b. Close WMC > Start > Type CMD in the search box > type %systemroot%\ehome\mcupdate.exe -MediaCenterRecoveryTask
c. Reboot
d. Open WMC > Express
e. If applicable, run repair of Ceton driver installation
f. Repeat Step 2
g. Restore setting using backup file
h. If applicable, uninstall My Channel Logos and reinstall

Hope this saves someone some time!
Good post. Here is what I have done on 4 of 4 windows 7 machines with 100% success:

Do step1a and 1b
If you have zap2it listed as your provider (following steps assume you have a provider):
close WMC
click start button
type CMD in search box
right click CMD and run as administrator
cd c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
Add the following 2 lines
65.55.186.113 data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
72.246.56.59 cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com
if there are other lines in your file that are for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com or cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com comment them out by placing a # at the beginning of the line
save the file and exit notepad
in your cmd window
ipconfig /dnsflush

Now follow the steps in post #726. Here they are again
click start button
in search box type taskschd.msc
after task scheduler opens
In the left tree expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows
click on Media Center folder to highlight it
In the upper window of the center section scroll through the activities under the Name column.
right-click ObjectStoreRecoveryTask, and click Run
Let this run for a minute or two
Reboot and re-open WMC. You will receive a warning that WMC corrected a problem and will download the Guide EPG data again - this is what you want!
Go brew some coffee and don't touch a thing for at least 5 min - leave it at the default WMC screen right after dismissing the warning!
Come back and open the guide to verify

What this is doing: 1) hard coding the lookup for data.tvdownload.microsoft.com and cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com. As soon as you put entries like this in your hosts file the DNS that you are using no longer matters. This eliminates the need to change your DNS to google or open DNS. 2) ipconfig /dnsflush removes any caches entries for the items listed in your hosts file. 3) the task scheduler run removes your epg guide while you have a valid zip code. This forces WMC to completely re download the epg from the ip address listed in your hosts file.
by pcguy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

kdurbin82 wrote:Canadians, do you see your provider here? (http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/tv-listings or http://www.msn.com/en-ca/tv/tv-listings) It is my understanding that this is a mirror image of the Rovi EPG. My provider showed up in here exactly the same way it showed up in WMC after I got my system fixed. Another thing you can try is to use my zip code/provider as a test. Use 66217 while running TV setup. If you see SureWest as the provider in the list, then you are still getting Zap2It data; if you see Consolidated Communications in the list, you are getting the new Rovi data. It just so happened that the cutover coincided with my provider's merger with another provider, so it is very clear if the data is correct or not.
FrancoLoco wrote:Ok good for the vista part...! Now what about the Canadian part...?
I am using OTA here in Winnipeg Canada using MediaTemple software and so http://www.msn.com/en-ca/tv/tv-listings is of no use to me since all those items are cable/provider based. There is one that purports to be OTA for Winnipeg and Brandon but one of the major networks here in Canada, CBC is missing from the listing.
by FrancoLoco
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: WMC Electronic Program Guide
Topic: Media Center EPG Cutover
Replies: 1894
Views: 211065

Re: Media Center EPG Cutover

Ok good for the vista part...! Now what about the Canadian part...?
tldano wrote:
kdurbin82 wrote:
timidhermit wrote:To my US friends, please help out a Canadian...

I have Windows Vista SP1, so I am dealing with legacy Windows Media Center.

I, too, have not been able to switch from Zap2It to Rovi as the EPG provider for WMC.

I have tried the many suggestions from this thread and elsewhere, at least the ones I understood on how to do, without any success. These include:

1. Re-run TV and Guide setup.
2. Reset WMC using mcupdate.exe -MediaCenterRecoveryTask in command prompt under admin privilege.
3. Altering host files in Windows to add IP addresses to supposedly redirect data.tvdownload.microsoft.com & cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com.

I am in Ontario, Canada, with a large cable provider called Rogers. I am still using an analog converter, so no digital channels.

Regardless of what I do, the About screen in WMC still shows Zap2It as the data provider. I cannot get it to show Rovi instead.

Suffice to say, I am questioning whether or not some of those fixes are meant to be used in legacy Windows and in Canada rather than the US.

Please help!!!
I can't remember, or retrace my steps to, where I read this, but I think Microsoft does not support Vista in this changeover.
It's not Vista. My Vista backup machine made the switch to Rovi; my Windows 8.1 main Media Center machine did not. Now the listings it had have run out.