That is the assumption, but I don't know if anyone has tested this assumption.IT Troll wrote:With EPG123 and Schedules Direct we are no longer reliant on Microsoft. So Media Center will live on past 2020.
You would have to block all access to Microsoft servers (through the router?) from the WMC box and make sure things still work. I know that some people have reported crashes in WMC and it was determined that blocked access to certain Microsoft servers was the culprit.
You may be able to work around these issues, but it don't know if anyone has actually tested a truly Microsoft-free WMC.