Windows 11 with WMC 8.85

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tecky7

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Windows 11 with WMC 8.85

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Post by tecky7 » Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:46 pm

Hi

Here in the UK

After upgrading to windows 11 from Windows 10 i tested WMC 8.85 with a old dual TV USB CARD 8-)

To my surprise WMC 8.85 works on Windows 11

the version of windows i used was from the uup dump site and compiled overnight. :o

and I used a driver updater called Driver Reviver

Version of Windows
https://imgur.com/a/FrdAPtT

Searching Channels
https://imgur.com/a/oj5SNLP

Channel Viewing
https://imgur.com/a/UJ46vs0

Have fun testing your card

:D

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Post by GnatGoSplat » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:50 pm

Nice! That build looks like the release version, same as mine: 22000.194. Very glad to hear that my WMC will live on, since I think I won't be able to resist upgrading to Win11, especially now that I found a script to install it without worrying about TPM, secure boot, etc.

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Post by Mugsy » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:29 pm

I just installed Win11 and WMC 8.8.5 doesn't launch.

Hopefully, it's an easy fix. :(

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Post by Speedy » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:41 pm

It works even on latest Win 11 Windows Insider test compilation (v. 22471.1000)
There's some small issues: WMC must be manually reinstalled after each upgrade; also the BackupRestore function doesn't work, after installation I must detect TV tuners and search channels. But after doing this WMC 8.8.5 works properly.

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Post by technodevotee » Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:32 pm

Speedy wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:41 pm
It works even on latest Win 11 Windows Insider test compilation (v. 22471.1000)
There's some small issues: WMC must be manually reinstalled after each upgrade; also the BackupRestore function doesn't work, after installation I must detect TV tuners and search channels. But after doing this WMC 8.8.5 works properly.
Backuprestoresettings kind of works but it puts the tuners back exactly as they were before the upgrade. Unfortunately the tuners are often given new GUIDs in the upgrade so WMC can't see them any more.

However, Gary made some changed to EPG123 that can fix the problem and it seems to work well.

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