garyan2 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:46 am
You have a dual boot system with WMC in both? How does that work?
This may be the issue... EPG123 looks in the GAC for the mcepg, mcstore, and BDATuniPIA dlls to determine what version of Windows it is running and what version of dlls it needs to use. It may be possible that it is finding Win7 dlls in the GAC, but when it tries to load them, there is only the Win8 version? or something like that.
Win7 => looks for version 188.8.131.52 of WMC DLLs
Win8 => looks for version 184.108.40.206 of WMC DLLs
Win8.1 => looks for version 220.127.116.11 of WMC DLLs
First of all, Dual boot.. Years ago, when I setup WMC started with XP WMC then I was a beta tester for Microsoft on Vista WMC, Windows 7 WMC and Window 8.1 WMC (even though 8.1's WMC was not much), a very vocal and high bug bash winner on most tests(and giving so many feature requests it was crazy, only a few actually made it). I did a dual boot setup for WMC and I kept it this way. For years, I have been running 7 as my primary but, 8.1 as kind of a backup. They both have all the same drive mappings, Tuners are all setup, and recorded shows...well for the most part are the same.
There is no menu on startup, You need to go to the control panel to change, or I have a batch script that runs a bunch of tools that is on BOTH desktops, I use the "bcdedit /default" command on each one, so I can open the desktop, double click on a batch, it gives me a menu of 8-9 things, I type in the number I want to run, it will reboot the PC to the other OS and back and forth.
Windows 7 system files were modded as I said to disable the High resolution warning and the volume pop up when ever a video stops (this was bugged and Microsoft refused to fix it !!!!), Windows 8.1 is factory with no mods
The files that are modified on Windows 7 are..
ehshell.dll ver. 6.1.7601.19061
Microsoft.MediaCenter.UI.dll ver. 6.1.7601.17514
Because they are modfied, they would not be signed any more, so it could be the problem.
Edit: Looks like the old Guide Tool Program works, I'll try to see if I can use that to align my guide on my Windows 7 install...