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Setup Windows Update to Receive Media Center Updates and New Features [How-To]

Groovy Windows 7 News, Tutorials, Tips, Articles, Questions, Reviews, Downloads, Deals, Help, Uploads, and AnswersYesterday, grooveDexter explained How-To watch Internet TV on Windows Media Center.  The process is pretty straightforward. However, I’ve already received about a dozen emails from groovyReaders with issues.  Most were quick fixes. However, the one issue that was most common was – the Internet TV button simply wasn’t appearing..??

Rather than replying to all the emails for eternity, I decided to write-up a quick How-To so I can show you how to fix the problem quickly and efficiently. Yeah, baby!

 

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How To Update Windows Media Center And Setup An Internet Connection

 

1. In Windows Media Center Scroll down to Tasks and Click settings.

Windows 7 Media Center - click tasks > settings

 

2. Click General.

Windows 7 Media Center - click general

 

3. Click Automatic Download Options.

Windows 7 Media Center - click automatic download options

 

4. At the bottom Click Download Now.

Windows 7 Media Center - download now

 

5. If this is your first time using Windows Media Center, you’ll need to setup an internet connection.  When prompted Click Set Up.

Windows 7 Media Center - set up

 

6. Click Next

Windows 7 Media Center - next

Now the internet connection should be set up.  Let’s finish updating.

 

7. Click Download Now (yup it’s the same one, but it will work this time!)

Windows 7 Media Center - download now again

 

Head back to the opening page and under Television, the option for Internet TV as well as many others, should now be available!  Have a groovy time with your full updated and connected Windows Media Center!

Windows 7 Media Center - internet tv now works!

 

Ah yeah, baby!  I love it when it just works!

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2 Responses to Setup Windows Update to Receive Media Center Updates and New Features [How-To]

  1. Zac January 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    It still doesn’t show upp…

    • George January 23, 2011 at 11:30 am #

      Just so you know…..I have a desktop and a laptop. Both are running Win7. Same OS, right! I can get the Internet TV to work on the laptop. Not the desktop. I followed your instructions but the Automatic Download option always errors out with a message to go to the system tray, right click the icon and update. I’ve done it. No change.

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