7 Media Center- archived shows from previous version blocked.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by reiver99, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. reiver99

    reiver99 New Member

    Sep 20, 2009
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    (Sorry to cross post this but I can't figure out how to delete this from another forum)

    Last night I did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional to replace my previous Media Center 2005.

    Media Center configured perfectly but several of the TV programs I pre-recorded in MC 2005 give me the message that "the program will not allow copying to another PC for viewing" when I play them...and blocks the recording from playing.

    Makes sense that they don't want copying, but Windows 7 apparently sees a new install of 7 on the same PC as a different machine and blocks the shows. A bit scary because this means if you have a large archive of favorite TV shows, you can only do an upgrade of Windows 7, not a full install.

    Has Microsoft commented on this? I can forsee some upset users.
    #1 reiver99, Sep 20, 2009
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009

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