Posts Tagged ‘Windows Media Center’

Windows 10 – What You Need to Know before You Upgrade

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

For me, the most interesting part of this article is the list at the end that describes features of previous versions of Windows that won’t be supported by Windows 10.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will be released July 29, 2015 for PC and tablets. The operating system will be provided as a free upgrade to the majority of existing Windows systems but also available through retail channels, for instance as system builder editions or pre-installed on devices. This guide provides you with an overview of information about the upgrade to Windows 10. It is as comprehensive as possible and will provide you with all information needed in regards to the upgrade.


Top Alternatives for Windows Media Center

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

I’m gonna miss Windows Media Center, but fortunately there are plenty of replacements …

Now that Microsoft confirmed that Windows Media Center won’t be part of Windows 10, it is time to look at suitable alternatives for the build in program. Microsoft called Windows Media Center an “entertainment system” for the whole PC. It supported the recording of HDTV (with the correct equipment), playback of media, music playback, photo streams and online streaming. The program was only available in some versions of Windows and should not be confused with Windows Media Player which Windows 10 will still ship with.


3 Free Windows Alternatives to Media Center

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The reviews of the three Media Center alternatives were definitely helpful, but the thing that struck me most about the article is that the entire story seemed like yet another reason to avoid Windows 8 for as long as humanly possible …

With the move to Windows 8 Microsoft has not killed Media Center as many had feared they would, but they have made it much less appealing in several ways.  The popular home theater computer (HTPC) software will only be available as a paid add-on for the new operating system.  On top of that, Microsoft has removed the ability to have the app start automatically whenever Windows boots up and they removed DVD playback from Media Player although there are ways to fix that, including buying the Media Center upgrade pack.