Microsoft Release TV Tuner Update for Windows Media Center

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An update to the TV tuner functionality in Windows Media Center is available for Windows 7.

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Here is what the update says:

An update is available for Windows Media Center in Windows 7. This update fixes a deadlock issue that occurs when you use a TV tuner in Windows Media Center. When this issue occurs, you may experience one of the following symptoms:

  • You receive an error message that resembles the following when there is no apparent tuner conflict:Tuner Conflict
  • You receive an error message that resembles the following when there are available tuners:No tuner available to satisfy the current request
  • The Windows Media Center Receiver Service (Ehrecvr.exe) stops responding and you have to restart the computer to recover this service.

Notes

  • This issue may occur if you change channels fast and frequently (also known as “channel surfing”), in Windows Media Center.
  • These symptoms may be caused by other issues that are not related to this update. For example, you may receive similar symptoms when you try to query current state of a TV tuner or of a malfunctioning hardware device.

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7 Download the update package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 Download the update package now.

  • JazJon

    Why does it say
    Date Published: 3/22/2010 ?
    This is not a new update, and windows update shows I’m already up to date.
    Is this a mistake news post?

    • http://usingwindowshomeserver.com Andrew Edney

      hi Jon

      The article appears to be new from MS, but the updates are not!

      Andrew