Cumulative Update (October 2007) for Vista Media Center Released

The KB
Article is not live yet
(as of me posting), but Microsoft has released an
update for Vista Media Center today.  This
update addresses issues with Media Center for Microsoft Vista, which ones do we
think that might be?

More later today, until then the downloads are below or check Windows Update.

Update: KB Article is now up… 

Microsoft has released the October 2007 Cumulative Update
for Media Center for Windows Vista. This update rollup is intended for
computers that are running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista
Ultimate.

Issues that are
resolved by this update

In addition to the fixes that are contained in the updates
that are listed in the “Hotfix replacement information” section, the
October 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista resolves the
following issues:

  • Several issues that are related to the Media Center
    Extensibility Platform
  • An issue that affects digital cable card components when you
    use Scientific Atlanta cable cards
  • Interaction issues that occur between Media Center PC and
    Microsoft Xbox 360 when Xbox 360 is used as a Media Center Extender.
  • Autolaunch issues that occur with video CD (VCD) media 

Information for
Windows Media Center Extenders

Windows Media Center Extenders, such as the Xbox 360, use
network ports to communicate over the network with computers that are running
Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. This update rollup
contains updates to Media Center programs that may have been previously
configured as “approved” or as “allowed” by a third-party
firewall. If you use a third-party firewall, you may have to manually update
your firewall to let the new versions of these programs access the ports. If
you do not perform these firewall updates, you may experience failures when you
try to connect the Windows Media Center Extender to the Media Center computer.

October
2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista (KB941229)

| October
2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems
(KB941229)

In addition to the Microsoft released update, ATI/AMD has also released the 1.16 OCUR firmware to the public.

ATI TV
Wonder Digital Cable Tuner Firmware Update Download (32-bit OS)

ATI TV
Wonder Digital Cable Tuner Firmware Update Download (64-bit OS)

3 thoughts on “Cumulative Update (October 2007) for Vista Media Center Released

  1. “Interaction issues that occur between Media Center PC and Microsoft Xbox 360 when Xbox 360 is used as a Media Center Extender.”

    At least one of the issues that was occurring was that for a lot of people when viewing Recorded TV in small thumnnail mode at 1080i resolution the system would lock up.

    This has been an issue for a lot of folks and Jenelle Coberly from MSFT has been awesome in The Green Button forums trying to help people track down some of these issues and offering help or asking for more data so Microsoft could fix these issues. She let people know this fix was coming earlier today.

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