Josh Pollard UPDATE: This post was written prior to the general release of Windows 8.1.
After it installs and reboots the machine you’ll have Windows Media Center again. Our test machine was using a Ceton Infini TV 6 ETH, and it wasn’t able to find the tuners right away.
To remedy that I just opened the Ceton Diagnostics app and clicked the button for “Discover Tuners”.
While it’s annoying to have to go through the process of installing Windows Media Center for a second time, we’re just happy that it’s still available.
We’ve been running Windows Media Center on it rather successfully of late (and really enjoying it on the touch screen tablet.) So after the update completed we looked for Media Center within the Start Screen and couldn’t find it.
Looking in the e Home directory within the Windows directory on the hard drive showed that most of the important files for Media Center had been removed! If you go back through the process of adding Windows Media Center you will be reunited with the beloved application.
As a reminder, to do that, just go to the Start Screen and start typing “add features”, then select “Add features to Windows 8.1″.
From there just follow the wizard option for providing a product key.
But what we really care about, here at the DMZ, is how Windows 8.1 affects Windows Media Center users.
While we know that most have not seen a reason to upgrade their Windows 7 home theater PCs to Windows 8, some have.