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Topic # 23702 7-Jul-2008 16:25
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I've just rebuilt  media pc I'm planning to use to run a mediaportal client on, but I can't seem to find any drivers for the standard microsoft remote receiver. It's in device manager, but I can't get the drivers working. I'm xp home with sp3.

I thought it was working fine before.. appreciate if anyone else has fixed this?

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  Reply # 143890 7-Jul-2008 16:29
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With XP you will need to have MCE installation. Because the driver is in MCE installation, and with updates available to download from Windows Update.




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  Reply # 143891 7-Jul-2008 16:30
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Have you had this unit working under XP before or is it a new remote? The new MCE remotes are Vista only and clearly say on the box and manual that they are a Vista MCE remote. If you do have one of these units they will not function under XP as their are no drivers available.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 143901 7-Jul-2008 16:41
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there are some drivers available which work on Home and Pro (hacked from MCE)
im using my MCE remote with XP home + SP3 on my htpc

have a look here, http://www.team-mediaportal.com/files/Download/Drivers/Remotes/MCERemoteReplacementDriver/

Can also refer to here

http://www.byremote.com.au/Hip/mce_remote_faq.htm



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Reply # 143904 7-Jul-2008 16:43
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nah i've definitely had it working before, it's one of the original backlit official MS ones.. and it was working with media portal just fine before the rebuild...

perhaps I was running media center edition, but i doubt it... so there's simply no drivers for xp then?

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  Reply # 143919 7-Jul-2008 16:58
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message me your email add, i'll email you the one im using under xp home, MCE Replacement Driver.578.zip

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  Reply # 143921 7-Jul-2008 16:59
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madad: nah i've definitely had it working before, it's one of the original backlit official MS ones.. and it was working with media portal just fine before the rebuild...

perhaps I was running media center edition, but i doubt it... so there's simply no drivers for xp then?


I'm positive XP has the drivers built in.



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  Reply # 143927 7-Jul-2008 17:13
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Thanks everyone for the help, seems this forum may have thrown some light on the issue. Will report back tomorrow after I've tried it out..

http://www.htpcnews.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21676



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Reply # 144322 8-Jul-2008 10:02
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OK, so got it sorted, followed the instructions here : http://www.pcalchemy.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=26

Basically just unpacked the irbus files from the mce 2005 disc. Hooray.

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