Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




75 posts

Master Geek


#23702 7-Jul-2008 16:25
Send private message

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?

Cheers!

Create new topic
I iz your trusted friend
5851 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #143890 7-Jul-2008 16:29
Send private message

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.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


28691 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #143891 7-Jul-2008 16:30
Send private message

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.


 
 
 
 


dan

1154 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #143901 7-Jul-2008 16:41
Send private message

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



75 posts

Master Geek


#143904 7-Jul-2008 16:43
Send private message

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?

dan

1154 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #143919 7-Jul-2008 16:58
Send private message

message me your email add, i'll email you the one im using under xp home, MCE Replacement Driver.578.zip

28691 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #143921 7-Jul-2008 16:59
Send private message

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.



75 posts

Master Geek


  #143927 7-Jul-2008 17:13
Send private message

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

 
 
 
 




75 posts

Master Geek


#144322 8-Jul-2008 10:02
Send private message

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.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Withings launches three new devices to help monitor heart health from home
Posted 13-Feb-2020 20:05


Auckland start-up Yourcar matches new car buyers with dealerships
Posted 13-Feb-2020 18:05


School gardens go high tech to teach kids the importance of technology
Posted 13-Feb-2020 11:10


Malwarebytes finds Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time
Posted 13-Feb-2020 08:01


Amazon launches Echo Show 8 in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 8-Feb-2020 20:36


Vodafone New Zealand starts two year partnership with LetsPlay.Live
Posted 28-Jan-2020 11:24


Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.