Can Windows Media Center run on Windows 10?
This is something that Microsoft have been squeezing out since Windows 7. One of the big issues stopping Windows 7 users upgrading to Windows 10 has been the loss of Windows Media Center. Many do not use it it is true, but for a few that rely on it as their …well? Media Center/TV or have it running as their media server machine serving movies and music etc. It is vital! Well for me it is what I use to watch over-the-air content (and satellite) using Hauppauge Tuners. Well there is a fix…sort of.
And details are here. http://www.windowscentral.com/install-media-center-windows-10 However, I have a dual aprtition drive on my media center 7 machines. One has Windows 7 and the other windows 10 in dual boot. I selected Windows 10, and then installed this hack to see if it worked. And yes it does. However, it failed to scan for over-the-air channels. So effectively it became a glorified VLC device. Ironically VLC did a better job. I just linked that to my home group and played recordings from another media center machine that was in another room.
My advice would be to stick with your Windows 7 or if you paid for the Media Center upgrade on window 8 for now. As, as they say, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!