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Vista Media Center: Expired

Longhorn Blogs reports that, for some reason, the version of Windows Media Center included in the 5270 Vista build expired on Januaru 1, 2006. That means that developers who needed to work with it only had thirty days to do so, and are now plumb out of luck.

So, was this a mistake, or did Microsoft set it as a way to reveal something new entirely at CES? Perhaps MS has some sort of great leap forward for Media Center, and disabled the 5270 version so it could release something truly spectacular at CES, and then immediately distribute that new build.

Or, they just screwed up, and testers are pissed. Oops.
(via Microsoft Watch)

January 3rd, 2006 Posted by | General, Media Center, Vista, Windows | 2 comments

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  1. [...] Inside Microsoft suggests that Microsoft did this because they are set to reveal something new entirely at CES? [...]

    Pingback by PVR Spot: DIY PVR, TV Cards and more » Blog Archive » Microsoft to reveal something new on the MCE front at CES? | January 4, 2006

  2. you can change the date on your computer , in bios to jan 2005 or your other Operating system and it will keep working

    Comment by someguy | February 2, 2006

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