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November 4, 2011 10:07:28 PM

Installed windows 7 fourteen days ago and have not been able to get past "cannot continue tv tuner setup" - have updated all drivers I can find but the tv tuner won't/can't update from the xp version on the machine and I can't find one for windows 7 - tried the one for vista but it won't work and it's not listed on the microsoft list - using an acer aspire idea 510 - does no-one have the answer ?

The tuner is an MPC718 Video capture. I've tried a load of tweaks (uninstalling etc then running the C:\Windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe -manual -nogc -p and all the other ehome suggestions on a myriad of sites).

If there aren't any drivers for the MPC718 it would be helpful if there was a site that said this instead of a lot of "download driver" sites leading people up the garden path. Have YUAN really abandoned this tuner for anything post Vista ?

Everything else on the upgrade works like a dream

Am placing my faith in you "wise ones" - please note - I've tried a load of tweaks (uninstalling etc then running the C:\Windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe -manual -nogc -p and all the other ehome suggestions on a myriad of sites) e.g have been many places/sites including here

http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/09/clearing-guide-data-and-...

and here

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/aspire_ide...

and here

http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_a...

and here

http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_a...

and tried installing Vista's drive

rftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/desktop/aspire_idea510/...

and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if PC has compatible drivers for Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20

the tuner isn't compatible.

so it's a driver thing, I assume.

Using ...

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core Duo T2300E @ 1.66GHz 51 °C
Yonah 65nm Technology

RAM
2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)

Motherboard
Acer W945GT (Socket 479) 40 °C

Graphics
SAMSUNG (1920x1080@60Hz)
Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family

Hard Drives
244GB Western Digital WDC WD2500JS-22NCB1 ATA Device (SATA) 54 °C

Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084F USB Device
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-845S ATA Device

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


In the meantime, I got a USB DVB-T Pico Tv UB450-T which works as a stand-alone reciever but I still get the "set-up cannot continue" window when I try and set-up wndows media center ....

the link I used to check that the card was windows 7 compatible and I assumed Media Center compatible is

www.microsoft.com/.../Details.aspx

it doesn't say "windows 7 compatible but doesn't work with the windows media center insatlled in windows 7"

I think I've been sold a pup.

Mutter mutter

Anyone have any ideas ?
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November 4, 2011 10:22:29 PM

robswad said:
Installed windows 7 fourteen days ago and have not been able to get past "cannot continue tv tuner setup" - have updated all drivers I can find but the tv tuner won't/can't update from the xp version on the machine and I can't find one for windows 7 - tried the one for vista but it won't work and it's not listed on the microsoft list - using an acer aspire idea 510 - does no-one have the answer ?

The tuner is an MPC718 Video capture. I've tried a load of tweaks (uninstalling etc then running the C:\Windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe -manual -nogc -p and all the other ehome suggestions on a myriad of sites).

If there aren't any drivers for the MPC718 it would be helpful if there was a site that said this instead of a lot of "download driver" sites leading people up the garden path. Have YUAN really abandoned this tuner for anything post Vista ?

Everything else on the upgrade works like a dream

Am placing my faith in you "wise ones" - please note - I've tried a load of tweaks (uninstalling etc then running the C:\Windows\ehome\mcupdate.exe -manual -nogc -p and all the other ehome suggestions on a myriad of sites) e.g have been many places/sites including here

http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/09/clearing-guide-data-and-...

and here

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/aspire_ide...

and here

http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_a...

and here

http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_a...

and tried installing Vista's drive

rftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/desktop/aspire_idea510/...

and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if PC has compatible drivers for Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20

the tuner isn't compatible.

so it's a driver thing, I assume.

Using ...

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core Duo T2300E @ 1.66GHz 51 °C
Yonah 65nm Technology

RAM
2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)

Motherboard
Acer W945GT (Socket 479) 40 °C

Graphics
SAMSUNG (1920x1080@60Hz)
Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family

Hard Drives
244GB Western Digital WDC WD2500JS-22NCB1 ATA Device (SATA) 54 °C

Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084F USB Device
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-845S ATA Device

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


In the meantime, I got a USB DVB-T Pico Tv UB450-T which works as a stand-alone reciever but I still get the "set-up cannot continue" window when I try and set-up wndows media center ....

the link I used to check that the card was windows 7 compatible and I assumed Media Center compatible is

www.microsoft.com/.../Details.aspx

it doesn't say "windows 7 compatible but doesn't work with the windows media center insatlled in windows 7"

I think I've been sold a pup.

Mutter mutter

Anyone have any ideas ?



First off, let me commend you on the thoroughness of your Post - This doesn't happen that often. You have saved us a lot of unnecessary responses. But unfortunately, you have an Acer, and have been to their site, and if they don't have it, then it is most likely not compatible with Win7. :cry: 
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November 4, 2011 11:30:06 PM

Well, thanks :D  I tried to give as much info as I could.

Frankly I think it's a windows problem as everything else works, except for the tv set-up in the media center which is what the media center is primarily used for, I would think.

I've tried the green button but got nowhere

:cry: 

http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_a...

Trawling round the "communities" it seems a lot of people have flagged this up but there isn't a working fix.

The usb DVB-T Pico Tv UB450-T works in it's own screen and is compatible according to the windows compatibility website.

Media center doesn't recognise it automatically, but does manually, then I get "set-up cannot continue"

:kaola: 

So I'm not convinced it's an acer problem.

This is so In-Fur-I-Ating.

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November 5, 2011 2:30:08 PM

Hi again

I've been having a rummage around and notice that instead of having an "mcepg1" file in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\ehome
I've got an "mcepg2" file

How do turn this into an "mcepg1" file as I don't think windows likes "mcepg2" files

Or does it ?

Thanks
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