EXE in Windows Explorer; by creating a desktop icon and then clicking on it (with and without administrator rights); and even by going into the Task Scheduler and running it from there.
Most of the time, the result is literally nothing: there is no feedback, no indication that it's done anything.
The only channels that have current EPG data are the high-definition local channels: we have nothing for regular cable channels (AMC, History, etc.) or for the standard-def local channels.
I've tried manually updating the guide from within WMC; from the Notification Area icon; by clicking directly on MCUPDATE.
From this article ( we can see that Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data was converted from Zap2It to Rovi.
When I run the TV internal diagnostics on my internet connection, it says the connection is fine.
Recently I found that no programs were scheduled for recording on my Media PC.
This is pretty much unheard of in my household so this started ringing some alarm bells.
(Too many requests within a specified period of time will cause the account to be blocked until Schedules Direct can investigate the situation.) If someone wants service for a secondary residence too, then they have to buy a second membership, but subscribers are limited to two memberships.
Guide successfully updated manually at Eastern this morning (now twelve days of program information available) - it had one day left on the existing one.
I've tried adjusting the wmc feature by turning off/rebooting/turning on/rebooting with no change. Tried a different zip code, restoring the PC back to Jan 17 using an image to no avail. Included the event log which says there was an error while the information generated in the GUI says it was OK. [Attachment 40447 - Click to enlarge] [Attachment 40448 - Click to enlarge] Nope, but I can tell you that I have been getting more errors in the USA since MS started using Rovi as their provider for guide data.