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June 28, 2007

June 2007 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows Vista

Tuesday saw the release of the June 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista on Windows Update.  Steven Bink highlights the update and Ian Dixon also talks about the update as well on his blog.  

The June 2007 Cumulative Update resolves several issues in Windows Media Center including a update to the Digital Cable Card component in Media Center that improves the interaction between the CableCARD, digital cable tuner, and Media Center.

With this update programs for enabling the use of Windows Media Extenders (such as the Xbox 360) have been updated. You may need to update your third party firewall to take into account the changes to these programs and enable access through the firewall to your Windows Media Extender. For example, I use Windows Live OneCare to protect my PC I use for Media Center. In Windows Live OneCare’s Firewall Advanced Settings, you will notice it lists programs by name and version.

Other third party firewalls may do the same. With this month’s update, those version numbers for some of the programs necessary for using Windows Media Extenders may have changed so you might need to go in and give access to those applications again with their new versions.

You read up on the details on the June 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center in Windows Vista here. And you can download the package without going through Windows Update here (although I suggest using Windows Update of course).