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WMC IR Hardware Config during set up

  1. #1


    SW FL USA
    Posts : 5
    8 Pro WMC

    Can't Skip this Step WMC IR Hardware Config


    So after I don't know how many times trying to set up WMC8, first with an OTA digi antenna and no go, I finally have it seeing the satellite box and I can't get past the IR Hardware Configuration screen. Doesn't find it... and I don't care. My remote works! So does the keyboard! I SEE THE PICTURE! Let me hit NEXT mo-fo! What happened to skip this step?
    Can't go back, it won't save the settings.

    Who's got a solution?

    edit: It's been a day and nobody has any ideas?
    Last edited by MNDWGZ; 28 Jan 2013 at 20:31.

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  2. #2


    SW FL USA
    Posts : 5
    8 Pro WMC


    Google to the rescue... Reality is Stupid: Stupid Solutions - Windows Media Center IR Hardware Not Detected

    I'll try this when I get home from work
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I ran into that snag also in Windows 7. My remote isn't a repeater/blaster so I get a no IR blaster detected. No compatible IR remote found. Media Center wants to change the channels on the cable box itself by broadcasting the IR codes though an IR transmitter. I got around it by telling it my input was an antenna not a cable box. Then I went into the guide section and edited the channel's. I added channel 3 and deleted all the rest. My cable box outputs an analog signal on channel 3.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

WMC IR Hardware Config during set up
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