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Netflix, Hulu, Next Issue and Windows Media Center fail

  1. #11


    Nutley, NJ
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center Update 64 bit


    I uninstalled most of my software security applications and Netflix, Hulu, and Next Issue still don't work. I'm going to test Microsoft Windows Media Center and the Netflix app later today. I am using Microsoft Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

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  2. #12


    Nutley, NJ
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center Update 64 bit


    Microsoft Windows Media Center still won't let me install Netflix's app. I'm back to square one. I'm about to run the Microsoft App diagnostic tool later.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I just installed the app ,and signed in and picked a movie/show to view and it goes to 21% and no farther ,I will rey once more and leave it sit longer to see if it ever starts , I don't have media center installed though so cant test that
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  4. #14


    Nutley, NJ
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center Update 64 bit


    Thanks for looking into this matter with me. It seems that the Netflix, Hulu, and Next Issue modern UI apps have bugs. My other modern UI apps do work like Amazon Kindle, etc. I'm thinking about contacting the app publishers to see if they plan to release updates that will fix the bugs. I don't think that this problem is localized to my specific Windows 8.1 64 bit installation any longer as I have done numerous system integrity checks and I am working on repairing the Windows Store app. When I read the user reviews for Netflix, Hulu, and Next Issue, there are a lot of complaints about the performance and stability of these apps along with numerous cited bugs.

    At this point, I'm holding off on performing a Lenovo One Key system recovery back to the original factory default configuration for now. I need more time to research these apps to see what is going on.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    it never got passed 21% loading video .in 15 minutes
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Hulu, will not work for me ,says it needs windows media pack for win8 N and KN ,i know what that means ,but don't understand why hulu will not just use my windows media player. I am in Canada and not using a N win8 ,so it will not install on my computer ,so Hulu will not play for me .
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  7. #17


    Nutley, NJ
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center Update 64 bit


    My impression is that some of the apps in the Microsoft Windows Store are not fully baked. Microsoft Corporation removed 1,500.00 apps from the Windows Store because they were garbage and they had malware characteristics. The more that I read the user comments about Netflix, Hulu, and Next Issue, I'm beginning to think that it is the app publisher that is responsible for pushing out unfinished software code to the general public. At this point, my gut tells me to stick with my existing installation as I could easily run into similar problems if I perform a Lenovo One Key system recovery. It's not worth it for a mere three modern UI apps in my opinion.

    I uninstalled more software applications today. I got my CPU to idle at around 2% and RAM usage to under 13%. Previously it was much higher. I'm also writing less data to my SSD.

    I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P with these specifications:

    Intel 4th generation "Haswell" Core i7-4700MQ 2.4 GHz quad-core with Hyper Threading
    Dual nVidia Geforce GT 755M 256 bit bus architecture 4.0 GB GDDR5 video RAM in SLi configuration
    15.6" LED 1920 X 1080P full HD screen
    Lenovo Ultrabay swappable bay containing the second nVidia Geforce GT 755M 2.0 GB GDDR5 video RAM GPU
    Intel 7260 802.11 B/G/N 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 4.0
    Lenovo Accutype keyboard
    Synaptics click pad
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 16.0 GB DDR3 1,600 MHz CL9 SODIMM RAM
    Crucial M550 SATA-III 6 GB/s 1.0 TB MLC NAND FLASH SSD
    Kensington lock port with Kensington Click Safe Keyed Ultra laptop lock and Kensington desk anchor
    Dual Super Speed USB 3.0 ports
    One USB 2.0 always on port
    HDMI 1.4a
    VGA port
    Gigabit Ethernet port
    170 watt power adapter and port
    3.5 mm headphone jack
    3.5 mm microphone jack
    1.0 MP web camera
    JBL 1.5 watt stereo speakers with Dolby Digital
    SD multi-format card slot
    6.4 pounds
    1.4" thick
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center Update 1 64 bit

    This is a high end and high performance gaming notebook PC. I can play most of my PC games at very high to ultra graphics settings.

    I also have an audiophile headphone system which I can write about upon request.

    It seems that my Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit installation is working properly. I enabled Microsoft Bitlocker using AES 256 bits and SHA-256. I saved my Microsoft Bitlocker recovery keys to a non-encrypted SanDisk Cruzer 8.0 GB USB 2.0 thumb drive.

    I have a Western Digital My Passport Portable 2.0 TB USB 3.0 hard disk drive using Microsoft Bitlocker to Go along with a Kingston Data Traveler HyperX 128.0 GB USB 3.0 thumb drive using Microsoft Bitlocker to Go.

    It is fast as heck!
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I just installed Netflix and Hulu on win10 preview on same computer ,and both worked with out any issue
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  9. #19


    Nutley, NJ
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center Update 64 bit


    I'm going to wait until Microsoft Corporation releases the stable version of Windows 10 to the general public, then I will pay for the upgrade and do the upgrade myself. I'm thinking that Windows 8.1 is not their best operating system version and Windows 10 will magically fix the problems. Until then, I'll keep using my Windows 8.1 64 bit as I normally do so. Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been in the first place according to many people. I'm not touching the technical or consumer preview versions. I can't mess up my PC.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I have it installed as a duel boot with win8.1 enterprise .don't use it regularly ,open it every now and then ,only installed it because I can ,lol
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