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Windows Media Center LiveTV Buffer

  1. #11


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center


    See my #6 post. That is all you need to do.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman View Post
    See my #6 post. That is all you need to do.
    Yes, similar to using mlink in my post #10, deleting folder first then creating a link to another drive. When i install it i will look over the options you mentioned first, see what is best for it. Most research shows mlink way, but one showed through Media Center itself. Is this only for recorded or LiveTV Buffer, doing it that way through Media Center task settings. I will know when i install it again.

    By the way i have new system and i just realized my WMC key will not work if i use it, it was from the other system i had before, so if i do this i first need to purchase another key i believe.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center


    I have not had to delete any folders to make it work. Just tellit where not to save, and then tell it the new location to save the recordingor live tv buffer.

    I have done this with Windows 7 and 8.1 with no problems.

    Good luck with all of this, hope it works out for you.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman View Post
    I have not had to delete any folders to make it work. Just tellit where not to save, and then tell it the new location to save the recordingor live tv buffer.

    I have done this with Windows 7 and 8.1 with no problems.

    Good luck with all of this, hope it works out for you.
    Thanks !! Post back when i decide first what i will do, since key i have for WMC will not work on another system and will cause me to have to reinstall Win8.1 again if i did try to use this key. Sorry did not realize that when i originally posted this issue. Have new system now, that was on different system with Windows 8.1 ,WMC.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Update to thread. Well after looking over some other software for my TV tuner card with not much success i decided to go back to Windows Media Center.

    Everything worked out good, following what MetalMan was telling me. Steps i took to move the TempRec folder was.............
    Open WMC, and i went to Tasks\Settings\TV\Recorder\Recorder Storage selected my HDD E:
    Went back to Tasks\Settings\TV\Media Libraries and removed C:\Users\Public\Recorded TV\
    Believe if i did not remove original media library in WMC it would write to both areas then.

    All the TempRec hidden files (Live TV Buffer) and Recorded TV are going to the E: Drive Recorded TV
    Amazing after much research before this was not stated clearly enough, other alternatives was using mlink in command prompt.
    Main reson was not to let this be constantly written and erased on my Main OS SSD drive.

    Thanks Metalman it works good !!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center


    Good to hear it worked out for you.
    Glad I could help.
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