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Windows Media Center (backup)

by rgreenle99 / January 17, 2010 12:44 AM PST

Has anyone figured out how to backup both the .dvr-ms (movie) and the license that comes along with it? It seems that when and if you have to reinstall your OS (Vista or Win 7) because of a disk crash or other; a saved .dvr-ms is unplayable because of the lost license that is stored (who knows where) in the OS.

Other than that WMC is a great product if you don't have to rebuild all of your hundreds of movies.

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 12:52 AM PST
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reply to: Sorry No
by rgreenle99 / January 17, 2010 5:49 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry no.

I did call MS and asked for level II and was willing to pay the $49.95. I basically received the stonewall and they didn't want my money. They must believe this is a state secret!

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Sorry to read that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 7:56 AM PST
In reply to: reply to: Sorry No

But having banged my head on DRM issues before all I can think is that it is a secret. But just like any jail we have to make an escape plan. How you could use the file I baked into the cake I sent you in my first reply.

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by rgreenle99 / January 18, 2010 3:53 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry to read that.

I'm a little slow. I may need the ONLINE answers web site!

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The answer is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2010 4:02 AM PST
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That MSFT provided no method to do what you want. This is why I gave you an escape plan. That is, software that gets the files out.

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Have you tested the answer?
by rgreenle99 / January 18, 2010 6:23 AM PST
In reply to: The answer is.

Have you taken a DVR-MS, converted it, and gotten a good audio/video product that works on any machine?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2010 6:30 AM PST

"Any machine" = any number of troubles. But these do work ok on MY MACHINES. Sorry but any machine just could be trouble.

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by rgreenle99 / January 18, 2010 11:56 PM PST
In reply to: No.


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