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Many issues few solutions


  1. I was trying to install Windows Media player 11 in order to hook upto PS3 on my PC which is Windows XP and came installed with the MS Media Centre.
  2. But I needed to install an upgrade (Update Rollup 2 for Wndows XP Media Center Edition 2005)
  3. The problem started when I started the install – it would not install Update Rollup 2 for Wndows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  4. So I went on a Blog for help
  5. I mucked about with this and other things such as .Net framework 1.0 and 1.1
  6. Basically have got to the point with messing about on the PC that nothing works and Error code 1935 and Error Code 2908 appear
  7. Worst is that now the Internet does not work, media centre does not install and viewing anything means more error codes
  8. Also then did system restore that did not offer the option of going back further than the current point in time – did that and no luck

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Re: Many issues few solutions

Sounds like you have a real mess there that you can lose a lot of time trying to solve. I'd suggest saving all your files to another drive, and then reinstall the OS and only allow the system to update through the Windows update manager/web site, which should be able to match up the right update files. Do all this patching of the OS without installing any other hardware devices to keep it clear where things go wrong. Once the OS is patched completely, install new hardware and patch it separately watching for the tell-tale incompatibilities with XP/MCE2005. Especially watch for legacy devices that might not have modern drivers.

Hope this helps - good luck...

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Which operating system ? Which version of Media player ?
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