Hello there! I hope someone out there can help me. I'm running Vista Ultimate, and whenever i try to steam content via my '4od' (meaning '4 On Demand') manager (a free 'catch-up' service offered by Channel 4 here in the UK) my Delivery Service Manager device stops working. I've done a bit of digging, and i've found that my windows media center network sharing service is to blame. Whenever this tries to start (i.e. when i click 'stream' or 'download' in the 4od application) it crashes right away, and the 4od download/streaming manger along with it.
Ive accessed the windows media center network sharing service and tried to set it up so its on 'auto' mode or 'manual' mode, but nothing works - it keeps crashing when press 'start' in the devices properties manager.
Should I try a re-install? If so, where can I get it from, because ive looked everywhere and I cant find it! Many thanks, Scott
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just been fixing a window vista laptop with problems
Microsoft stopped supporting windows vista years ago
no updates or upgrades
you are at base service pack one
and computer should have been updated to service pack 3 years ago
from service pack 3 a windows 10 upgrade is possible
try an ethernet or usb wifi connection .
.see if the computer will run the way you want it
any windows vista computer is a x32 bit system
with upgrades can run x64
x86 is the current
if you are running anything higher than 32 or x64 software the computer will be slow sometimes freeze or shut down
vista came out same time as and dial up internet
and early broad band
vista can run office 95 but windows 2000 is stable
right lick on the internet icon right side down of your monitor screen and select open networking sharing center and at the left side upper corner you see change advanced sharing center click for that one and turn on your TURN ON NETWORK DISCOVERY AND FILE PRINTER SHARING.
Wmpnetwk.exe is a media player network sharing service. It is annoying and useless(as you have already noticed). Click start->Run->Type in "services.msc"(without the quotes). Then click on the services tab, and uncheck the box next to wmpnetwk.exe. Click apply, close the configuration utility and reboot your computer. If you ever want to start the media sharing service again you can start it from windows media player.
go to control panel>>add and remove prgrams>>click on add/reomve windows components on the left panel.
make sure you have the system CD.
put a check mark in "networking services" and "other network files and print services" install the addtional services.
check the share volume, make sure you have given the user rights to access the drive.