Windows Vista SP1 RC1 Is Installing

It took me about 4 reboots before the update mentioned above showed! But finally I can install Vista SP1 RC1! I’m curious if this RC1 release fixes some issues I still have with my Windows Vista Media Center (Live TV). Because my Live TV functionality is still not working 100%! When I’m done installing I will give you guys an update!

Windows SP1 RC1 available via Windows Update

As announced earlier today Microsoft has released Windows Vista SP1 RC1 to the TechNet and MSDN Subscribers. It will be available to the public within a week. Don’t wanna wait? Just download the patch below (read the enclosed document) and install it now! There are three ways to install the Service Pack : Windows SP1 RC1 DVD Windows SP1 RC1 Downloadable Executable Through Windows Update (via the patch you can download below) The last option is by downloading a simple batch file which will set a few registry keys and then let Windows Update check for new updates.

XBOX 360 Fall Update Video Playback

The XBOX Team announced on their blog that it will� be possible to play Divx (and Xvid) movies on the XBOX 360 after the Fall update (which will be available at Dec. 4th). They announce the following about the video playback on their website (only the new features will be mentioned here) : What exactly does the XBOX 360 support for AVI? XBOX 360 supports the following for AVI:

XBOX 360 Fall Update : Complete Featurelist

The XBOX Team announced the complete featurelist on their blog that will be included in the Fall Update which will be available within the next few days : Hello Everyone! Coming shortly is our December 2007 System Update, one where we’ve added a lot of new features that you guys have been asking for. You should be prompted for the update early next week on December 4th.

XBOX360 : Fall update revealed : Download HALO from MarketPlace

The Fall Xbox 360 dashboard update has now been officially revealed, and it’s looks awesome with Xbox Classics and films on demand. December 4 is the date you’ll need to watch out for; that’s the day you’ll be able to download and play Halo. Yes, Halo as in the Xbox game, through Marketplace, on your Xbox 360. Isn’t technology great! <td width="126" vAlign="top"> <img src="//www.msgeek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/xbox-logo.jpg" /> </td> Microsoft is introducing games it has published for the original Xbox on XBL Marketplace, with the eventual plan to bring as much of the back catalogue across as possible.

New Windows Vista updates available via Windows Update this week

According to the Windows Vista Team Blog some new updates will become available somewhere this week via Windows Update : As you probably know and as we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we use Windows Update to periodically deliver updates for Windows Vista. We do this so that customers need not wait for a service pack or another or larger release to benefit from the ongoing improvements we make to Windows.

Recording 2 Channels at once with Windows Vista Media Center (almost) works!

Earlier this evening I posted about a new update for Windows Vista Media Center. I was very astonished when I tried (just for fun) the Live TV function of my Media Center after I applied the Update…wauw..I could record two channels at once again. I know my last post about this working on my configuration doesn’t mean it works for everybody! The thing I can tell is that it’s not working 100% correctly (it stutters a bit), but it’s a good start!

No IPTV on XBOX 360 this year?!

Microsoft has issued a statement saying that IPTV functionality will not be included in the fall 360 firmware update. It has also suggested that we might not even see it this year, as was originally promised by Bill Gates at the CES show earlier in 2007. Apparently the fancy new technology will only be given to service providers by Christmas, landing the final release-ball in their court. “Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) features will only be available from the Xbox 360 through a service provider who has deployed Xbox 360 with Microsoft Mediaroom (IPTV) services,” MS told Gamespot in a statement.

Update : New Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

A new update for Windows Vista Media Center is available. The October 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista resolves the following issues : Several issues that are related to the Media Center Extensibility Platform An issue that affects digital cable card components when you use Scientific Atlanta cable cards Interaction issues that occur between Media Center PC and Microsoft Xbox 360 when Xbox 360 is used as a Media Center Extender.

MCP Certification Update

Tonight I received to e-mails from Microsoft. A bit strange because they were about two earlier achieved certifications. This is what the e-mails were about : First, I want to congratulate you on receiving your� MCTS : Windows Vista, Configuration Charter Member ****certification. As you know, a Microsoft certification provides evidence of your technical skills and demonstrates that you are eager to stay current in the rapidly changing world of technology.