windows media center

We know that Microsoft stopped developing Windows Media Center back in 2009 but an unmodified version was still available in an upgrade pack for Windows 8. Now though Microsoft has made up its mind to not keep it around for much longer. The company has confirmed that Windows Media Center will not be making an appearance in Windows 10 which means that PCs upgraded from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 will lose the feature.


The company confirmed its plan to kill Windows Media Center in Windows 10 in an interview, a move that probably won’t go down well with the loyal fanbase of this feature.

Windows Media Center was first unveiled by Microsoft in 2001, back then it was a separate version of Windows XP. Designed to run full screen as a media player, WMC could also support TV channels when hooked up to a TV tuner.

Several OEM partners developed standalone Media Center PCs for Microsoft in a bid to bring Windows to the living room but the devices were not able to establish a strong footing in the mainstream market.

Thus Microsoft stopped actively developing Windows Media Center in 2009 and won’t even support it in Windows 10. Those who don’t want to lose it should think against upgrading to Windows 10 when it arrives possibly by late July 2015.

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