Originally Posted by mdavej
I try to think of my HTPC as an appliance like my Tivo, Roku, Xbox, PS3, Raspberry Pi, iPhone, Android phone, Kindle, etc. which all run different OS's. Doesn't matter what it is, it's at a level I never see anyway. Since I want my HTPC to always function just as it does today, it is frozen, it never updates. It just works day in, day out, no surprise updates breaking anything that have to be rolled back. I learned my lesson on that a long time ago.
I have one laptop on Win 8 still, simply because no working video driver in Win 10 exists and never will (the manufacturer has confirmed it). One of my kids run Linux, my HTPC is on Win 7, and my other PCs are Win 10.
If your HTPC dies and you replace it with Win 10, just load WMC back on it. No need to endure that pain now and refuse to load WMC just because it isn't "supported" by MS.
Having said all that, I'm delving into the past a little with my examples. My HTPC has actually been retired for a while. But if I powered it back up, it would work the same as the day I decommissioned it.
Well, I don't have all those types of appliances. But what I meant was there are procedures that are probably differently performed in W10 than in W7. Hard for me to keep track as I'm not a newbie with PCs (my first one ran on DOS and had a 20mb HD), but I simply don't stay on top of the latest and greatest changes that go on. I don't need my PC to make a cup of coffee; what I do on it is more than enough.
The terminology used on here gets way over my head at times. Thank you for explaining "frozen" as Charles R mentioned it several times and I didn't quite get what he was discussing. That is an option.
When you mention when my PC dies and replace it with Win 10, I suppose you meant that the replacement PC had Win 10 on it. You said to load WMC on the new one. Do you mean the current "hack" that I haven't read the details yet about? Would most likely be much more refined by that point too.
All this might be moot, as I just spent the last couple hours installing Kodi on my backup PC that I had been using NextPVR as a tryout for. I really like Kodi. Yes it took some work (and isn't done by a long shot) but just about everything you buy requires an initial setup, so I can't complain. I watched a YouTube video on getting it installed as it's not as straight forward as just installing an add-on. But seeing what there is to add on to it, kind of makes WMC look like that Element TV I mentioned earlier. (I don't own one and don't buy bargain stuff like that) It truly is an experience. I wonder why
didn't tell me how great it was? Yes, Kelson, I know it's because I didn't show interest in maintaining something.
Anyways, it's a work in process so now I have to find something else to do during the time I had set aside jumping off the Brent Spence Bridge.