Windows 7 Beta with Tivo Desktop?

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  1. web1b

    web1b Member

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    Does the Tivo Desktop software work properly with the Windows 7 beta or do you need to wait for a future version of the Tivo Desktop software after Windows 7 is officially released?
     
  2. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    It works to download recordings from the TiVo. I haven't tried it much beyond that since I installed Windows 7 on one of my PCs.
     
  3. web1b

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    I almost never download videos from the Tivo. I mostly use the Tivo Desktop to transfer video podcasts from my PC to the Tivo because there isn't enough selection of video podcasts that be download directly to the Tivo, so that's the feature I'm most concerned about.
    Once in a while, I also use it for viewing photos and streaming music from iTunes.
     
  4. webin

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    I'm sure I'll be saying this a lot in the coming months (all over the web)... if it works with Vista there's a very good chance it will work in Win7.
     
  5. MickeS

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    Some apps won't install, because thw Windows version is 6.1 instead of 6.0 and they just don't allow it. I think that was the case with TiVo Desktop when it came out for Vista.

    Either way, TiVo Desktop installs fine in Windows 7 Beta. I haven't actually used it yet though, just have it installed and running. pyTiVo (wmcbrine fork 8.20.08) works fine too.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2009 #6 of 43
    hdfatboy2003@mac

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    I have it installed and working but for the life of me it won't accept my Plus Key. I keep getting an invalid plus key error. Anyone else with this problem?

    Updated Info: I put desktop and the plusupgrade .exe into Visa compat mode and it accepted by key.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2009 #7 of 43
    montivette

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    Good tip. I wish I had read it earlier. I could not get the key to work either.

    Thought Maybe cause my original version was too old so I bought another key. It did not work either.

    Did the compatibility mode and it took.

    However I tried to transfer two videos from PC to the Tivo but I keep on getting Microsoft C++ Runtime errors on TivoServer.exe stating the application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2009 #8 of 43
    BankZ

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    Works great for me on Windows 7 x64
     
  9. Feb 7, 2009 #9 of 43
    SugarBowl

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    Windows 7 works great on Virtualbox if you want to run multiple OS's.
     
  10. i2k

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    the key issue can also be solved by pasting your key into a registry value
     
  11. i2k

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    Has anyone had the Tivo Desktop Plus auto transfer work for them?
     
  12. Keith Elkin

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    I keep getting an error towards the effect of "TivoServer.exe" (forget exact name) has terminated" over and over. I had the issues with the plus key working too, but I got around it by installing an older version and then upgrading over it on Win 7 x64.
     
  13. seggers

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    I run the 64 bit version and have Desktop Plus. I got a 3+Gb file off of my S3, including changing the registered PC name at TiVo.

    Haven't tried anything.

    As an aside, so far I am liking my time with W7. It's a shame that MS will make another pigs ear of it with the number of different versions....

    Seggers
     
  14. markdmac

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    I was running Desktop 2.6.2 on Vista for a while and all worked well. After upgrading to Windows 7 I noticed that my slideshows did not work well. I could view a few individual photos from my PC using my TiVo, but not all. I upgraded to version 2.7 of TiVo Desktop and all of a sudden had to install the Bonjour Service from Apple. That service seems to freak out periodically and if I stop it TiVo Desktop won't run. I've also experienced TiVo desktop blue screening my Windows 7.

    I'd first like to know if anyone knows of a way to eliminate the Bonjour Service? And if not does anyone have any configuration tips they can point to to make this stable in Windows 7?
     
  15. Dajad

    Dajad Active Member

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    I just spent the last several hours on the phone with both TiVo Support AND Digital River.

    I could install TiVo Desktop 2.7 just fine in Windows 7 Beta but it would NOT accept my TiVo Desktop Plus License Key. It kept telling me I had an invalid key. I went as far as to have Digital River (TiVo's online license key fulfilment people) issue me a new key and that didn't work.

    After they all gave up, I was about to try installing 2.6.2. But it occurred to me to try running the BOTH the installer and the app in Vista compatibility mode.

    VOILA!!!! That worked!

    Tivo accepted my Desktop Plus License Key.

    We are off to the races!

    ...Dale
     
  16. Dajad

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  17. BungeeCork

    BungeeCork New Member

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    Just to be clear - you had the issue with the plus key - which was resolved by installing an earlier version and then upgrading it - bu you still have the TivoServer.exe has terminated (or similar) message over and over?

    I have the same problem. I installed 2.7 directly using the compatability mode tip, and installation finished and everything worked well for a few minutes - but than the "has terminated" messages began and they keep repeating every few minutes.
     
  18. seggers

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    I have started to have problems with W7 and 2.7. It kept resetting evry 30 secs or so.

    Someone over on AVS tells me to get shot of it and go bck 2.6.2. Anyone here know anything about this?

    I will admit that I changed the router recently (wife bought a netbook and actually had the cheek to want wireless! :eek:) but putting the old one back doesn't change 2.7s behaviour.

    Seggers
     
  19. dab9324

    dab9324 New Member

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    I installed W7 RC on a system this week and installed Desktop 2.7 last night. I transferred a file (from a series 2) and viewed it with no problem. I am not running the server service so I do not know if that would be a problem or not. I will have to try it.
     
  20. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I've just installed Windows 7 RC 32 bit.
    With TD 2.7, I can see all my Tivos on the computer and have no problem downloading shows.
    However, the Tivos can't see my computer even though I have a tivo file in the My Recordings folder.

    Any suggestions?
     

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