Windows 7 Beta with Tivo Desktop?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by web1b, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    Install 2.6.2.
     
  2. seggers

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    +1. I had 2.7, which killed my ability to copy stuff to the PC and putting 2.6.2 back worked a treat.

    Until TWC WNY Did a CF on the CP codes and pretty much culled it that way..... :mad:

    I use 64bit RC1.

    Seggers
     
  3. Chris White

    Chris White Chris White

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    Seggers - Would you please post a step-by-step instructions on how you got 2.6.2 to work with Windows 7 64-bit? After reading your post, I deleted 2.7 (and scrubbed the registry) and installed 2.6.2. I've tried "as is" and using Vista compatibility mode. In both cases, it will not transfer video from my PC to my Tivo. I get the C++ Runtime Error.

    TIA.
     
  4. seggers

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    Chris,

    I take it that 'deleted' was actually 'un-installed'? I hope so.

    I only swing through here occassionally, so I haven't seen this for a while. I do have a slight confession though. I think around the time I went back to 2.6.2, I also went from the first Beta to the RC1.

    What happens if you re-install 2.7, try that again? Do you get the C++ errors? Then uninstall it (withour doing anything special)? I would try that next.

    After that, if this was my machine and I was having those issues, it's rebuild time.

    I'm in TWCLand, so my 2.6.2 is pretty much useless with what I actually want to backup. I really, really, really, hope that FiOS comes through my area real soon.

    Seggers
     
  5. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Where can I get a copy of 2.6.2? Tivo only has 2.7 listed for download.
     
  6. brarob

    brarob New Member

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    I'm running a full and real version of Windows 7 Pro - had 2.7 installed and was getting the C++ runtime error on transfers to the tivo from PC. Uninstalled and installed 2.6.2 and am getting the same issue. Any new solutions to this one?

    Win 7 rocks btw.
     
  7. Ckought

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    I'm running Windows7 Professional (non beta or rc).

    I'm also getting the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error.

    I'm not sure if this is what did it, but it seemed to start when I subscribed to Web Video (example DL.TV) on my TiVo. It seemed to run fine for over a week before that, but I started seeing the error pop up the same day that I created the subscription.

    As a test, I'm going to unsubscribe and see if the error goes away. I'll post the results.
     
  8. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    I had this issue and it was the result of a Windows update. I can't remember which one though but once I uninstalled it everything worked fine. I will have to check when I have time to see if I can track it down again.
     
  9. BungeeCork

    BungeeCork New Member

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    I'm now using Windows 7 RTM 32bit.

    Installed Tivo Desktop and restarted. Windows wouldn't restart. Had to use System Restore to go back to a pre-Tivo Desktop restore point. Wont be installing Desktop again.

    BTW - am using Vuze as a bit-torrent client. It recognises the Tivo and hasn't let me down once yet.
     
  10. nexstep

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    Desktop 2.7 with Win 7 RC wouldn't let me upload from the PC to the TiVo. I couldn't see the drive on the TiVo, either. Replacing 2.7 with 2.6.2 made everything right. TiVO needs to address this issue.
     
  11. armstrr

    armstrr New Member

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    what about the final release of windows 7. i'm sure in the next week or two this is going to come up a LOT more. i was considering buying a 3 user windows 7 upgrade (only 129$ by the way), but i don't want to "screw" tivo!!!
     
  12. Krellion

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    I've been using v2.7 on the 64-bit RC for a while now and haven't had any issues with transferring files to or from my TiVo.

    Now, the files I transferred to the TiVo were files that I had originally transferred from it, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
     
  13. Lrscpa

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    What about listening to music/looking at photos from the PC on the TV?
     
  14. Daddywarbucks

    Daddywarbucks New Member

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    I'm running w7 Home+ with Tivo 2.7. When I try to view my photos on my TV, I get a broken symbol for each picture. The system recognizes each folder and it's contents correctly but cannot display the pictures. FWIW I had the same problem in W7 RC. Any suggestions please?
     
  15. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    Either wait for TiVo to release a Win7 compatible version or try 2.6.2
     
  16. Daddywarbucks

    Daddywarbucks New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I uninstalled the latest version and loaded 2.6.2.
    I still have the same symbol of a broken picture. One would think that TIVO would have a W7 compatible version out by this time.:thumbsdown:
     
  17. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    Hmmm ... my bad. I think I ended up sharing my Win7 files and had a non-Win7 machine serve them up. The benefits of multiple machines, I guess.
     
  18. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

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    I don't know why one would think that given Tivo's history of sluggish development for Tivo Desktop, but I digress.

    Trying changing the sharing settings on your pictures folder to add "everyone" with "read" permission. That should take care of the problem.
     
  19. Krellion

    Krellion ...

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    I had no problems playing MP3s (encoded via LAME), but got the same issue as others when trying to view pictures.

    I haven't been too worried about the issue since I have my computer hooked into my home theater system. :)

    Not sure if this would work, but for people running the Pro or Ultimate versions of Windows 7 (and who have the needed virtualization hardware to run it), what about installing the TiVo Desktop software on the virtual Windows XP mode?
     

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