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Windows media centre - unable to open.


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cigos

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Good Day Folks,
I am running Windows 7 on a Toshiba laptop. I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 over a year ago
using an upgrade disc. Everything has been fine and I noticed no shortcomings. However, today I tried to access
Windows Media Centre, which I had not used, probably for several months. A message appeared as follows, 'Windows
cannot open this program because it has been prevented by a software restriction policy. Contact your administrator.'

Mine is a private, home computer and I am the administrator. I have fumbled amongst the properties
and security but to no avail.

Has anyone experienced something similar and can anyone assist an old pensioner?

Kind regards, Plumbumgos.
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Ztruker

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Read here: The Windows Media Center won't run in Win7 Home Premium. See if either of the fixes pointed to resolve your problem.

I found this via a Google search for: Windows 7 media center Windows cannot open this program because it has been prevented by a software restriction policy
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Tech,
I detect from your careful wording that you were telling me nicely that I could have found
the answer if I had simply put the same question in my browser. I take the point in good heart
and will do so in future.

The advice was sound and my Media Centre is up and running, thanks to you.

Kindest Regards, Cigos(Plumbumgos)
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Actually, I was just trying to help with any future problems :whistling:

Searching Google is an art form some times. Unless you word the search correctly and include the right words you never get the answer you need. In this case I just took what you posted and searched on it and got lucky!

Glad it helped.
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