Media Center Problems with .Net 4 RRS feed

  • Question

  • XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP3

    After installing the optional .Net 4 and Client Profile, the Media Center TV guide wouldn't download.  A process called ehrec.exe took 50% of the CPU and stayed there.  I then uninstalled the 2 .Net 4 downloads and it works fine.  Is there a problem with .Net 4 and Media Center?


    Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:33 PM

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  • Hello,

       I have exactly the same problem. I have seen that the program loads "mscoreei.dll" which comes from .NET 4 (C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll) but I don't know how to force the program to use only the old CLR ...


    Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:17 PM
  • Sounds like it's not just an isolated incident.  Don't know how to report it to MS, unless these posts do it.

    I just left .NET 4 removed.  I doubt that there are many, if any, programs that use it.  I imagine any programs that use it will tell me.  It would be nice for MS to fix it, in any case.


    Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:00 AM
  • Actually, I had 2 .NET 4 listings in Add/Remove Programs.  After removing both of them, I noticed that Microsoft only offered the one .NET 4 client profile, so I reinstallled it and now MCE still works.


    Friday, December 17, 2010 4:43 PM
  • Which version was reported mscoree.dll?

    probably 2.0 still

    Can be confirmed by looking at these log files




    Start by navigating to this folder and see if trustedinstaller.exe is present



    And then try running the .net 4.0 installer again.

    Hopefully this works for you!

    I find that re-installing Windows Installer 4.5 usually solves more installer issues. Assuming this is Xp. And remember to post results or mark this as solved if helpful


    Friday, January 7, 2011 3:18 PM