Windows 7 Media Player - Mandatory PIN RRS feed

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  • When trying to watch a TV show from the Guide, I consistently receive the following message: "This program requires a mandatory PIN validation.  Set your PIN from the Parental Control Settings to unblock the program."

    Some shows work.  Click on the Guide and the show starts.  But on most, the message appears.  The PIN on the Parental Guide has been removed.

    This is my daughter's Media Centre TV.  She has a severe disability and the TV is her link to the outside world.  This must be an obscure problem as a Google search for Windows 7 Media Centre "mandatory PIN" found only one question on these words in the entire universe.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    BTW: To reset the PIN in Media Centre if it has been lost, Go to Tasks, General, Parental Controls and press CTRL + ALT + ENTER.  This will reset the PIN.  (Another obscure piece on WMC knowledge.  I finally found this and perhaps someone else will benfit from the knowledge.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:22 AM


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