Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Windows Media Center Error in Windows 7

So, I got an error message yesterday from Windows Media center:
"a necessary component of windows media center did not start properly"
The error would occur if I tried to add folders to media center... and all my media folders were failing to show up in WMC.

I couldn't find anything on google to help me troubleshoot it, but I had just installed Nero 9 the day before.

When I would restart my computer, it would also take a long time to log in and would frequently load a temporary profile.

The problem was resolved by disabling Nero's background service called "Nero BackItUp Scheduler 4.0" which I have no need for anyway.

Hope this is helpful to someone.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Picasa 3.5

Face Recognition Tagging... Need I say more?

Seriously, this is the best thing to happen to photo organization ever!