Microsoft Drops Media Centre Support From Windows 10, Thousands Left Stranded

Written by David Richards     04/05/2015 | 08:34 | Category: ENTERTAINMENT

Microsoft who are struggling in the search, smartphone and browser markets have now confirmed that there will be no Windows Media Centre capability built into their new Windows 10.

Microsoft Drops Media Centre Support From Windows 10, Thousands Left Stranded

This is the Company that five years ago was preaching that their Windows Media Centre was the future for home entertainment. Several custom installers in Australia even developed home servers and home automation systems running WMC.

Launched in 2002 at CES, Bill Gates at the time predicted that WMC was set to be the "next big thing" in home entertainment

Now the Company who is also struggling to deliver a tablet and smartphone version of their new OS in time for the July launch has said that Windows Media Centre will not form part of the upcoming release of Windows 10.

Microsoft has said that they have no intentions of bringing the software over into its latest operating system, meaning that users who have it running on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will no longer be able to access it if they decide to accept the company's offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10.

An executive advised several attendees about the move in a private meeting during this week's Build developer conference.

Users installing the Windows 10 upgrade will be informed that they will have to uninstall the app for "compatibility" reasons, and will not be able to get it back once it has been installed, forcing users of the software to avoid the upgrade.

Microsoft officially broke up the Media Centre team in 2009 after finishing its development in Windows 7. It was updated in order to work with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but only to make it compatible, not adding any new features to the software at all.