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DirecTV2PC on Windows 8?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by islesfan, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. islesfan

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    I have an "ultrabook" on the way from Amazon with Windows 8 installed. Anyone know if DirecTV2PC will work on it?
     
  2. jdspencer

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    I suspect you will be the first one to know. :)
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    Pretty unlikely, maybe 20% chance.
     
  4. CCarncross

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    I tried it on the pre-release..no go.
     
  5. coolman302003

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    I don't see why you couldn't run it in Windows XP compatibility mode...unless Win 8 is not going to have that
     
  6. dennisj00

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    I wish you luck!
     
  7. kiknwing

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    I'm running the RTM build of windows 8 pro and have DirecTV2PC working on my laptop. Didn't do anything special to get it to run.
     
  8. sean10780

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    I to have Windows 8 pro running and Directv2PC working as well.
     
  9. yosoyellobo

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    Quick question. Is there a Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro or just Windows 8 Pro? Thanks.
     
  10. kiknwing

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    Both. Here is the difference from newegg

    Windows 8 – This is the main edition of Windows 8, which is targeted at home users. It’s most similar to the “Home Premium” edition of Windows 7. With Windows 8, you get all the features you’d expect – the Windows desktop with support for traditional Windows desktop programs, the new environment formerly known as Metro, and other features designed for home users. Most people will be happy with this edition of Windows 8.

    Windows 8 Pro – The Pro version is targeted at businesses and enthusiasts. It includes the kind of features traditionally included in professional editions of Windows: group policy support, remote desktop server capabilities, Windows domain support, encrypting file system, virtual hard disk booting, and BitLocker. There’s one feature that might interest some of you here, though – you can only use Windows Media Center on Windows 8 Pro. It’s available as a free add-in, but only for the Pro version of Windows 8.
     
  11. tgater

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    I'd like to see an app, myself FWIW.
     
  12. yosoyellobo

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    Great info. Thanks.
     
  13. islesfan

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    Well, I got the computer on Friday and it didn't run DirecTV2PC. It does most other things great, but no go on the DirecTV. Sould love to see a Windows 8 App like I have for my iPhone, though. Not the same, but would still be good.
     
  14. Drew2k

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    Did you try to install it in compatibility mode?

    No guarantee this will work, but something to try: Right-click the installer, choose Properties, and on the Compatibility tab select one of the Windows 7 options.
     
  15. Hoffer

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    I upgraded my Windows 7 desktop to Windows 8 over the weekend. Been using DirecTV2PC all work without a single issue. Actually, first time I launched it, I got an error message about my video card. Rebooted my computer, launched the application again and it has worked fine since.

    I was especially glad that it continues working on my second monitor when I bring up the "Metro" interface. Seems like the second monitor always displays the desktop.
     
  16. CCarncross

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    I can't get it to run correctly on Windows 7 64-bit either. Exact same computer, runs perfectly fine on 32-bit Windows 7, get audio with no video for all recordings that arent OTA on 64-bit Windows 7. OTA recordings playback fine.
     
  17. Hoffer

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    I used DirecTV2PC on 64-bit Windows 7 since Windows 7 came out.
     
  18. PHL

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    DTV2PC stopped working for me about 2-3 months ago. Everything was working fine until all of a sudden it wouldn't show any video. Audio and navigating through the menus all worked without a hitch.

    Just now, I tried reinstalling DTV2PC. Same problem. I'm using Win7 ultimate, 64bit.

    FWIW, the MS Win8 Upgrade Advisor lists Directv2pc as compatible.
     
  19. lparsons21

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    On my laptop after upgrading to win8, DirecTV2PC decided that the same card in the same machine no longer supported 'screen protection' or some such crap and wouldn't show a thing.
     
  20. PHL

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    My issue is similar. I think the problem may have started when I updated my video card driver a few months ago. Most likely, when you upgraded to Win 8, you also updated your video driver. Just curious, does your laptop have ATI graphics?
     

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