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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Aug 2, 2011.
Is it true that you can no longer activate DTV2PC?
Have you tried recently? Its used to be pretty easy. If you dont get the e-mail with the keys, then you may be correct. I activated a new Windows 7 64-bit device late last year.
I'm worried after reading this thread http://forums.directv.com/pe/action...PostID=11170268&channelID=1&portalPageId=1002
I'd like to reinstall windows 7 but not if it means I won't be able to use this app anymore..
I recently reinstall it in Windows 8 after I upgraded from Windows Vista. I downloaded it and used the previous keys they sent me, when I put it in Vista.
So maybe their activation servers were just down that day those threads were made.
Could be. I am going to try to install it on my new laptop and see what happens.
The complaints were logged over a two month period so it doesn't seem entirely reasonable to dismiss it as a single event.
Ugh so people still can't activate? Not good as I use this program all the time!
Not so lucky with the laptop. Getting the error message, "Activation key usage limit reached". Tried two different ones and got the same message on both.
The program is still on their web site to download.
Is it still sending keys? I had several different keys that had only been used once that wouldn't authenticate, months (years) ago.
If you get new keys, it should work.
I didn't see anywhere you could get new keys. I think before they used to send them via email, when you downloaded the software. Been a long time but I could be mistaken.
They're still sending keys out through email.
I just got another.
You need to go through the steps from here: https://membership.cyberlink.com/prog/event/2008/directv2pc/enu/index.jsp
I just used one of my older keys when I uninstalled and reinstalled to fix a codec problem on 2/14/13.
They people in that post had an issues in January, sounds like it is specific to their activation keys.
That was what I needed. The old keys would not activate the software, but I downloaded new ones and now it works on my laptop, as well as the desktop.
I did a clean install of 7 and it activated with no issues.
I have it installed OK, but now get the "Can't play because your card does not support Screen Capture Protection". My graphics adapter is a built in (laptop) Intel HD 4000 adapter.
Upon researching the problem with Intel, I saw where a lot of people have reported the issue to Intel. They researched it and here is the answer, from the Intel, after consulting with DirecTV.
Sounds like the end of the road for DirecTV2PC on any computers with HD 4000 adapters. As others upgrade their adapters, as Intel has, it will render more and more DirecTV2PC installs useless.
Seems to be a Windows 8 issue as I read that link.
DirecTV2PC's last [and it looks like final] update was to work with Win7.
It sounds like the Windows 8 drivers are not compatible with DirecTV2PC, and DirecTV and Cyberlink have cut the cord as far as any future updates to the software.
I guess DirecTV figures why give the software for free, when people can buy the Nomad's and they make money.
There were a lot of Windows 7 video / audio drivers that didn't work so well.
The Intel video chip was problematic with DirecTV2PC from the start.
DirecTV2PC dates back to mid '08, and was mostly used as a testbed for what became multi room viewing.
It was done under a contact that wasn't "endless", so at some point it stops getting updated, and it was free to us.
It still works [here] with my 24/34s, and Win7 with an nvidia video card.
I couldn't list all the hardware and software that became useless with a new version of Windows, over the years.