Xbox 360 Windows Media Center Extender won't connect after upgrading to Windows 7

Xbox 360 Extender worked great on Vista Home Premium (32-bit). After doing in-place upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), when I turn on Xbox and attempt to connect to Windows Media Center, get an error saying failed to connect.

Back on the Windows 7 PC, I see the mcx1 folder there under the Users folder. But when I got to tools, it says no Extender set up.

Anyone have suggestions on how to change settings in Windows 7 so that the Xbox can connect?

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Just in case someone encounters this issue, here's what I did:

1. Restart Xbox until Windows Media Center connects.
2. Go back to PC. Start Windows Media Center.
3. Go to Tasks > Settings > Extender
4. Highlight Xbox 360 Media Center and delete.
5. PC deletes the old mcx1 folder that you used to use with Vista.
6. Start Xbox, go to Windows Media Center
7. Write down the 8 digit code on the Xbox' display
8. On PC, you will be prompted to set up Xbox extender
9. Follow instructions, entering 8 digit code
10. New folder will be created, mcx1-PCNAME.

You're all set on 7.

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Last updated August 12, 2018 Views 16,488 Applies to: