Media Center will not set up TV because "Windows Media Center canot detect IR control Cables"

I recenly upgraded from XP Media Center to Windows 7 Ultimate.  I had been watch TV on my computer for 4 years without a problem.  When I attempt to set up my TV using Media Centers Live TV Setup I am able to go to manual setup and search for a TV picture.  A small TV picture comes on from the correct channel.  I can even change the channel.  However when I go to the final step I get the following message: "IR Hardware Configuration - Windows Media Center cannot detect IR control cables, which are required to control the set top box.  Attacj OR hardware that supports IR control cables, and then select Try Again."

I am using the same hardware that worked for 4 years without a problem.  Please advise how to correct this problem.

Hi clicker2,

Have you followed the steps provided by Swathi?  Please let us know the results so that we can assist you further, if required.


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Last updated March 16, 2018 Views 2,648 Applies to: