media center extender issues please help

I got my PC Media Center and my Xbox360 media extender somehow out of
sync with each other. In other words the WMC's don't seem to see each other.
It seems the easiest thing for me to do, would be to uninstall the Media
Extender from the PC Media Center.  When I follow the steps to uninstall the extender from the Media Center PC there is NO option to Uninstall.  Instead I only have the option to Add Extender

WMC >
Tasks >
Settings >
Extender >
(the only option i get is) CONFIGURE
(there is no UNINSTALL at this point)

The device is seen in WMC as
XBOX 360
not set up
Setup key: ****-136*

When I try to configure with a new setup key the wizard goes through the
following check box's

configuring computer settings - OK
Searching for extenders - OK
Configuring extender - fails

The next screen indicates
Configuration error
An error was encountered while configuring your computer to use with this
Extender.

The XBox at this point has a Windows Media Center splash screen open and
indicates "contacting" under that
But the connection never resolves.

This is a Windows 7 WMC PC

 

Question Info


Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 7 Applies to:

support.xbox.com/.../media-center-faq.aspx

support.xbox.com/.../vista.aspx

Step 2: Remove previous connections

If you previously connected a computer to your Xbox 360 console, you will need to remove the existing connection.

Here's how:

   On your computer

       Start Windows Media Center.

       Go to Tasks, and then click Settings.

       Click Extender.

       Click Xbox 360 Media Center Extender.

       Click Uninstall.

       Click Next.

   On your Xbox 360 console

       Go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.

       Select Computers.

       Select Windows Media Center.

       Select Disconnect.

       Press the B button on your controller to return to the Xbox Dashboard.

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there is no uninstall option on my pc

harold conard

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Sorry, I don't know what else to suggest. When I changed consoles all I did was go through the setup again, without removing the other connection. Only took a few minutes and it was up and running.

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Hi! Have you noticed any other connection issues? You might try resetting your router to defaults, and starting over; that can sometimes help if nothing else is working. :)

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I have  the same issue.  Unable to uninstall extender through WMC.  there is no UNINSTALL option...so frustrated since it was working fine for years, then I somehow managed to screw up the connection on my xbox. ug.  where does Media Centre store the files on the PC associated with the XBOX profile?

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