New hotfix available for Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005 - October 2006 rollup

Today is the day for the monthly release of new Windows hotfix packages and updates, and there is a new Windows Media Center hotfix that has been released today that I want to draw your attention to:

October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB925766)

This package includes all previous hotfixes issued for Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and also addresses some other bugs that have not been fixed by previous hotfixes.

This package will be offered as a recommended update if you visit Windows Update on a Windows XP Media Center 2005 system that has Update Rollup 2 installed.  Also, you can download it directly from this location.

This package includes the following fixes in addition to all previously released fixes. There is more detail about each of these fixes in the knowledge base article for this hotfix:

  • A race condition can occur after you install Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 that causes loss of licenses for protected TV content.  If this happens, it causes TV programs to only play for up to three days.
  • When you scan for services, a connected Italian (Rome) 810 megahertz (MHz) version of MUX is not found.
  • Compatibility fixes for certain third-party audio stream plug-ins.

Update Rollup 2 is a prerequisite for this package, and this package supercedes the July 2006 Update Rollup (KB919803), the April 2006 Update Rollup (KB914548), the January 2006 Update Rollup (KB912067) and the October 2005 Update Rollup (KB908250).