Posted by: Jeremy Benisek (CyberAxe) Don't Panic Business Technologies | June 17, 2009

Xbox 360 Media Center Extender to Windows 7 Beta/RC offline during Live Maintenance?

“Trying to use your Xbox 360 as a Windows 7 Media Center Extender right now?

If you are, then you already know that it isn’t working.  You’re getting an error that states “This game requires a connection to Xbox LIVE”.

 This requirement is unique to our pre-release operating systems such as the Windows 7 Beta.  Released OSes like Windows Vista – or Windows 7 when it ships later this year – do not have this requirement.  If you were surprised by this, we’re sorry.

 Again, to be perfectly clear: the final version of Windows 7 will not require a connection to Xbox LIVE to use the extender functionality.”

We have 4x Xbox 360’s one on each TV in our house and use an Dell XPS 420 with Windows 7 7100 64-bit and ATI HD USB Cable Cards. Guess how many times we’ve sent them to get serviced. Hint it’s more than once per xbox. We’re good at fixing them ourselves now!

Opps is right, my wife has been bitching for hours now because the kids and her can’t watch any tv or play any games. The Wii works, stupid 480peace of crap!

This sounds like an Obama stop being a fat ass project.

Why would you punish/opps the people that are testing your products and trying to fix your Vista trashed name? It’s not like I spent the last 30 hours fixing a crashed Master role holding DC your patches corrupted and just wanted to watch some HD TV.

NO MORE OPPS’ES!!!!!!! You might as well just rename your team to the “homers house of horrors!”



  1. Got mine working, at it plays DIVX in media center 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Great post. this is what I looking for, thanks

  3. Thanks a lot! I was having this problem as well (problem with internet connection for about two weeks). Was annoyed that the xbox needed to connect online just to stream from the Media PC. I now will upgrade to the RC of Win7.

    Thanks! 🙂

  4. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to offer one thing again and help others such as you helped me.

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