Off Topic: How to activate xbox to pc? RRS feed

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    i already can connect with my media center on the xbox but i when i am at the media blade and try to make my computer the sourse for photos it says. "Can't connect. Make sure your have activated this console on your computer." well i tried doing that but then, i cant find windows home sever thing in my xp home edition computer.


    so my question to you is, how do i go to windows home server settings?, so i'll be able to make my computer as the source.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 6:25 AM

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  • Hi Jyaosn

    Sorry but if you are not having problems with Windows Live OneCare then you are off topic, this forum is dedicated to Windows Live OneCare, you can look for help and an answer here http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx



    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 7:17 PM
  • Actually, this question may be on topic as it is very close to my issue.


    I use the Live OneCAre Firewall so this issue belongs here, I think.


    1. I have my music on WHS.


    2. I use an XBOX with Media Center Extender to access the library through the wireless network.


    3. I can see all of the music in the MCE Library on the extender.


    4. When I go to play the music on the extender, I get this error:




    A firewall or Network Configuration issue is preventing media playback. Search Windows Vista Help for information on how to set up your network and firewall.



    5. I have checked the advanced settings and the the following are allowed:


    Media Center

    Media Center Extender Manager

    Media Center Extensibility Host

    Windows Media Center Host

    Windows Media Center Receiver

    Windows Media Center Store

    Windows media Player

    Windows Media Player Network

    Windows Windows Home Server

    Windows Home Server Console


    6. I have checked my wireless firewall and since it allows the xbox to connect and do everything else, that is not the issue.


    7. I have given permissions for access to "guest" on the Windows Home Server which should enable anyone including the MCExtender to connect


    8. I have given permissions to share through Windows Media Player


    I don't know what more to do here.


    Can you help??






    Monday, March 17, 2008 2:19 AM
  • I just had this problem when adding a second Xbox 360 to my home network. I resolved it by going into Windows Media Player 11, and then clicking Library and selecting the Media Sharing option. You should see your Xbox in the list - just right click on it and enable it and all should be fine.

    Hope that helps
    Thursday, March 20, 2008 4:58 PM
  • thank you very much for the help, that was so easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:45 PM
  • YES! GraemeReynolds is absolutely correct!

    I was getting the same notice that PC did not recognize the Xbox console. In my case, I just got a new Xbox sent back to me after getting the Red Ring of Death on my old console. Go through the initial setup and then after that, use Windows Media Player and the Media Sharing option. Again, in my case, I saw my old Xbox icon with a checkmark and another new one with the exclamation icon. Simply allow sharing to the new one and voila.

    Too easy.
    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:00 AM
  • With windows 7, this is what I did to get it to work...With the xbox on... go to your pc and....

    -click on network
    -right click xbox360 icon
    -goto media streaming options
    - turn on media streaming....

    Friday, January 29, 2010 2:56 AM
  • You da man!
    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 5:25 AM
  • dude u saved my life couldnt find any help with windows 7 thnx man
    Saturday, April 24, 2010 4:37 AM
  • Same problem here, butt suggestions don't work.

    XBOX cannot "see" the PC's video library.

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 4:22 AM
  • i cant find the media sharing option??
    Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:39 PM

    You're off topic for this forum, which is dedicated to Windows Live OneCare


    Xbox forums can be found here: http://forums.xbox.com/



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    Monday, December 6, 2010 11:50 AM