DigiDesign Protools 6.7 On Window Media Center RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does any one know about resolving issues with the install of Pro Tools 6.7 on a cpu with Windows XP Media Center?

    • Moved by Don Pattee Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:07 PM (Moved from Windows HPC Server Deployment, Management, and Administration to Off-Topic Posts (Do Not Post Here))
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 8:25 PM


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  • Hi Remaq,


    I'm afraid not, as well as to say this is the wrong forum to ask such a question.  Avid/DigiDesign's web site states clearly:


    "Not Supported with any version of Pro Tools:

    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition"

    To resolve this, I would encourage you to reach out directly to Avid/DigiDesign.  You can try this post on the Windows XP Expert Zone community, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/default.mspx, for other possible workarounds.



    Jarred Clore

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:09 PM
  • Pro Tool is not supported on Windows XP Media Center Edition. In fact  alot of audio software has problems with this OS. My first suggestion would be not to buy a computer with XPMC on it. I have found a work around.

    First right-click on My Computer and click on manage. Go to "services" look for any services running that have Media Center in the description and disable them.

    Second, go into your registry (start:run: regedit) and back it up (file:export) then go to the search command (ctrl f) make sure keys, values, and data are checked. Type in ehsched and delete anything having to do with ehsched , ehmsas , and  ehrecvr. (to find the next key click f3)

    Do the same search for “media” or "media center" if you are uncertain that the file is a "media center" file, then search for the file in google.

    After you do this you will notice your computer runs faster.

    By doing this you are giving up your Media Center. You may also want disable Windows "auto-update". I found that microsoft tries to restore missing components.

    If you have usb drives you hook up, you may find corrupted files in your autoplay. You can correct this by going to


    Happy recording!

    Brian Mangum

    Thursday, May 22, 2008 5:23 PM
  • This was moved out of the HPC forum.

    You can ask this question at www.answers.microsoft.com or in another forum.

    Or I can move this to a specific forum if you'd like.


    Ed Price a.k.a User Ed, Microsoft Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)
    Sunday, January 8, 2012 1:29 AM