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I have heard from several customers so far who have encountered television guide download errors after installing Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005. One of the customers sent me a link to a lengthy newsgroup thread that has several suggestions to fix or workaround guide download issues. I wanted to consolidate some of the suggestions listed there and also include some other suggestions I have heard from other sources to try to unblock anyone who currently cannot get guide download working correctly.
If none of the above suggestions work, you can do the following to look for more detailed error information:
Our development team is also working on debugging a couple of guide download issues that we have been able to get access to repro machines for. I will continue to update my blog as we find out any new information about these issues.
<update date="12/8/2005"> Added additional suggested workaround of running regasm.exe for ehepgdat.dll </update>
<update date="12/14/2005"> Added additional suggested workaround of disabling anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software on the system </update>
<update date="1/9/2006"> Added additional log information that can be useful in tracking down guide download issues </update>