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Old March 2, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Well, just to add a litte more information:

My Laptop, which using windows XP (wireless connection to network) works just fine with the xbox 360. I had never before tried to enable media sharing on it yet, but once I did, it worked fine!

It still doesn't solve my problem though. I don't want to stream movies off my laptop, I want to stream movies off my main PC!

I wonder if I can troubleshoot this with microsoft somehow. I doubt that the XBOX support team woudl care, but maybe windows Vista support?

I guess what I need to figure out: Is the problem with the Xbox360, or with windows Vista.

Keep in mind, I had 2 vista machines that DID work (mine and my wifes), and they both stopped working at the same time.

I'm not sure what could have caused it. I may have brought my xbox to a friends house, but I dont' think that would cause these kinds of problems.

I'm wondering if it's a vista update that caused this issue?
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Old May 27, 2008, 05:44 AM
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Anyone else had this problem?

My stupid vista still won't connect. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with vista, and not with the xbox or anything else.

I had to re-activate my Vista at some point, maybe that triggered it?
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Old May 8, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Hey I am having this same problem. Was using XP Media Center and had no problem streaming media, PC is plugged into 4 port wireless router, xbox is using wireless connection, and was all working fine. Now it has stopped. When I reboot the PC I can see my media on the Xbox for about 5 minutes then the Xbox can not see the PC any longer. Any help here would be appreciated.
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Old May 8, 2009, 07:27 AM
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Well, if it works for 5 minutes and then drops, it does sound liek it's a wireless issue. You should try connecting your XBOX via cable to your router and see if the problem still happens.

WIth regards to the problem I originally described, I did end up fixing it a while ago. As my last message postulated, it was indeed a problem with Windows Vista activation.

It turns out that when you need to reactivate vista (for example, like I did, after adding more ram, adding a 2nd hard drive, and replacing a videocard!) you will need to call MS and tell them why your reactiviating. NO big deal, and they give you a new activation number to use with vista.

What happens now (and it's really dumb) is that all teh DRM settings in windows were still "set" to that old activation key, and because it's invalid, other devices won't be able to trust your computer to share media!

THis is the solution:

Taken from: Aaron Stebner's WebLog : How to manually reset Digital Rights Management (DRM) in Windows Vista
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How to manually reset Digital Rights Management (DRM) in Windows Vista

Question:
I have a system with Windows Vista and have been using Media Center to watch DRM-protected content for a while. Recently, I upgraded some hardware on my system, and now I can no longer view any DRM-protected content in Media Center. After some web searches, I found one of your old blog posts that describes a similar type of error message in Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. However, that post and the knowledge base article it refers to appear to be specific to older versions of Windows.
I have read that some types of hardware upgrades can cause DRM to stop working in Windows, and I suspect that is what is happening to me. How can I reset DRM on my system so that I can view protected content inside of Windows Vista Media Center again?
Answer:
The knowledge base article linked in that old blog post (located at You may be unable to play protected content after your computer hardware changes) contains information that is applicable to Windows Vista as well as older versions of Windows, but it does not specifically state that it applies to Windows Vista.
According to this knowledge base article, you can reset DRM by deleting the files in the DRM folder on your system (but make sure to not delete the DRM folder itself because that can cause other problems on your system).
The default location of the DRM folder in Windows Vista is c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM, but it might not be in the same location on every system. To reliably determine the location of the DRM folder on your system, you can look up the data in one of the following registry values:
For 32-bit versions of Windows Vista:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM]
DataPath
For 64-bit versions of Windows Vista:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\ DRM]
DataPath
Note - the DataPath value is in binary format, so you will have to double-click on the DataPath value in regedit.exe and look at the right-hand column of the Edit Binary Value dialog box that appears to see the plain text version of the path.
Hope this helps anyone that comes across this problem!
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Old March 10, 2011, 08:10 PM
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I did find a solution to this once, it had to do with Windows Vista and 7 having a auto morphing MTU size, the Xbox 1 can only handle a MTU of 1500, but these Windows iterations will make it larger if it deems it can. If/When I find a solution I will post it here.

Ah Hah, found it on the XBMC site

[XBOX] HOW-TO fix Windows Vista and Windows 7 SMB Shares for XBMC - XBMC Community Forum

Hope this helps
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Old March 14, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Yikes! Sorry to hear about all the trouble folks have been going through with Xbox 360 media sharing. This thread is pretty old, but if anyone is still seeing this issue, let us know and we'll look into it!

Thanks for sharing your tips, Cantalope : )

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