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Trouble setting up the guide in Window Media Center Edition?

December 1st, 2005 Tony 82 comments

windows mceIf you are receiving the following message when trying to setup a new machine as a PVR with Windows Media Center Edition, the solution is simple albeit not obvious:

Guide listings could not be retrieved. Internet connection failure

Details: Unknown discovery service error. Code: 14

Would you like Media Center to try again?

The error message is so deceiving. The actual problem is that you haven’t set the clock on the machine. In my case it was set to January 1, 2004. I set the clock and continued downloading my local listings. I really thought Microsoft was getting wise and starting to produce meaningful error messages but apparently not.

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