Fixing slow down issues with Windows® Media Center
Having slow down issues with the Windows Media Center? Just read on and find how to solve them
Windows Media Center is an application provided by Microsoft for some Windows operating system versions and helps enhance user’s entertainment experience on Windows PC. The Windows Media Center is an application that allows users to access, view and manage multiple media types on the computer from a single point. Windows Media Center can stream data using the network connected with the computer and supports a wide variety of file types and formats. The Windows Media Center also supports component integration which can be utilized to enhance or add up new features and functions to the application. Some users might experience issues while using the Windows Media Center which thereby restricts application functionality and leaves the users inconvenienced. Clutter in application cache, application file/folder issues and other valid system issues are some the reasons that causes the Windows Media Center to respond or work slow.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to fix slow down issues with the Windows Media Center:
- Reconfigure settings and library
- Verify Media Centre components
- Reinstall Windows Media Center
Reconfigure settings and library
The slowing down of the Windows Media Center application might be caused by the clogging of files/folders in the application cache which tends to make application to respond slowly and consume more memory. The users in these cases are advised to clear all items in the application library and reconfigure the application after a system restart. Doing so can clear all files that are piled up in the cache, which can in turn make the Windows Media Center to respond normally.
Verify Media Centre Components
The Windows Media Center allows the users to install components which are small programs that are designed to integrate with the Windows Media Center to enhance the application’s functionality. Installing many such programs or integrating incompatible programs can cause slowing down issues with the application. The Windows Media Center users are therefore advised to remove unwanted/incompatible components from the application as doing so will make the application faster and more stable.
The slow down issues with the Windows Media Center might also be due to errors or corruption of the application files/folders which restricts its overall functionality and usability. So all users having issues with the Windows Media Center are advised to reinstall or reintegrate the application with the Windows Operating System by using the 'Windows components reinstall' option in the 'Add or remove programs' menu of the Windows 'Control panel'. Reinstalling the Windows Media Center and restarting the system will fix all issues with the application and will enable the users to utilize its full functionality with minimal errors hereafter.
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