Unlike most other folk I know, I don’t have an XBox 360 – instead, I’m still loving my original black & chunky XBox.
This is purely for XBox Media Centre (XBMC) – we watch all our TV shows & other media including pictures & MP3’s.
Works nicely with Windows 7 – I have a file share on my PC in the study – and the XBox (XBMC) has a config for the file share :
This connects using SAMBA, a fairly ancient file share protocol – one of the original and best. Was essential for UNIX file shares, back in the early 90’s – which I did a fair bit of, before the Windows revolution.
Anyway – Windows 7 just accepts these user connections via “Windows File Sharing” – and all is well.
Until – Office 2010…. What the ?
Wanting to check out the new features, I installed Office 2010 x64, and was loving the new Outlook, Word and Excel programs.
BUT – when I went to view a TV show from XBMC – it kept prompting me for login and password.
There had been a power outage – so I re-booted my PC, router & all – to make sure all was OK. Still no joy.
Checked cables, login accounts, passwords, cables – and via my laptop – and all seemed well. *ggrrr*
In a “scratch-the-head” moment, I wondered about Office 2010 – uninstalled it & re-booted – and then XBMC could connect to the PC again…!
Go figure !
I thought I’d prove it again – and installed Office 2010 once more – this time, choosing specific options.
And – the XBMC setup was fine this time. *shrug*
Phew – mission accomplished – I was running out of ideas…
Sorry – but I can’t really remember what options I removed – we only use the home PC for Word, Excel and Outlook – and OneNote.
I ditched Access, InfoPath, SharePoint Workspace – and the DEV bits & pieces. I’ve got my work laptop for those ones…
So – if you’re like me, and in the dark ages with a trusty on XBox 1, and having troubles with XBMC – might be an Office 2010 Beta issue…(?)
Or – could simply be the Curse Of The Wookie (COTW) at play.