X360 and x64 – Incompatible? Nope!

So as I was scouring around the web for interesting info for you peeps to read I found a couple of interesting stories about the Xbox360 not being able to communicate with newer 64-bit PC’s (as opposed to the “normal” 32-bit systems most of us use, for those of you who don’t know or care about such things). “Surely this can’t be true,” I thought to myself, “why would Microsoft do something so stupid?” Now I didn’t find the answer to that last part, but it is true that Windows Media Connect is not supported on 64-bit machines.

But alas, my friends, I stumbled across a post in the Windows Media 64-bit Newsgroups by Kevin Lowe. So for those of you who are dying to stream stuff from your 64-bit PC to your Xbox360, here’s how to get Media Connect to install on your PC… take that, Microsoft! (Warning: Only attempt this procedure if you know what you’re doing, 360Updates is not responsible for any damage you may do to your computer)

Of course, this is completely unsupported (and totally useful) so you didn’t hear it from me. You’ll need wmccds.exe, wmcsci.dll, and wmccfg.exe from out of the setup package. You should be able to get it by downloading the setup package and opening it up with winzip and just extracting the files. For
the rest of this you’ll need to be logged in as an administrator.

1. Create an install directory. Something like c:program files(x86)Windows Media Connect 2
2. Copy wmccds.exe, wmcsci.dll, and wmccdf.exe to your install directory.
3. Open a 32bit command window and navigate to your install directory.
4. Run “regsvr32 wmcsci.dll”
5. Run “wmccds.exe -installwithfiles”
6. Run wmccfg.exe and complete the “first run wizard”

To uninstall WMC (without removing any actual files)

7. exit wmccfg.exe (not just close to the task bar, but actually exit)
8. run “net stop wmconnectcds” to stop the service.
9. run “regsvr32 -u wmcsci.dll”

I haven’t actually tried any of this stuff running under WOW on an x64 system. But that should get you past the setup block.

Hope it works!

So as I was scouring around the web for interesting info for you peeps to read I found a couple of interesting stories about the Xbox360 not being able to communicate with newer 64-bit PC’s (as opposed to the “normal” 32-bit systems most of us use, for those of you who don’t know or care about such things). “Surely this can’t be true,” I thought to myself, “why would Microsoft do something so stupid?” Now I didn’t find the answer to that last part, but it is true that Windows Media Connect is not supported on 64-bit machines.

But alas, my friends, I stumbled across a post in the Windows Media 64-bit Newsgroups by Kevin Lowe. So for those of you who are dying to stream stuff from your 64-bit PC to your Xbox360, here’s how to get Media Connect to install on your PC… take that, Microsoft! (Warning: Only attempt this procedure if you know what you’re doing, 360Updates is not responsible for any damage you may do to your computer)

Of course, this is completely unsupported (and totally useful) so you didn’t hear it from me. You’ll need wmccds.exe, wmcsci.dll, and wmccfg.exe from out of the setup package. You should be able to get it by downloading the setup package and opening it up with winzip and just extracting the files. For
the rest of this you’ll need to be logged in as an administrator.

1. Create an install directory. Something like c:program files(x86)Windows Media Connect 2
2. Copy wmccds.exe, wmcsci.dll, and wmccdf.exe to your install directory.
3. Open a 32bit command window and navigate to your install directory.
4. Run “regsvr32 wmcsci.dll”
5. Run “wmccds.exe -installwithfiles”
6. Run wmccfg.exe and complete the “first run wizard”

To uninstall WMC (without removing any actual files)

7. exit wmccfg.exe (not just close to the task bar, but actually exit)
8. run “net stop wmconnectcds” to stop the service.
9. run “regsvr32 -u wmcsci.dll”

I haven’t actually tried any of this stuff running under WOW on an x64 system. But that should get you past the setup block.

Hope it works!

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