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How-To Fix: Content On Computer Extender Not Updating on XBOX 360


If you play movies or music from your computer through your Xbox 360 you have the computer setup as an XBOX extender.  Over time as you add new content to your computer the Xbox 360 may not update with the new content. To fix this you simply log into your computer in question and bring up Windows Media Player and select Oragnize > Apply Media Information Changes.

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Once you have done that your computer (Xbox 360 Extender) will begin to update the library.

Once the progress bar hits 100% your media will be updated and you should see all of it on your Xbox 360.

For more info on setting the Extender up, here are the instructions from the Xbox 360 web page.

Connect your console to Windows Media Center

Before you can play content from Windows Media Center on your Xbox 360 console, you need to connect your console to Windows Media Center.

Setting up Windows Media Center

To use Windows Media Center with Xbox 360, you must have a computer running Windows Media Center. Windows Media Center is included with the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate or Home Premium
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Step 1: Get Setup Key from Xbox 360

  1. On your console, go to My Xbox and select Windows Media Center.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Write down the 8-digit Media Center Setup Key.

Step 2: Add an Extender on your computer

  1. Start Windows Media Center.
  2. Click Tasks, and then click Add Extender.
  3. When prompted, enter the 8-digit Setup Key from Xbox 360.
  4. Complete the Extender setup
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Find Up Time In Windows 7 and Windows XP


System up time is the amount of time a system has been powered on since the last reboot.  It’s an important figure because it gives the admin an idea of how long a system has been on.  It may not be as important for a deskop user but for a server it can aid in the troubleshooting process.

In other versions of Windows like Windows XP it was as simple as running a command prompt and typing:

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C:\Documents and Settings\admin>systeminfo | find "Up Time"
System Up Time:  9 Days, 4 Hours, 25 Minutes, 18 Seconds

The “| find “Up Time””  just searches the output to display the system up time information.

In Windows 7 however, they changed it.  It’s not called “System Up Time” anymore but “System Boot Time”.  So you would run the systeminfo command with “System Boot Time” after the pipe as follows:

C:\Users\admin>systeminfo | find “System Boot Time”
System Boot Time:          3/11/2010, 5:04:17 PM

Notice when you run it this way it just shows the time and date of when you booted the computer not the actual hours its been on.

There is another way in Windows 7 to have the actual running time.  Right click on the task bar and select “Task Manager”.  Under the “performance” tab under “system” it  now shows you the “Up Time”.   See the pic below.  This shows you the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds.  As you can see my computer has been on for 7 days, 13 hours, 37 minutes since i rebooted it.  What’s your  up time?

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