work around for apparently some corruption on the Akamai servers causing Guide download problem in Windows Media Center

Just saw the work around for apparently some corruption on the Akamai servers,which were not allowing Guides to be downloaded in WMC.

To resolve this issue:

“Open an elevated command prompt (search for cmd, right click, Run as Administrator) and run:

notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Add the following lines at the bottom of the file:

65.55.186.115   data.tvdownload.microsoft.com
128.177.98.169   cdn.epg.tvdownload.microsoft.com

Save the file, then at the command prompt run:

ipconfig /flushdns

Then, force an update in WMC.

Once Microsoft and Akamai figure it out, you’ll want to reopen the file using the same process, and remove those 2 lines and save the file. Otherwise, a future server update could break things for you again.”

source: Re: Guide Download Issues Thread – Sept 2014

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