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Cannot Turn On Media Streaming


This issue is incredibly frustrating. I was hoping to contact microsoft itself via email about this however their site seems to think my bloody product id has 'expired'. I genuinely hope you can provide the answers. The basic issue is that i want to turn on media streaming (in windows media player) but i can't. The reason is that the drop-down box for "show devices on:" (in network and sharing center/media streaming options) is completely empty, so i can't physically select anything. To see what i mean, click here to see a screen-print of the issue.

How the heck do i actually get around this and turn it on? I seriously want to turn it on so that i can use it for streaming to my xbox 360 while i play. (By the way, if it makes any difference, i'm on windows 7 64-bit home premium)


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