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Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259


Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259 is a software program developed by Microsoft. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named ehshell.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. While about 83% of users of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.microsoft.com?kbid=2628259
Installation folder: C:\windows\ehome
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\$968930Uinstall_KB968930$\spuninst\spuninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259

Program executable:ehshell.exe
Name:Media Center
Additional files:
  • ehcett.dll - Media Center Central European Triple Tap Input Module
  • ehkeyctl.dll - Media Center SDK Triple-tap/Soft Keyboard Control
  • ehcyrtt.dll - Media Center Cyrillic Triple Tap Input Module
  • ehjpnime.dll - Media Center Japanese Triple Tap Input Module
  • ehchhime.dll - Media Center Chinese Triple Tap Input Module
  • ehchsime.dll
  • ehchtime.dll
  • ehmsas.exe - Media Center Media Status Aggregator Service
  • ehkorime.dll - Media Center Korean Triple Tap Input Module
  • bdatunepia.dll - BDA Tuning Model Primary Interop Assembly
  • ehepg.dll - Media Center Electronic Program Guide
  • ehglid.dll - Guide Loader for In-band Data Module
  • EhMCXIns.exe - Media Center Extender Install Helper
  • ehepgdat.dll - Electronic Program Guide Downloader
  • ehepgnet.dll - Media Center EPG Network Interface
  • ehExtHost.exe - Media Center Extensibility Host
  • ehcommon.dll - Media Center Common Components
  • ehdebug.dll - Media Center Debugging Support
  • ehRecObj.dll - Media Center Recording Objects
  • ehSched.exe - Media Center Scheduler Service
  • ehdrop.dll - Mediacenter.DropTarget Module
  • ehrecvr.exe - Media Center Receiver Service
  • ehcm.dll - Media Center Component Model
  • ehPlayer.dll - Media Center Player Module
  • ehiExtCOM.dll - Media Center Interop DLL
  • ehiExtens.dll
  • ehiMsgr.dll
  • ehiPlay.dll
  • ehiProxy.dll
  • ehiuserxp.dll
  • ehiVidCtl.dll
  • ehiwmp.dll
  • ehiwuapi.dll
  • ehRec.exe - Media Center Host Module
  • ehepgdec.dll - Media Center Decryption
  • ehres.dll - Media Center Resources
  • ehExtCOM.dll - Media Center COM API
  • ehProxy.dll - Media Center Proxy
  • DebugSvc.dll - Debug services
  • ehCIR.dll - IR service
  • custsat.dll - custsat

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • ehdrop.dll is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'EHomeVideosHandler' with the ProgID of 'EHomeDropTarget.EHomeVideosHandler' and the action verb 'play.
  • ehrecvr.exe runs as a service named 'Media Center Receiver Service' (ehRecvr) "Media Center Service for TV and FM broadcast reception".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.55 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004907693%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00039500%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009577%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:29 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:3.17 MB
Total CPU:0.0000986734%
Kernel CPU:0.00006493%
User CPU:0.00003374%
I/O reads/min:41 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
Memory:4.37 MB
Total CPU:0.0000635373%
Kernel CPU:0.00003767%
User CPU:0.00002587%
I/O reads/min:34 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259?

You can uninstall Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB2628259.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 16.67%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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