A prompt says the guide data is only current for another 3 days and do I want to download the latest update.
I do that and a prompt appears shortly saying the download was successful, but the screen never updates with the downloaded data - it just says data unavailable.
With some debugging I found that the television guide was not updating correctly for my over antenna signals.
The issue was easy to see when opening the guide which looked a lot like the screenshot below.
Recently I found that no programs were scheduled for recording on my Media PC.
This is pretty much unheard of in my household so this started ringing some alarm bells.
If I go out of the guide and back in, the 3 day prompt starts the process all over again.
I've seen references on several forums to guide data downloading problems (mostly 3 to 5 years old), with dozens of different fixes, none of which seems to work in all instances, but my situation seems to be related to updating the data, not downloading it.
Media Center was first introduced to Windows in 2002 on Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE).
It was included in Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista, as well as all editions of Windows 7 except Starter and Home Basic.
I have exited Windows Media Center, rebooted the computer, but still no TV listings, which means I can't record TV shows (other than waiting for the show to start and manually recording)On my Windows 7 computer, I also got the message about downloading the latest guide listings, which I did, and it was successful.