You are going to have to follow these steps exactly as i type them. do not waver from them at all. I am not going to type the reasons as to why because i could write a book if i did.
READ ALL STEPS FIRST if there is something you are unclear on then ask the questions before doing any of this. I will modify the directions so you will understand them better if needed.
In the drop down menu select File --> New
In the drop down menu select File --> Save As
In the Save File dialog that appears choose a location and a name for the save file. It does not matter what this name is this is only going to be for testing purposes.
Then exit EventGhost
Go into you Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services.
In the list on the right look and see if AlternameMCEir is in the list. if it is stop there and report back to me that it is. we will have to remove it and that is another process.
With you IR receiver plugged in if you installed any Logitech software for the IR receiver/remote you will need to remove this. The harmony remote stores all of its information in the cloud so make sure you have your username and password before doing this. if you do not you will need to get those 2 things before proceeding.
Go to Control Panel --> Device Manager
You will need to expand all of the item in the "Tree" on the left. Wr re looking for any drivers that have "ehome" or "USBCIR" in the name. if you see these you will want to right click on that driver and click on Uninstall ******DO NOT DELETE THE DRIVER******
DO NOT START/RESTART WINDOWS UNTIL YOU READ THE NEXT 2 STEPS
This is a little tricky but read the next step but do not start/restart windows until you read the step after.
Fifth Step part 1.
Follow the instructions in that link I posted to disable the Driver Signing check. If you have already done this and did not turn it back on then reboot the computer.
Fifth Step part 2.
When you go to boot windows while windows is loading you will need to be pointing the remote at the receiver and press the volume up button. do not hold the button down. keep on tapping it. keep on doing that until windows is completely loaded. and then keep on going after that. you are waiting to hear some device install chimes. i can't remember if there are 2 or 3 of them. but there is more then one.
One you have heard those chimes then you can stop pressing the button on the remote.
Login to your computer and install any software for your remote I would suggest going to Logitech's website and grabbing the latest version.
Then reboot and do the volume up button press thing again. this time you may or may not hear some device chimes.
Start EventGhost with administrative privileges (right click the icon and click on "runas Administrator" if EG is set to start at boot then you will need to close it and complete the previous instruction before continuing. Once you have EG started download the latest version of the plugin located HERE
. you will simply need to run the file that gets downloaded and it will install the updated version.
Once that updated version is installed then you will want to Add the MCE Remote Vista plugin. when you see the config dialog for the plugin you will need to click on "Install alternate MCE IR service". after doing this save your EG session and Exit EG. then reboot the computer. Once the computer is restarted then run EG again. (no need to run it as administrator) and test and see if you get events for any of the button presses.
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