Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Resetting The DRM Media Rights Manually

If we are running windows 7 64-bit edition. We have a Zune and recently we had a really bad lighting storm the messed up motherboard. We purchased a new one plugged it and everything worked no problems & no software installed (dittos to windows 7 for that). However a couple of weeks later went tot sync  Zune and it keeps telling that, "The media rights on our computer has encountered an error and needs to be manually reset. error code: c00d11d6 (c00d278f)." We have tried everything on Zune's web site but everything isn't compatible with windows 7 or not compatible with windows media player 12. What is the solution?

Solution:

To reset the DRM system on the computer, follow these steps:

  • Verify that the Show hidden files and folders option is turned on. To do this, follow these steps:
  • Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, type user nit.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  • Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Click the option beside SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS - click Apply - click OK
  • Locate the DRM folder on the computer. Typically, the DRM folder is located in the following location.
    In these paths, drive represents the drive on which Windows is installed.
  • Windows 7 x86-based versions
    drive:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM

  • Windows 7 x64-based versions
    drive:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM
  • Rename the DRM folder to DRM backup.
  • Right-click the DRM folder, and then click Rename.
  • Type DRM backup, and then press ENTER.
  • Close Windows Explorer.
  • If you receive an “Access denied” error message when you try to rename your DRM folder, start the computer in safe mode and log in as the computer administrator. To do this, follow these steps:
  • Restart the computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured to start multiple operating systems, press the F8 key when the Boot menu appears.
  • Select the safe mode option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  • Reset the DRM security component. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then follow the steps to upgrade the DRM security component:
    http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink?LinkID=34506
    • When you access this site through Internet Explorer on a Windows 7-based computer, you may receive a "user account control" popup message that requires that you enter the administrator password to continue.
    • If you are running Windows 7 x64 and the Upgrade button on the site listed earlier in this step appears dimmed, you will have to start Internet Explorer by using an account on the computer that has Administrative privileges in order to continue.
  • Sign in to the Zune Marketplace. Then try to play a song to verify that the issue has been resolved.
  • Restore the setting of the Hidden files and folders option. To do this, follow these steps:
  • Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, type userinit.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  • Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Click Advanced Settings.
  • under Hidden files and folders, click Do not show hidden files and folders, click to select the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.

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Anonymous
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June 6, 2013 at 1:34 PM delete

date and time marker would make this more relevant..

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June 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM delete

Zune, microsoft, screw the both of you! 60 bucks later and still cant watch a single flippen movie .

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