HTPC Windows Media Center

Netflix Error with IE 9 Fix

Many have been noting that after installing Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate that they can no longer watch Netflix Instant Streaming on their Netflix Error with IE 9 FixWindows 7 PC within Media Center. Not having Netflix on a home theater PC is a major deal-breaker for many people! Fortunately there is a fix. Craig Scholle, who has been on Entertainment 2.0 with me for the past few months found this fix deep within the Microsoft Support Site. The problem is actually related to how Internet Explorer 9 handles JavaScript. The fix requires a change to the registry. What it essentially does is tell Microsoft’s new browser to use the old JavaScript engine when handling request from Media Center. If you’re comfortable poking around in the Windows Registry then the fix isn’t that complicated. If you would prefer you can just use the “Fix it For Me” option.

Source: Microsoft Support Knowledge Base Article 2512239


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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.