After this date, Windows Media Center clients in these markets will be downloading new data packages.
editions of Windows 7 have all the features that normally come with each individual Windows 7 edition, except for Windows Media Player 12 and related programs, such as Windows Media Center or Windows DVD Maker.
The N editions of Windows 7 allow you to choose your own media player and software required to manage and play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media files.
If you choose to use Windows Media Player 12, downloading it, along with related software, is free.
This may result in two instances of the series record showing side by side; the series instance of existing episodes already recorded and the series instance for the new recordings going forward. Feedback and issue reports can be submitted to https://connect.microsoft.com/site1145/Feedback.
------------------------------------Info above supplied by Microsoft to me (Barb Bowman, MVP Windows Experience), on 7.7.2015Rovi is working with Microsoft directly on all Windows Media Center related issues.