TiVo Desktop 2.8 on Windows 7
There have been quite a number of reports of people that have had problems with the Tivo Desktop 2.8 software not working correctly with Windows 7 as the software doesn’t install the MAK (Media Access Key) properly. A number of people have found a Fix (it may or may not work for you, but here it is).
1 – Uninstall Tivo Desktop
2 – Right click PROPERTIES on the Tivo Desktop INSTALLER exe and select Run as Administrator.
3 – It will install. Enter MAK code as asked.
4 – Right click the Tivo program Icon and also go to properties and select run as administrator….