Support: WinTV-HVR-2205 and WinTV-HVR-2200

WinTV Windows driver and WinTV v7 latest version download

WinTV v7 application and driver download package

WinTV v7 installation package, version 3.9g
For Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

File name: wintv7_cd_3.9g.exe
File size: 151.4 MB
Date: 02/12/2015

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v7 application and utilities.

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV application CD-ROM will be needed to install this WinTV v7 version. Any WinTV v6 or WinTV 7 application CD can be used during the install.

If you have a WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, then the latest version of WinTV Extend will also be installed.

To install the WinTV v7 application update

  • Download the WinTV v7 installation package to your PC. After downloading this file, the file is normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Run wintv7_cd.exe from the Download directory on your PC
  • Click Step 1. Install Drivers. This will install the WinTV Windows driver. At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated sucessfully.
  • Click Step 2. Install WinTV. This will install the WinTV v7 application, 'middleware', TV services and other necessary files.

This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.

Release notes for WinTV v7:

  • Adds support for HD PVR 2 models 1573xx
  • Fixes an issue installing IR on drives with 2TB+
  • Fixes an issue which could cause scheduled recordings not to start after a reboot if the database had got too large
  • Updated translations
  • Adds support for HVR-1955/HVR-1975

WinTV-HVR-22xx Windows driver

For all model WinTV-HVR-2255, WinTV-HVR-2250 and WinTV-HVR-2200 TV tuners

Name: Driver89_7_9_1_34216.exe
Size: 19.4 MB
Updated: 7/27/2016

To install the latest Windows driver only:

Leave your WinTV-HVR plugged into your PC. Follow the following steps:

  • Download the WinTV-HVR-2200 Windows driver above.
  • Double click the downloaded driver. This will install the WinTV-HVR-22xx Windows driver.
  • At the completion of the driver install, you should see a message which says Drivers have been updated successfully.
  • At this point, the Windows driver will be installed.

Beta versions

None at this time.

3rd Party Applications


Is a free Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and Media Centre application for Microsoft Windows.

WinTV-HVR-22xx Manuals and documentation

WinTV-HVR-22xx QuickInstall Guide

WinTV v7 users manual

Linux for the WinTV-HVR-2205 and WinTV-HVR-2215

Linux for the WinTV-HVR-2205 and WinTV-HVR-2215

For the Linux driver, please send an e-mail message to:

Linux for the WinTV-HVR-2200

Available through

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Windows Media Center

All WinTV-HVR-22xx boards are designed for Windows 8, 7, Visa and WindowsXP. They can also be used with Windows Media Center or Hauppauge’s WinTV v7 application.

If you are running the Windows Media Center application, you only need to install the WinTV-HVR Windows device driver. You do not need to install the Hauppauge WinTV v7 application.

If you are using Windows Media Center and want to use the on-board Media Center compatible receiver transmitter, you also need to run the Hauppauge CIR config tool and select Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2215. In the WinTV-HVR-22xx manual, see the section entitled “Configuring the IR Blaster”.

Accessory software for the WinTV-HVR-22xx

WinTV Digital Signal Strength Indicator

Signal Strength Indicator version 33313

The WinTV Digital Signal Strength indicator displays information about the quality of the digital TV channel you are watching. This application is used with the WinTV v6 and WinTV v7 applications.

Click here for instructions on using this application.

IR Remote control version 30339

Remote control applet. After you run this applet, an icon will appear in your Windows device tray showing that the Hauppauge remote control is active..

Name: IR32.exe
Size: 443KB
Updated: Oct, 7, 2010

WinTV-Scheduler update for WinTV version 6

TV Scheduler

This TV program scheduler for WinTV version 6 allows 'background recording' on dual tuner WinTV products.

Name: sched_install.exe
Size: 3.8 MB

WinTV v7 Error messages

First time installation of WinTV v7 or during a reinstallation: “WinTV board not found” or “No TV tuner available”

Step 1: Check the status of your Hauppauge TV tuner drivers in Windows Device Manager
  • Click Windows Start, click on Control Panel and click on Device Manager
  • In Device Manager, click on Sound, video game Controllers
  • You should see your Hauppauge product
Step 2: If the Hauppauge device has a yellow exclamation mark

Click on the Hauppauge device to open it. If you see the following:
"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"
This appears to be a bug in Windows 64 bit OS since the Hauppauge Windows drivers are signed.

The following is the easiest fix to Error Code 52 on Windows 7 or Windows 8 64bit.

  • In Device Manager, right click the Hauppauge product under Sound Video and Game Controllers with the exclamation mark and select Uninstall. If you have a USB product you might see multiple listings, please right click the first one on the list. (For this example we will use the WinTV-HVR-950Q. )
  • On the Confirm window please check the box for “Delete the driver software for this device” and click OK
  • Repeat the uninstall for the other two WinTV-HVR-950Q entries. (note you won’t be asked to ‘confirm device uninstall’ again)
  • Once the drivers are removed, right click on Sound, Video, Game controllers and click Scan for Hardware Changes
  • Windows should now look online automatically for the 950Q drivers
  • Take a look after a few minutes if the drivers are installed automatically properly under Sound Video and Game Controllers.
  • If they still come back as “unsigned” try the procedure again

Errors when running WinTV 7: “TVserver cannot Start” or “.NET framework" errors

This can be caused by a corrupt WinTV v7 Channel Database. You will need to uninstall and reinstall the WinTV v7 application and the Channel database to fix this.

To uninstall WinTV v7, click Windows Start, click on All Programs, click on Hauppauge WinTV run Uninstall Wintv7. You can also or remove Wintv7 using control panel "add/remove programs".

Then you need to remove the backup Channel database:

  • Windows Vista, 7 and 8: Go to C:\program data ( this folder is a hidden folder so if you do not see it you need to “show hidden folders “ in your search Options) once you can get to this folder you will see a folder label “Hauppauge”. Delete this folder.
  • Windows XP: Go to C:\documents and settings\all users\shared documents\application data ( this folder is a hidden folder so if you do not see it you need to “show hidden folders “ in your search Options) once you can get to this folder you will see a folder label “Hauppauge” delete this folder. Then download the latest version of Wintv7 located in the support section of the website and reinstall (note: you must have your original CD to validate the download.)

Settings.xml file is corrupt or missing”

Uninstall WinTV v7 using control panel Add/remove programs under Programs and Features and then reinstall WinTV 7

downloadDownload Prodinfo

Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe

downloadDownload HCW Clear

HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the Wintv program.