Support: WinTV-soloHD USB TV tuner

WinTV v8.5 application

Note: If you have run HCWCLEAR, you must reboot your PC and leave the WinTV-HVR-55xx installed. After a reboot you will see the Found New Hardware Wizard installation message. Hit Cancel then continue below.

WinTV v8.5 application and TV tuner driver download package

WinTV v8.5 is the latest version of the WinTV v8 application for Windows. This download is a complete WinTV v8.5 installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus utilities.

Installation notes for WinTV v8.5:

A WinTV v8.5 Activation Code will be needed to install this WinTV v8.5 version.

If you have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-930C (16xxx), Colossus (not Colossus 2), HD PVR model 1212, WinTV-HVR-1100, WinTV-HVR-1300, WinTV-HVR-1400, WinTV-HVR-3000, WinTV-HVR-4000 or WinTV-NOVA-HD-S2, you MUST use WinTV v8. WinTV v8.5 does not support these products.

If you do not have an WinTV Activation Code, but you have a WinTV v7 CD, you can install the WinTV v8 application.

If you do not have an WinTV Activation Code or your original WinTV v7 CD-ROM, you can purchase a new WinTV v8 Activation Code on the Hauppauge webstore. This can then be used to activate WinTV v8.5.

WinTV v8.5 installer
For Windows 10, 8, and 7

File name: wintv85setup_37122.exe | File size: 101 MB | Date: May 2, 2019
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To install the WinTV v8.5 application

Note: You will need to have your WinTV v8.5 Activation Code to complete this installation.

  • Download the WinTV v8.5 installer. After downloading this file, it's normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Run wintv85setup from the Download directory on your PC. Halfway through the installation, a message will pop up asking for you to enter the Activation Code.
  • At the Activation required screen, click on Enter Activation code and enter the activation code which was emailed to you, is printed on the WinTV v8 activation card or printed on your WinTV v8 CD. You do not need to enter the dashes, and you can use upper or lower case characters.
  • When the installation is complete, you will find the WinTV icon on your Windows desktop. Double click on this icon. The WinTV application will run. On the first run of WinTV, you will asked to select the TV source and then will automatically scan for channels.

The WinTV manuals can be found here.

Note: If you have a WinTV v8 Activation Code for Extend, the latest version of WinTV v8.5 with Extend will also be installed.

Windows Drivers

WinTV-soloHD/WinTV-dualHD Windows Driver Version 36278

Beta software

None at this time