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7955 Media Center

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 7955

    7955 Media Center

    Hi all, my first post here.

    Just thought i'd share images of my customized Windows 8 Media Center. The application that did the guide, guide logos, and artwork is yet to be released, was designed for Windows 7 and has now been updated for Windows 8. :ninja:

    Hope that's got you guessing.

    Here's the images.

    And a quick snapshot of the application.

    I'll be looking for testers.

    Last edited by win8demon; 21 May 2011 at 07:04.

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  2. #2

    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

    Looks like the Media centre in Windows 7 Apart from slight changes

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  3. #3

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    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 7955

    Yes , theres not much difference visually.

    As Advent's MC Studio doesn't work with Windows 8, i thought i'd share some themes for media center.

    These i previously posted on the Green Button for Windows 7, now updated for Windows 8.

    Downloads and instructions below.

    Windows 8 7955 Only


    Batman Theme

    James Bond Theme

    Midnight Theatre

    Sunset Theatre


    Download the files and extract.

    First open the extracted folder TakeOwnership and run the reg InstallTakeOwnership, this will add TakeOwnership to the right click context menu.

    Close Media Center.

    Now go to C:\Windows\ehome and right click ehres.dll and Microsoft.MediaCenter.Shell.dll and TakeOwnership.

    Change extension on ehres.dll to .old and the same for

    Next select the theme you want to use and copy both files in the selected theme folder to C:\Windows\ehome.

    That's it, now open Media Center.




    James Bond

    Midnight Theatre

    Sunset Theatre

    Comments welcome enjoy. :grin:
    Last edited by win8demon; 25 May 2011 at 08:26.
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  4. #4

    Thanks for sharing
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  5. #5

    Yucaipa, California, USA
    Posts : 130
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ WMC x64

    You are a verry talented person, will try the midnight theme.
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  6. #6

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x32 6.1.7600 Build 7600 (retail installation)

    Yay for Art Attack!
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