Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Changing Media Center Background / Themes

18 Sep 2009   #101

7 Ultimate x64

Yes the links are in the post.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #102

W7 x86 RTM Final

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DemonSeed View Post
New post from

Create Custom Themes and Start Menus with Media Center Studio
Posted: 16 Sep 2009 08:45 AM PDT
A new program weíve all been waiting for quite some time to get our hands on, Media Center Studio, has finally arrived allowing even the most novice users the ability to create their own custom Media Center themes and Start Menu arrangements. Media Center Studio, created by Advent of the Australian Media Center Community the author of Media Center Menu Mender, gives users the ability to do what could formerly only be done with heavy editing of system files and registry settings. All this has now been packed into one handy program thatís reasonably easy to use by comparison.
To get started just head over to the Media Center Studio website and click the Download link to get the latest version of the program. There is also a sticky thread for the app on the Aus Media Center Community Forums you can check out should you have any troubles getting started. The software is still very early beta and as a result there are still a number of bugs to be found.
Once the program has been installed launch it from the programs menu and youíll find a well styled interface allowing you to create new themes and edit the Media Center start menu. Letís start by creating a new theme. To do this make sure you are on the themes tab and press the New button. This will create a new tab with all the theme editing options available including changing fonts colors, fonts, and images for each theme.

Does anyone know a step-by-step tutorial for this app?
I couldn't take a step in it, I am especially interested in changing the color of the text but i am quite confused.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2009   #103

Windows 7 Professional

Hi, I just did the media center background mod and for some reason the registry hack that was given overrode the "open" function. I can't open .exe files and other extensions only "Take Ownership". This includes me being unable to access cmd.exe and regedit.exe

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Changing Media Center Background / Themes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can you run Windows Media Center in the background?
I was wondering, if I run an HDMI cable from my computer to the TV, can I run Windows Media Center over on my TV in the background? If so, would I be able to say play a game on my computer while my parents are watching something with media center? (without audio of course) Would I be able to use a...
Media Center
Windows Media Center - Change Background
How to Change Windows 7 Media Center Background If you're bored of Windows default WMC background, there is a way of changing it! Windows Media Center is not available in the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions. Please make a backup copy of ehres.dll . The N and KN...
Windows Media Center - Speed Up Background
How to Speed up the Windows 7 Media Center Background Those of you who used W7 Beta may have noticed that when you play an album in WMC, the animated background displays all of your album art as a 'waterfall'. In newer builds this has significantly slowed down. Windows Media Center is not...
Changing download directory for Windows Media Center
Hi, I'm new so I'm expecting big things from the forum. I want programs that I download through Windows Media Center to be downloaded to a directory on an exernal drive rather than WMC's default directory. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My C: drive would appreciate it too. Thanks. heruns
Media Center
Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image
How to Change the Background Image in Windows 7 WMP12 This tutorial will show you how to change the default background image in Windows Media Player that is shown in Library mode.This tutorial involves hacking the registry, while this hack is safe, you must follow the instructions carefully. If...
Media Center Background Change Help
Yeah I just finished doing the stuff in the tutorial and it works! Problem... the registry file supplied overrode my ability to open certain files... Including the regedit.exe and cmd.exe ... help... And yeah it's 3am and I sort of did the thing on a whim without thinking to backup my...
Media Center

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App