You can check WMC instead, it has some pretty nice features, and you can watch your slide shows with music too.
To change settings for your slide shows
1.Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Center.
2.On the Windows Media Center start screen, scroll to Tasks, click Settings, click Pictures, and then click Slide Shows.
3.Change options for how you want your slide shows appear, and then click Save.
It's worth of trying it Creating slide shows with music in Windows Media Center