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.
This tip is surprisingly easy to pull-off too!! 1.
First up you'll need to take ownership
of ehres.dll located @ A:\Windows\ehome. 2. Make a copy of ehres.dll on the desktop and name it ehres BACKUP.dll 3.
Download restorator 2007
, run the program and use it to open ehres.dll (A:\Windows\ehome) 4.
Once you have ehres.dll open in the left hand pane, navigate to; RCData\COMMON.ANIMATED.BACKGROUND.PNG 5. Right click
and go to extract...>extract as "COMMON.ANIMATED.BACKGROUND.PNG"
Save the .png to the desktop and name it common.animated.background.png 6. Right click
again but this time go to Assign...>Assign To...
Choose your preferred background (must be .png
) any resolution is OK. 7.
Save ehres.dll and close restorator. 8.
Create a new folder on the desktop named WMC Backup, put the ehres BACKUP.dll and common.animated.background.png into it, store it somewhere safe!
Open up WMC to see your new background.