How to Change the Default Windows 7 Media Center Media Browser Icon
This is a quick one for those of you who hate Media Browsers Icon in the main menu.
Windows Media Center is not available in the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions.
This is if you'd like the default movie icon back to tie in with your pictures and music etc.
By now you should have a copy of restorator 2007,
if not, download and install the free trial. 2.
Next up is to find ehres.dll
located at A:\Windows\ehome
, when you have found it take ownership
of it, make a copy of it on the desktop and rename it ehres BACKUP.dll
(if you've previously made a backup of ehres.dll don't bother!) 3.
Next is to open ehres.dll with restorator, in the left hand pane navigate to RCData\STARTMENU.QUICKLINK.MOVIES.FOCUS.PNG
, you should have the same icon as below.
Next, is to right click on STARTMENU.QUICKLINK.MOVIES.FOCUS.PNG
, go to Extract... > Extract as "STARTMENU.QUICKLINK.MOVIES.FOCUS.PNG"
and save the image to desktop.
Now we have our default movie image extracted and saved to desktop, navigate to A:\Program Files\MediaBrowser\MediaBrowser
Locate the PNG
image called Application
and rename it Application BACKUP
. Drag the extracted default WMC movie icon from the desktop and into A:\Program Files\MediaBrowser\MediaBrowser and rename it Application.
If you want to remove the default movie strip from WMC and replace
it with the Media Browser strip download this zip file
and merge the relevant registry entries. 7.
Open up WMC go to Media Browser and behold, a good looking icon!
8.If you made a copy of ehres.dll, create a new folder, name it WMC backup put the ehres BACKUP.dll into it and store it safely!!