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Windows Media Center - Screen Saver - Create Shortcut

How to Create a Shortcut to Start the Windows Media Center Screen Saver
Published by Brink
04 Dec 2011
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How to Create a Shortcut to Start the Windows Media Center Screen Saver

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This will show you how to download or create a shortcut that will play the Windows Media Center screen saver of your favorite pictures in full screen mode.

You would just need to move the mouse or press a key to exit out of the Windows Media Center screen saver like any other screen saver in Windows.

Note   Note
Windows Media Center is not available in Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions.



The N and KN editions of Windows 7 have all the features that normally come with each individual Windows 7 edition, except for Windows Media Player 12 and related programs, such as Windows Media Center or Windows DVD Maker.

The N editions of Windows 7 allow you to choose your own media player and software required to manage and play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media files. If you choose to use Windows Media Player 12, downloading it, along with related software, is free.
Download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211) from Official Microsoft Download Center

EXAMPLE: Windows Media Center Screen Saver
Windows Media Center - Screen Saver - Create Shortcut-screen_saver.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download the "Media Center - Screen Saver" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Media_Center-Screen_Saver.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Media Center - Screen Saver shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Media Center - Screen Saver Settings shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.

5. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Media Center - Screen Saver" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe /screensaver
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 674
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Media Center - Screen Saver for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 667
Size:  71.5 KB
4. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn





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