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Windows 7: Windows Media Center - Play Slide Show - Create Shortcut

Windows Media Center - Play Slide Show - Create Shortcut

How to Create a Shortcut to Play the Windows Media Center Slide Show
Published by Brink
04 Dec 2011
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How to Create a Shortcut to Play the Windows Media Center Slide Show

information   Information
This will show you how to download or create shortcuts to either play all slide shows or play favorite slide shows with or without music in Windows Media Center.

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 Playing Slide Show
NOTE: The images for this option come from your Pictures library.
Windows Media Center - Play Slide Show - Create Shortcut-slide_show.jpg
EXAMPLE: Windows Media Center Playing Favorite Slide Show
NOTE: The images for this option come from your Favorite Pictures slideshow settings.
Windows Media Center - Play Slide Show - Create Shortcut-favorite_slide_show.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download a "Media Center - Play Slide Show" Shortcut
1. "Media Center - Play Slide Show" Shortcut
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Media_Center-Play_Slide_Show.zip
download
B) Go to step 5.
2. "Media Center - Play Slide Show with Music" Shortcut
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Media_Center-Play_Slide_Show_with_Music.zip
download
B) Go to step 5.
3. "Media Center - Play Favorite Slide Show" Shortcut
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Media_Center-Play_Favorite_Slide_Show.zip
download
B) Go to step 5.
4. "Media Center - Play Favorite Slide Show with Music" Shortcut
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Media_Center-Play_Favorite_Slide_Show_with_Music.zip
download
B) Go to step 5.
5. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

6. Open the .zip file and extract the shortcut to the desktop.

7. Right click on the 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 8.

8. 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.

9. 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 a "Media Center - Play Slide Show" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
"Media Center - Play Slide Show" Shortcut
%windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe /nostartupanimation /playslideshow

OR

"Media Center - Play Slide Show with Music" Shortcut
%windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe /nostartupanimation /playslideshowwithmusic
OR

"Media Center - Play Favorite Slide Show" Shortcut
%windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe /nostartupanimation /playfavslideshow

OR

"Media Center - Play Favorite Slide Show with Music" Shortcut
%windir%\ehome\ehshell.exe /nostartupanimation /playfavslideshowwithmusic


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3. Type for example Media Center - Play Slide Show for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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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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