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Windows Media Center - Cascading Desktop Context Menu

How to Add a "Windows Media Center" Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7
Published by Brink
07 Dec 2011
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How to Add a "Windows Media Center" Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7

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This will show you how to add or remove a cascading (expandable) Windows Media Center menu to the desktop context menu for all users in Windows 7 to be able open directly to a wide variety of locations in Windows Media Center.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
If there are some items in the context menu below that you would prefer not to be included, then please feel free to post below which one(s) that you would like to have removed. I'll be happy to whip up a quick REG file that will remove them for you.



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 Cascading Desktop Context Menu
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Here's How:
1. Add "Windows Media Center" Cascading Desktop Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add_Media_Center_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. Remove "Windows Media Center" Cascading Desktop Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Media_Center_from_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn







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07 Dec 2011   #1
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

A good one!!
Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Darryl. I'm glad that you like it
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02 Jan 2012   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

happy new year brink

thanks this is a great addition to the context menu
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Brian. Thank you. I hope you have a happy new year as well.
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