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Windows 7: Media Center Startup without Desktop Display

17 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Media Center Startup without Desktop Display

When I turn on my HTPC it displays the Windows 7 Desktop for a bit before being able to open Media Center. Is there a way to have Windows 7 not display the Desktop if it knows Media Center will be opening thereafter?

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17 Mar 2012   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

One thing you could try is to use Sleep instead of shutdown.
If all works well your PC should wake up exactly as it was when it went to sleep.

I don't use WMC but I think that might work better with sleep than what i mostly use (Arcsoft TME).
You may have to play with it a bit to see what "state" you should have WMC in before going to sleep.

If you do get it working, wake up is much faster than a boot up.

My primary PC is a HTPC/General Purpose, and i don't re-boot often, min 1 per month for patch Tuesday.
All my normal programs are open when the PC wakes up...

hope this helps,
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