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Windows 7: Changing Media Center Background / Themes

14 Apr 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

They just had some updates for it, maybe it's been fixed or maybe the cause.

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14 Apr 2009   #12

Windows 7 Build 7057

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks, that worked. I swear I was there earlier but it wouldn't download.

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Something has been up with skydrive lately. Within the next few days all downloads should be hosted locally on
Sounds great. Thanks again for the grat work mhealy. I hope to see other versions some day too.
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19 Apr 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

I have created my own theme, it is called Silver Surfer. Not sure how many of you might like it, but here goes. Please provide feedback. Check out the screenshots, and if you like it, use the download link. If you want a particular theme made, let me know. I have not figured out how to change the font as yet, so the themes have to be in a dark color. Or a color that shows white font clearly. The screenshot on the right shows how I changed the movie back drop to watchmen.
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19 Apr 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Nice work Zay.
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20 Apr 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Finally had a go at this and wanted to share some of my results.

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Here are the theme files too if you want to use theme and Restorator which you need to alter the ”ehres.dll” file

Media Center themes - download

Resortator - download

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20 Apr 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate

Way to go Grim. I would have uploaded my theme here, but it exceeded the limit (12MB), hence ,my external link to the files. Maybe if I did not change so many parts of the original file, it might fit, lol. One thing that makes this process, is that you do not have to do any resizing of the pictures; mc automatically resizes them to fit.
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20 Apr 2009   #17

7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
I would have uploaded my theme here, but it exceeded the limit (12MB), hence ,my external link to the files. Maybe if I did not change so many parts of the original file, it might fit, lol.
You guys should try DropBox
It's how I post everything,
Pics,Files, everything
Install it then everything you put in the bropbox folder will be uploaded
after you put a file in the folder RT Click it and go down to the DropBox tab
and copy the public link

Now when ever you want to share something you wont have limits to size.
Or need to upload to the forum.
Just post the Public Link
AND NOT NEED Raped Share. I hate R S, think it sucks
Or SkyDrive which lately only works half the time!

If you want to try dropbox and use it to post things
post your links like so

Pictures =
[img]dropbox public link[/img] and the pic will show on forum
As many as you want!
No limits to upload because your not doing it from the forum

Files =
just post public link and everyone will be able to download them directly

I love you all's themes they look grate!
I have not tried doing one yet but I think I will now!
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20 Apr 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for the tip DemonSeed, I just signed up, and I am loving it already.
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20 Apr 2009   #19

Windows 7 Build 7057

Nice work fellas. I like Zay's work with the silver surfer. I do think, however, that the more "generic" themes like Grim's will appeal to a broader scope of users. Regardless, they look great and I am sure more people will use them.
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20 Apr 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate

you are right Colonel, aye aye sir, lol. I will play around with some more themes this weekend. Anyone have any ideas that they want to see as a theme?
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