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Windows 7: Changing Media Center Background / Themes

30 Jul 2009   #61
settingsun

Win7 b7600 X64/OSX86 iDeneb 1.0.5.7
 
 

Hey DS, lol just doing that now got the balck theme working on the rtm now looking for some images to use, thanks man


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30 Jul 2009   #62
settingsun

Win7 b7600 X64/OSX86 iDeneb 1.0.5.7
 
 

thought I'd post the results, I updated Astrotoy's Black themeAstrotoy7 Black
to be RTM compliant then just found an image I liked and it was as easy as that!
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05 Aug 2009   #63
Estbarul

Win 7
 
 

Hi, this forum helps a lot hehe

Just 1 thing, when I try to replace the ehres.dll file in ehome, I get some kind of "access denied" that wonīt let me put the new .dll with the theme, and I am an administrator...what can I do?

Thx
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06 Aug 2009   #64
DemonSeed

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Estbarul View Post
Hi, this forum helps a lot hehe

Just 1 thing, when I try to replace the ehres.dll file in ehome, I get some kind of "access denied" that wonīt let me put the new .dll with the theme, and I am an administrator...what can I do?

Thx
You need to have the [Take Owner Ship reg key] installed and then just take owner ship of the dll, by right clicking the dll and choose Take Owner Ship, and then it will let you replace the file.
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06 Aug 2009   #65
Estbarul

Win 7
 
 

I did that too, this is the error I have:

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06 Aug 2009   #66
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Estbarul View Post
I did that too, this is the error I have:

Make sure mce is not running in the background. Looks like you had mce running then closed it right before trying to over write the file. Sometimes it takes a minute before the file is released. Give it moment and try again, or you can open task manager and kill the process if it is still running. Another option you can try is to go to services and stop the service for a while, then make the file changes, then start them again. Let me know if you need further help. Off topic: I think I have asked this a million times: Anyone figured out how to change the font type or color in MCE yet. Because of the current font color, only dark background images can be used. It would be nice to use more pleasant colors for a change.
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06 Aug 2009   #67
Estbarul

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
Make sure mce is not running in the background. Looks like you had mce running then closed it right before trying to over write the file. Sometimes it takes a minute before the file is released. Give it moment and try again, or you can open task manager and kill the process if it is still running. Another option you can try is to go to services and stop the service for a while, then make the file changes, then start them again. Let me know if you need further help. Off topic: I think I have asked this a million times: Anyone figured out how to change the font type or color in MCE yet. Because of the current font color, only dark background images can be used. It would be nice to use more pleasant colors for a change.
Sorry for asking so much, but I ve done what you told me, and I canīt replace the file, it keeps giving me the same error..
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06 Aug 2009   #68
BXDfreedom

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Thanx for this tip on how to change background my first try!
im looking for a theaterical scenery some1 knows a good site? Some walls like on XBMC themes...


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06 Aug 2009   #69
BXDfreedom

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Estbarul View Post
Sorry for asking so much, but I ve done what you told me, and I canīt replace the file, it keeps giving me the same error..
have u tried overwriting it on safemode seems some services is open on your WMC
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06 Aug 2009   #70
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I think you are missing a step, because I just changed mine, and all I do is take ownership, and it is done. I did however run into the denial issue, I had to open the task manager and kill the process. Try this, reboot in safe mode, and copy the file.
@Bxd, are you looking for something that looks like inside a movie theatre, with the curtain drop? If so, they this: inside move theatre - Google Images=
I tried using Astro Black theme, but it keeps locking up my mce.
The first one is my main mce screen, and the other is inside mce.
Update: I am making progress with getting the font to change, still playing with it. Once I get it totally figured out I will post.


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