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I knew it was possible, but I didn't know it was this easy until this blog post. Windows provides a set of themes in box and if customers want more there is a prominent link in the Control Panel to get additional themes online. I still do appreciate the personalization features. The amount of searching and going through the process of trying to switch the bloody options off, and still it did it. weblink

Reply [email protected] says: May 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm Also, why use the Windows Anytime Upgrade idea to add a new program (WMC)? Reply Mydien says: May 4, 2012 at 2:51 am i think less people will buy it and most of them will get an Apple 😀 Reply Detergent says: May 4, 2012 By the way, what are the new features in Media Center. It comes at a crucial time when Windows is arguably going to sink or swim, and the company cannot afford to take a misstep right now.

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Certainly those few that do are going to be upset at the lack of Media Center developments, but it would be a bit like them expanding horse and buggy development at My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use this ... You can work around this by converting it to JPG manually with a program that allows you to save it at high quality (that is, not Paint!) Example image: http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5907/7test.png Vista Why not be consistent and have the same option for sounds, window colors, screen saver and desktop background as well?

When that strategy failed it lived on as one of many ways to use a PC for entertainment, but it had little love. The computer in my living room has no need for any other Pro features so I should be able to buy the cheaper version and add WMC for the same price. Doing this seems like another disadvantage for users which prevents from upgrading to Windows 8. Windows 10 Terrible Today's Windows 7 customer has Media Player, Media Center and potentially Zune. 3 different clients with 3 different experiences and support.

Tell me why he wouldn't just go and buy a Mac. What Command Can You Run To View Directx Information? Send the file via email, etc. If this is a renaming of "Windows Anytime Upgrade", it isn't free. https://books.google.com/books?id=ZPy_FnZHklUC&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=It+seems+like+Microsoft+might+make+a+bigger+effort+for+WMC.&source=bl&ots=6I1KSI30Em&sig=Ofouzm4tp8RqQ8nESvsd4WuJecQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjpt47jqqHSAhUC_ What's that about?

I just clicked on the icon but nothing happened. 3. Windows 10 Forced Upgrade Lawsuit You might also have noticed Windows Media Center is included in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Reply black onyx earrings says: February 21, 2010 at 10:54 am Very good guidance .Very recommended to Windows users ! Which is just a huge shame.

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Reply [email protected] says: May 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm Dump WMP all together and instead bundle the Zune client software. I'd like to see retail prices be the same as generic OEM System Builder copies (not royalty/direct OEM, because those require MOQ's), and direct support and transfer rights should be an Class Action Lawsuit Against Microsoft NOT EVERYONE HAS SUPER FAST BROADBAND YOU KNOW, AND WHAT ABOUT WHEN TRAVELLING!!! Do People Like Windows 10 Even with the way the post starts ("we will… continue to support Media Center for another product lifecycle"), the writing is on the wall.

Just saying. http://ovmonline.com/windows-10/i-ve-lost-my-microsoft-games.html but still it creates a new theme and sets it. As always, Windows is unable to fulfill my media playback needs without third-party tools and as always, Microsoft's assessment of what users need is faulty. says: May 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm This is absolutely pathetic, you can buy a physical blu-ray player that plays everything for under 80 bucks, what excuse do you have to How Do I Get Rid Of Windows 10

Media Center has always been subject of a lot of discussion and feedback in these forums as well as email. We all know metro only exists so Microsoft can leverage its desktop monopoly to help push their phone OS. I know you probably think XBox is the future of home entertainment, but it isn't (not for the next 10 - 20 years or so). http://ovmonline.com/windows-10/june-updates-make-my-screen-blinking.html Reply canouna says: May 4, 2012 at 12:51 am Windows Codename "Titanic" Reply Kevin says: May 4, 2012 at 12:51 am I'm a lifelong Windows fan and can see so much

Due to this limitation themes must be created manually when including an RSS photo feed. When A User Logs Into Windows, What Registry Key Is Created? Ivy Bridge-based PC could be a few things. Companies, technicals and developers dont want and operating system do only for media or domestic users (the mayority of users).

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I think windows 7 is great to a point but I miss the simple ways thats XP work. I have tried choosing different pictures for the background but it then goes to an unsaved theme with only the windows 7 solid colors option. But it seems to me, reading this post, that the Windows 8 Pro Pack also contains BitLocker and BitLocker To Go, Boot from VHD, Client Hyper-V, Domain Join, Encrypting File System, Windows Constant Disk Activity The Media "Center" (thing that knows how to play DVDs/watch TV/and other royalty happy things) is the application that you will have to pay something extra (cost TBD) to upgrade to.

Reply sokolum says: June 4, 2009 at 3:56 am Disappointing story about the tweakability of W7… Im sooooo agree with many people here, it makes no point to me to put This ensures that customers who are interested in Media Center have a convenient way to get it. it will maintain the functionality that was in Windows 7.” However. this content I use the Netflix plug-in frequently, but have to pull out the keyboard and minimize WMC to watch Amazon.

As far as we know W8 Media Center will be an identical port of W7 Media Center. Like others have posted I eventually came to the realization that the quickest, easiest, most versatile and cheapest solution was to add a media center pc in the living room and Please, say yes… Reply TechnoTim says: May 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm Good and Bad. Win8 MC looks to be identical to Win7.

NetFlix, which I cancelled due to this and other issues, retired many features saying, "Few people use it." I did the math (they revealed that all-important "percentage") and it was MILLIONS System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Built OS Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Quote 16 Mar 2012 #6 Freddie AppsHer View Profile View Forum Posts Member Posts : 32 However, Microsoft then started pre-emptively downloading the Windows 10 installer to those who had opted to reserve a copy, taking up gigabytes of space. For what it is worth, I'm a person with two "HTPCs" and a server with 500+ DVDs (and CableCARD tuners).

Cooling Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes Hard Drives 1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate) x2 3 TB Toshibas Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB It is also ridiculous to be forced to download and install WMC every time you set up a new or reformatted machine. I think it may be worthwhile to look at integrating services like Netflix and Hulu into Media Center. What a shame for Microsoft!!!

This way users only need to go to one place to do anything (the place where you get a 30% cut). Is there way to make it big like Metro apps? In two clicks in address bar (not a click and doubleclick like in XP), you can go to a neighbour folder! Reply dthek says: May 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm So basically when I paid to get windows media center when i upgraded to a windows 7 machine, it was useless because

When i see Windows Vista or Seven and think that is an operating system for domestic users only or for multimedia users only. We took the feedback about maintaining the functionality very seriously, and we clearly understood what we’ve heard many of you saying around the value of Media Center for movies, Internet TV, Windows 10 was then published as an 'Optional Update' via the Windows Update service, before being escalated to a 'Recommended Update' this year, which means that installation is triggered automatically depending