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Customise Windows 7 Media Center (Part 3)

Posted by Stu On September - 14 - 200932 COMMENTS

7.  Change The W7MC Background.

One of the most obvious changes you’ll notice through this series is the changes in the background W7MC displays.

Rich has made a huge collection of wallpapers.  Have a browse through them and pick a new wallpaper for your media center.
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Customise Windows 7 Media Center (Part 2)

Posted by Stu On September - 11 - 200950 COMMENTS

Let’s dive straight in and carry on from where we left off.

4a. Change The Genre Icon In MB

This will show you how to add an icon to the genres you see in MB.

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Windows 7 comes with plenty of new features.  Notably, Libraries.113 Add Custom Libraries To Windows 7 Explorer [How To]

In Windows 7, the Libraries are not individual folders by themselves. Each library folder is an aggregate of various different folders and each library view is tailored to specific content.

By default , MS have provided us with four libraries.  Documents, Music, Pictures & Videos.

What if you want to add a custom Library and assign a specific icon to it?

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Disable HomeGroup In Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Stu On September - 8 - 200924 COMMENTS

HomeGroup is a great new feature in Windows 7.  Unless you have multiple Windows 7 computers on your network however, HomeGroup is pretty useless.

Disabling it will remove the HomeGroup link in the left hand pane of any Explorer window and stop the HomeGroup services.

If you’re not part of a HomeGroup already, skip to Step 2.

Step 1.

Start by clicking the Start Orb and hitting Control Panel

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243 Change & Limit System Restore In Windows 7 [How To]

System restore can quickly swallow up a large portion of your hard drive.

System restore in Windows 7 is more customisable than before.  You can specify how much space is taken by system restore, and how it backs you up.

This guide will walk you through the custom options and show you how to change & limit system restore (yes i am fed up of writing system restore!)

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Customise Windows 7 Media Center (Part 1)

Posted by Stu On September - 6 - 200944 COMMENTS

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