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XP Media Center 2008 by ricktendo64 XP Media Center 2008 by ricktendo64
This is for XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Update Rollup 2.

Instructions:
- Download (duh :P )
- Rename XP_Media_Center_2008_by_ricktendo64.dll to ehres.dll
- Browse to "%WinDir%\ehome"
- Rename ehres.dll to ehres.bak
- Replace with new file
- nJoy a Media Center on XP just like Vistas ;)

Used original resources from Vista sp1 with MCE TV Pack

Includes:
- Sounds
- Icons
- New Startup Animation

BTW, how I got the "Green Button", Play controls & other buttons and images to their proper locations & proportions was by editing COMMONSTYLES.XML (a HUGE! thanks to bober for figuring this out.)

If you dont have XP MCE 2005 and you use nLite here is a addon that will convert XP Pro into MCE [link]
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Holyguyz Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Hi,

error occurs after replace ehres.dll

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eshell.exe - Common Language Runtime Debugging Services

Process id=0xb74 (2932). Thread id=0x998 (2456)
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ricktendo64 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Did you apply .reg?
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Zaqheartcore Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow love it thank you ever so much
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ricktendo64 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
I have a much better/more updated one with more vista/7 goodness, will see if I have the time and will updload it later
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Zaqheartcore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
0_0 umm yeah WANT IT im putting your old one in a shot right now! Love it. UPLOADDD lol
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ricktendo64 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
I was wondering if you could test it for me and take some screenshots, I can only do the Spanish ones would you be so kind as to take some screenshots for the English version?

Here is the updated files [link]

New fonts
New Startup Sound (Windows 7)
Taskbar Icon now patched
New Strings
More resources edited
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Zaqheartcore Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
sure can
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878952 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, ricktendo64 I have XP Pro, I followed the link you gave in the comment section and thus downloaded the 165MB File that can help me get a Media Centre In XP Pro. But How to install? Can you help? Do you have any idea?

There was a zip file inside the zip file I downloaded named as MEDIACTR.CAB I unzippeed those contents and found a Media Centre file with a icon of Media Centre on it. I opened it and it said that Media centre Only Works on Windows Media centre Edition. Please help?
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ricktendo64 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
You have to copy your XPCD to your harddrive and slipstream it into there

You have to/could integrate other stuff also like all the xp updates along with IE7 and WMP11, also you have to integrate .net framework for the media center to work
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878952 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still cannot understand much...you really have to tell me in a leemans language. I have IE8 & WMP 11. My System is fully updated. You just need to explain me the part in which you said: "You have to copy your XPCD to your harddrive and slipstream it into there"

Oh! yes, I have all the .net frameworks...1.0,1.1,2.0,3.0,3.1....
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