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How do I set up Media Center?



How do I set up Media Center?



The first time you start Media Center, you'll see a setup page with information about various features, as well as two setup options. The quickest method is, not surprisingly, Express. You can choose this option now if you want to jump right in. However, let’s walk through the Custom setup options to give you a better idea of what you can do with Media Center.


  1. Using a Media Center remote, press the green Start button.
  2. The first time you start Media Center, on the setup page, select Continue, and then select Custom.
  3. When you reach the page titled Get the Most from Windows Media Center, select Yes to allow Media Center to download album cover art, DVD cover art, current TV guide listings, information from online media services, and other useful information.



  • You can also use a mouse to open Media Center. Click the Start button , click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Center.


  • If you choose the Express setup option now, you can return to the Custom setup process later by following these steps from the Windows Media Center start screen: scroll to Tasks, select Settings, select General, select Windows Media Center Setup, then select Run Setup Again.

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