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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.


For more information, see Getting started with Windows Media Center.

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