Hacking Windows 7 Media Center

Theme Download: Road to Nowhere

by @ 1:13 pm on February 20th, 2009 in themes with No Comments

A surprise release for this weekend, a new theme. Going off another background designed by Phil2001 of DeviantArt, this theme features high resolution images (1080p) designed for wide screen televisions.

Road to Nowhere Windows7 Media Center Theme

This theme has a good imaginative style featuring a road that seems to go on forever into the distance. The depth of field plays very nicely with a Media Center setup. To find out how to make your own themes check out this guide.

Installation:

  1. Download and install NowhereRoad.msi
  2. Close Media Center and wait 45-60 seconds for the system files to be released
  3. Run the Enable Road To Nowhere Theme shortcut as administrator (right click and select “Run as Administrator”)
  4. When the patch dialog appears press start. If you receive an error it is likely the system files haven’t been released yet, wait 60 seconds and try again.
  5. If the patch fails consistently, open Windows Explorer and navigate to “C:\Windows\ehome” and locate “ehres.dll”. Right-click and select “Take Ownership” then retry the patch.
  6. Once the patch is applied successfully close the patch program
  7. Restart Media Center

Uninstallation:

  1. Close Media Center and wait 45-60 for the system files to be released
  2. Run the Disable Road To Nowhere Theme shortcut as administrator (right click and select “Run as Administrator”)
  3. Optionally you can permanently remove the program files through the windows control panel but you must do step #2 first or the theme will not be reset.
  4. Restart Media Center

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:
In the case of epic failure open Windows Explorer and go to “C:\Windows\ehome” select “ehres.dll” and rename it “ehres.dll.bak”. Find “ehres.dll.original” and rename it “ehres.dll”

This theme is meant for use only on Windows 7 Beta 1 (Build 7000) Media Center. No guarantees are made as to the compatibility with other plug-ins or modifications. If you do require assistance, however, you can leave a comment below.

DOWNLOAD: Road To Nowhere Theme 1.0.2

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