Windows 7 media centre themes.
Before installing a theme that uses a patch you should backup your "ehres.dll" file.
Open Windows Explorer and browse to "C:\Windows\ehome\" and find "ehres.dll" then copy this file to a safe location. Make sure you now have two copies of this file before continuing, one in the original location and one in a safe location.
To install a theme that comes with a patch file you must first make sure you have ownership of the ehres.dll file located in "C:\Windows\ehome\" (This location may vary depending on the location of your Windows installation). To do this first download and execute the OWN.REG FILE(included in .Zip)
Then open Windows Explorer and navigate to "C:\Windows\ehome\". Find the "ehres.dll" file, right-click and select "Take Ownership". If you do not see "Take Ownership" listed you haven't installed the own.reg file correctly.
Once you have ownership of the "ehres.dll" file, run the .exe patch file included in the theme download as an administrator by right-clicking the file and selecting "Run as Administrator".
Make certain that the two input dialog boxes say "C:\Windows\ehome\ehres.dll" (Again, this location may vary depending on the location of your Windows install) then press "Start". When the patch process completes restart your Media Center.
Uninstall a theme with patch
To uninstall a theme previously installed with a patch file you will need to restore the backup "ehres.dll" file you created at the time in which you installed the theme.
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For themes with installer packages, double-click to begin the installation process then follow the directions on-screen to complete the installation. Once you've completed the installation process you will need to run a shortcut to enable the new theme. Find the theme's start menu listing in Start -> Programs and locate the shortcut to enable the theme. Then right-click the shortcut and select "Run As Administrator"
Once the process begins a black window and a patch dialog will appear. Double check to be sure that the two input dialogs point to "C:\windows\ehome\ehres.dll" (this location make be different depending on the location of your Windows installation) and press "Start".
Once the process has completed successfully, restart your Media Center.
Uninstalling themes with installers
To uninstall a theme that has been installed using an installer package, locate the program listing in Start -> Program Files. Find the entry labeled Uninstall and right-click the shortcut. Select "Run as Administrator" to restore the default theme. You may then uninstall the theme package from the Windows Programs Install/Uninstall control panel.
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