Black Windows Media Center Skin

Published in Windows 7 User Interface Tweaks by Steve Sinchak with 86,533 views

Users have already started to change the look of the new Windows Media Center in Windows 7. Australian Media Center Community member Astrotoy7 created a sharp looking black theme for Media Center.

To install the black theme you will need to download a replacement resource file that contains the the new bitmaps.

Download the new resource DLL for your version of Windows 7:

Download 32-bit version and 64-bit version

Next, take ownership of c:\windows\ehome\ehres.dll and rename the ehres.dll to ehres_old.dll so you have a backup to revert the change if needed.

Then just copy the downloaded ehres.dll file to c:\windows\ehome\ and start up Media Center.

Click here to visit the Australian Media Center Community for more information.


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I have first thanks astroy, but i do thanks you now 'cause you provided the download link...Works pretty fine! Wish could have those clouds looks...!

Posted by Anm on 5 years ago

Thanks for the links.

Those clouds are from a movie that is playing in the background I believe. If you play a movie and then hit the back button until you get to the main menu, you will see the movie playing in the background, blurred in with the standard background.
Posted by Joshua on 4 years ago

What the heck is this "Shuttle VFD fix" thing I just installed? I feel so stupid/worried!
Posted by Daghead on 4 years ago

this one didn't work for myself (x64 win7 ultimate). There is a bigger choice of themes on - thanks anyway
Posted by Dave on 4 years ago

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