Use Windows 8 on Your iPad or Android Tablet

Jul 15, 2012 by

Splashtop's Win8 Metro Testbed app lets you remotely access Windows 8 from your iPad or Android tablet. But just how bad do you want this? Start digging in your pockets now, because at $24.99, this may just be the most expensive app you'll have on your tablet.

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Ripping DVDs for Windows Media Center

Jul 3, 2012 by

We’ve been through, what seems like, about 497 million different options for ripping a DVD collection for use in a home theater PC.  DVDs are one form of media that we thought this community had really started to move away from as Blu-ray and streaming media has really taken off over the...

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Add Windows Media Center to Window 8 Release Preview

Jun 1, 2012 by

Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview doesn't include Media Center, but these instructions will show you how to install it.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Using Your HTPC as a Play To Target

May 25, 2012 by

Media Center does not support the Play To functionality of Windows Media Player for some reason. While not perfect, you can ease the lack of integration by launching Windows Media Player in the background upon login. To do so you need to write a little three line script and drop it into a certain directory.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Finding Protected Recorded TV Files

May 12, 2012 by

This Windows Media Center Quick Tip shows you how to easily find out which of your Recorded TV shows are copy-protected.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Syncing Windows Phone Camera Roll to Media Ce...

Apr 28, 2012 by

Use SkyDrive on your Media Center PC to view photographs that are automatically uploaded from your Windows Phone.

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Using a TiVo Slide Remote with Windows Media Center

Apr 27, 2012 by

Wouldn't the TiVo sliding keyboard remote be great if you could use it with Windows Media Center? Well now you can have all of that keyboard goodness and still use the best DVR on the planet: Windows Media Center. Let us show you step-by-step how to configure this keyboard + remote with Media Center.

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How to Set Up VPN for Windows Home Server 2011

Mar 26, 2012 by

Many companies use VPN to let you log into your work desktop from home. With Windows Home Server, you can take advantage of underlying Windows Server 2008 features to enable VPN for secure access to your own home network. It's a little work, but we walk you through all the steps.

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Adding Missing ClearQAM Channels to Windows Media Center

Feb 16, 2012 by

Sometimes Windows Media Center misses a few channels when scanning ATSC or ClearQAM signals. Fortunately there is an easy way to add those missing channels!

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Remove TotalMedia Theatre DVD Prompt in Media Center

Dec 15, 2011 by

This registry hack will eliminate the annoying prompt that TotalMedia Theatre displays every time you try to play a DVD in Windows Media Center.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Starting Media Center from the Xbox Dashboard...

Dec 12, 2011 by

The Fall 2011 update for the Xbox 360 brings a great new Metro-style UI to the Xbox dashboard, but where did Media Center go? You can still use your Xbox as an extender, you just have to dig a little to find it.

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Media Center Quick Tip – Guide Shortcuts and Features

Dec 1, 2011 by

Windows Media Center's guide may look like a traditional set-top box grid guide, but these tips may help make the guide much more useful.

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