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Old 02-07-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default Zune Remote with Windows Media Center

Use a Zune Remote Control with Windows Media Center - Remote Control - Lifehacker

Just thought this would be interesting to some readers. If this is in the wrong section, I do apologize.

Are you jealous of the Apple remote? Wish you can have such a small remote for Windows? Well there is one. The remote control for the Zune works just fine in Windows 7 media center. As long as you have the media center IR receiver all you have to do is change the IR Id on the registry.

By default Windows is listening on channel 1; the Zune remote is channel 8. This is also the same channel for the Xbox 360 multimedia remote. You can set the value to 8 but this mean that the regular MCE remote would not work. So what you want to do is set the ID to 0, this would make Windows listen to all the IR ID's.

Open the registry. Scroll down to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlS et\services\HidIr\Remotes\745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da

Find the REG_DWORD named CodeSetNum0 and change the value to Zero. Reboot the PC and enjoy.

I have only tried this under Windows 7; however I don't see it not working in any other version of Windows. I love it especially for when I use Hulu or Boxee. Please note that the Xbox 360 media remote will work as well, since it shares the same channel as the Zune remote.

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