Yes. Basically you find the folder "ehome" and rename it to "ehomeold" (no
quotes). The programming that launches media center is dedicated to
finding it at ehome folder, so when it looks for it...no can find because
the folder is now labelled ehomeold!
The way I found the folder was to go to start/search field and type in
"ehome" (no quotes). That then generates a folder icon and the folder name
ehome at the top of the window. Left click on the folder name ehome. This
opens a new window which shows you ehome as a subfolder of the windows
folder on the c drive.
Right click on the ehome folder, which brings up a menu of choices. Left
click on "rename" Now you can type in any new name for the folder.
Actually, ANY different name will stop media center from running, but using
ehomeold is just a convention that lets you remember some day in the future
if you want to start it up again. Hope that is enough to help you get this
"shark" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for the info. Can you detail the steps you took to rename ehome
> as ehomeold. I'm not very tech savvy but also need a way to override
> Windows Media Center. It keeps loading itself on my new Gateway and has
> taken over my computer. It is next to impossible for me to do anything
> without Media Center randomly loading and interferring with my
> So, if you could explain your solution, I would great appreciate it.
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