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Vista media center: can I control it with an xbox360 controller?

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Old 06-18-2007
lzy2k1
 

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Vista media center: can I control it with an xbox360 controller?
I have a vista home premium pc, and i was wondering if i could use my xbox360
controller for windows as a (wired) remote for windows media center?

I already tried the windows MCE tweak but it didn┬┤t work.

Leo
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Old 06-18-2007
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Re: Vista media center: can I control it with an xbox360 controller?
No. You need a Windows MCE remote.

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"lzy2k1" <lzy2k1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have a vista home premium pc, and i was wondering if i could use my
>xbox360
> controller for windows as a (wired) remote for windows media center?
>
> I already tried the windows MCE tweak but it didn┤t work.
>
> Leo



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Old 06-19-2007
Neil Harley
 

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Re: Vista media center: can I control it with an xbox360 controller?
lzy2k1 wrote:
> I have a vista home premium pc, and i was wondering if i could use my xbox360
> controller for windows as a (wired) remote for windows media center?
>
> I already tried the windows MCE tweak but it didn┬┤t work.
>
> Leo


You can if you fancy playing about quite a bit:
http://www.brains-n-brawn.com/defaul...vDir=mcexinput

Or:

If your Xbox is in a different room from your PC you can control Media
Center (only MC and not the PC) once you connect to it through the Xbox
blade (once the PC and Xbox are connected using the Extender). If your
Xbox is in the same room as the Media Center I would buy the proper
remote. I don't think you can connect the

You might want to look at:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/m...er/mcefaq.mspx




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