Chapter 25: Mastering Windows Media Center
Before running the Setup Wizard again, Windows Media Center prompts you to
confirm that you really want to do this. If you click Yes to continue, you will lose all
current preferences and settings. If you click No, you will exit Setup.
Troubleshooting Problems with Windows Media Center
The options under Tasks ➝ Settings ➝ General offer the greatest flexibility in manag-
ing and troubleshooting Windows Media Center. This section provides detailed
troubleshooting information with devices in Windows Media Center.
Troubleshooting with the Windows Media Center Setup Menu
Selecting Tasks ➝ Settings ➝ General ➝ Windows Media Center Setup allows you to
configure your options as you did during initial installation of the product. This
enables you to set up your Internet connection using the same menu as the original
installation wizard. Setting up your TV signal brings up the wizard to install the TV
tuner card, which you need in order to watch TV and record desired shows. Using
the Set Up Your Speakers option allows you to configure the sound within Windows
Media Center, or change the settings previously input into the application during the
initial installation, which may be necessary when you update your sound system or
have trouble with sound working correctly in Windows Media Center.
➝ Settings ➝ General ➝ Program Library Options allows you to con-
trol how applications control the media experience, access media information, and
set the Windows Media Center Internet security settings. You also can edit pro-
grams and how they interact with Windows Media Center. Clicking the “Edit more
programs” button lists the different programs that can connect to Windows Media
Center. Checking or unchecking a particular application allows or disallows the appli-
cation to connect to Windows Media Center for content. These settings can help you
diagnose problems with other applications and with Windows Media Center.
➝ Settings ➝ General ➝ Startup and Windows Behavior allows you to
manage Windows Media Center startup behavior. You can have Windows Media
Center start automatically during Windows startup, or leave it in the default mode,
requiring you to start the program manually from the Start menu.
➝ Settings ➝ General ➝ Visual and Sound Effects allows you to man-
age transition animations and navigational sounds. You can also manage the Win-
dows Media Center color scheme and contrast.
➝ Settings ➝ General ➝ Windows Media Setup ➝ Configure Your TV
or Monitor allows you to adjust your display settings within Windows Media Center
for optimal viewing.
➝ Settings ➝ General ➝ Windows Media Setup ➝ Join Wireless Net-
work allows you to add a wireless network to your installation. The wizard can