Control which programs are displayed in Windows Media Center

In Windows Media Center, you can choose which partner programs are displayed in the Start screen, in addition to the Program Library. This allows you to quickly find programs that you use regularly. When a new program is installed, it will appear automatically in the associated category (Music, TV, or Pictures + Videos). The next program that is registered in that category will replace the one before it. Hiding a program does not uninstall the program.

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To show or hide a program

  1. On the start screen, scroll to Tasks, click settings, click General, and then click Program Library Options.

  2. Click Edit Program Library.

  3. To hide a program, on the Edit Program Library screen, clear the check box next to the program.

  4. To show a program that was previously hidden, select the check box next to the program.

  5. Click Save to save your changes.

To have only one program appear on the Start screen

  1. On the start screen, scroll to Online Media, and then click program library.

  2. Right-click the program you want to appear, and then, on the context menu, click Add to Start Menu.

  3. Click Yes to confirm that you want to add it to the Start menu.

To remove a program from the Start screen

  1. On the start screen, scroll to Online Media, and then click program library.

  2. Right-click the program you want to remove, and then, on the context menu, click Remove from Start Menu.