Open Windows Media Center automatically when Windows starts

You can set up Windows Media Center to open automatically when you turn on your computer and start Windows. This can be useful if your computer is part of a home theater.

(If you don't have a Media Center remote, you can use a mouse to do the following steps.)

  1. Using a Media Center remote, press the green Start button Picture of the green Start button on the remote control to open Media Center.
  2. On the Windows Media Center start screen, scroll to Tasks, select Settings, select General, and then select Startup and Window Behavior.

  3. Select the Start Windows Media Center when Windows starts check box, and then select Save.

To learn how to turn off your computer or put it into sleep mode using Media Center, see Turn off your computer using Windows Media Center.