mbedford wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:15 am
Actually found the solution, you were close but this is the full solution:
* Crudely copy the entire "C:\Windows\ehome" folder to "C:\Program Files\ehome", enable the "Disable full screen optimization" flag on "C:\Program Files\ehome\ehshell.exe", and finally make sure that the desktop start shortcut points to "C:\Program Files\ehome\ehshell.exe".
Now media center runs full screen again.
Thank You mbedford!
This worked perfectly for me.
You are correct, I found that if you don't move the ehome folder out of the windows folder, you don't have access to the Compatibility
tab in ehshell.exe''s properties, I assume due to being a system protected file, as you stated.
I did notice I no longer get the WMC Intro screen/video and sound. Screen just goes black for a little while before WMC shows up. Sometime I get just the last tone of the intro music.
Does not really matter to me because we just keep WMC always running and just sleep the HTPC, so we don't hear it unless we have to reboot.
This was the last piece of the puzzle that I needed.
Was having issues with sound, I assumed due to having to go from DisplayPort > DVI > HDMI from the HTPC to the AVR.
HTPC only has VGA and DisplayPort and AVR only has HDMI.
It seems my DisplayPort to DVI adapter was not passing sound, but got a different one that mentioned audio on the package that worked fine.
My other issue was the MCE Remote. Not sure what fix it, but maybe I just thought it was not working, when really the problem was WMC freezing.
Well, you got me up and going. Thanks Again!