Registry hack to use Zune Remote to control Windows Media Center

Did you know you can use your Zune wireless remote, to control your Windows Media Center PC? Here’s a registry hack to get you going: 1. Open registry, scroll down to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HidIr\Remotes\745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da 2. Find REG_DWORD named CodeSetNum0 and change the value to Zero 3. Reboot the PC and enjoy. By default, Windows listens to channel […]

Did you know you can use your Zune wireless remote, to control your Windows Media Center PC? Here’s a registry hack to get you going: 1. Open registry, scroll down to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HidIr\Remotes\745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da 2. Find REG_DWORD named CodeSetNum0 and change the value to Zero 3. Reboot the PC and enjoy. By default, Windows listens to channel 1 and the Zune remote is channel 8. This hack works by setting the ID to 0 which allows Windows to listen to all the IR ID’s. It’s been tested in Windows 7 and not in other versions, but there’s no reason to believe that it wouldn’t work in those, too. Let us know if you try it!


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