How to use Zune and Xbox 360 remote controls with your Windows 7 MCE

Zune Wireless Remote

The simple hack will give you ability to use Zune Wireless Remote – new and old, or Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote with Windows 7 Media Center:

  • oped registry and find key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HidIr\Remotes\745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da;
  • find the REG_DWORD named CodeSetNum0 and change its value to 0;
  • reboot the PC.

The idea of that hack is to force Windows to scan all IR channel instead of just the first one (Zune and Xbox 360 remotes use channel 8). After applying the hack many other remotes used IR channel different then 1 will be recognized by your system.

[via eHomeUpgrade]