[Windows] HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - Printable Version
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- large - 2008-09-27 13:59
I'm glad I could contribute to the XBMC project. My first Wikipage - cool
How did it fail for you?
Error messages, BSOD or simply nothing happens?
What did you mean with that comment? This is the "correct" way of replacing a shell.
I don't use hiberation at all, but will XBMC be minimized or something after dehibration?
- neoanderson2002 - 2008-10-14 08:09
Thanks~ This method works very well. It still loads up other startup programs as well (like anti-virus software, etc.).
Weird issue: When trying to run a new task in Task Manager to reopen explorer.exe , it opens My Documents instead! I tried running new task as "explorer.exe" and browsing for "C:\Windows\explorer.exe" and they both do the same thing. Any tips on how to run explorer.exe to show the start menu and task bar?
Thank you for any assistance on this matter.
- sicon99 - 2008-11-13 21:47
By the previous post it sounds like but just wanted to make sure it would still run apps for mapping controller ect in the background.
- sexus6 - 2008-11-17 19:00
I use this silentlaunch method in combo with InstallShell...
All is perfect except HDMI audio for my motherboard.
When I startup normally my windows system (without this mod), Audio works by HDMI, xbmc include.
The problem is when I execute this mod by silentlaunch. Audio is lost sometimes... I think that the reason is that XBMC starts with silentlaunch BEFORE the audio manager for internal sound card (Asus M3A78-EM motherboard).
Can I invoke this audio manager BEFORE xbmc at the same script?
- miketowninc - 2008-11-20 03:37
For anyone who gets this message when opening instantsheller:
"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."
You have to install the .net framework at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en
- goddag - 2008-12-31 00:56
sexus6 Wrote:I use this silentlaunch method in combo with InstallShell...
I´m not sure if this will help, and I´m not sure how your sound manager is started now, but you can always try to move the startup to:
This is one quite early way of staring a windows application. I haven't tested this myself.
- waldo22 - 2009-02-17 18:37
goddag Wrote:I´m not sure if this will help, and I´m not sure how your sound manager is started now, but you can always try to move the startup to:
Quote:Also how do I add some other programs to start with XBMC (need to start remote software)
There are several questions about running remote programs, audio services, etc.
If you're using SilentLaunch, you can simply edit the SilentLaunch.cfg file to add the things you want to start in the order you need. Add as much as you want.
If you're using EventGhost, you can do the same by adding the programs to the "AutoStart" menu.
- thirteeneast - 2009-03-04 23:13
Could you not just put shell in :Programs/Start up>shell ?
- waldo22 - 2009-03-11 21:57
thirteeneast Wrote:Could you not just put shell in :Programs/Start up>shell ?
Yes but it's slower, and then you see the whole Windows task bar/start menu and all that stuff.
- memnock1985 - 2009-07-21 01:54
When I use the SilentLaunch method, I get XMBC to start, but it starts with the deafault skin and my library is empty. Its like it starts a clean install of XBMC. If I starts it normaly it starts as it should. Any ideas?