hello there. i was annoyed by windows, so i made this workaround. it replaces the windows mediacenter with any application (mediaportal would be a smart idea ) there are other threads on how to make windows NOT start mediacenter when you press the green button, but this will allow you to change the application started to anything! i'ts a cheesy workaround, but it does work and is easy to install here are the steps: 1) go to your c:\Windows\ehome folder, and make a backup of ehshell.exe (rename it to ehshell_backup or something) if you get an error because of restrictions, start in safe mode, or change the owner of the file to your account. there are online tutorials in how to do that. 2) Download this file: http://ussr.at/ehshell_starter_0.1.zip (43KB) in this zipfile there are 2 files, extract them both to your c:\Windows\ehome folder 3) right click on the run.lnk (you might not see the .lnk extention), select properties, and point it to your Mediaportal.exe 4) have fun starting your MP with your Green Button the new ehshell.exe just starts the run.lnk this works on vista 32 & 64 bit. i don't know about XP, but i guess it is similar.