View Google Maps Using Windows Media Center

If you have ever wanted to browse the world from the comfort of your remote control, now you can do it via Windows Media Center and Google Maps! This simple ‘hack’ will allow you to use Google Maps on your Windows Media Center PC or on your Xbox! Here are the simple steps:

To add Google Map functionality to your own Media Center install, add a shortcut Google Maps in the More Programs section by right-clicking this Media Center Google Maps link and Save Target As to: {system drive}\Documents and Settings\All users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Media Center\Media Center Programs\

After performing the above operation, you should be able to start Media Center and have the Google Maps link as pictured above. You can use the arrows on your remote to move around the globe and the channel buttons to zoom in and out!

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