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Navigate windows start screen with a remote?

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Hi,

I tried to use Windows 8 on a HTPC and i'm struggling with being able to navigate the start screen without using a mouse/keyboard.

The Xbox 360 controller doesn't work (real missed opportunity?!) and i'm wondering is it possible to set it up to run from a TV remote control, in the same way you can control a raspberry pi/raspbmc with a tv remote via hdmi?

Essentially what I would like to be able to do is use a controller to navigate the start screen to load either steam/netflix etc. Is there a solution?

thanks

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I use one of these and it allows you to navigate the start screen:

http://www.amazon.co...63644327&sr=8-4

It doesn't require additional software, it just works.

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Yup... Media Center remotes work just fine.

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XBStart is what you need.

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Just tried an old RC118 MCE remote, still works under Windows 8.1 Update x64 to navigate the Start Screen..

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