How to Download and Install Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver Driver for Windows 7
If you have a Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver device and you want to use it with your Windows 7 computer, you need to download and install the correct driver for it. The driver will enable you to control your desktop and Media Center functions with an MCE remote control. Here are the steps to follow:
Go to this website and find the driver that matches your operating system. You can use the Driver Update Utility to automatically find the right driver for you, or you can browse the list of popular driver updates and choose the one that suits your needs.
Download the driver file and save it to a convenient location on your computer.
Open Device Manager by clicking on Start, typing devmgmt.msc in the search box, and pressing Enter.
Expand the Human Interface Devices category and locate the Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver device.
Right-click on the device and select Update Driver Software.
Click on Browse my computer for driver software and navigate to the folder where you saved the driver file.
Click on Next and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
Restart your computer if prompted.
You should now be able to use your Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver device with your Windows 7 computer. Enjoy!How to Use the MCE Remote Control
Once you have installed the driver for your Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver device, you can use the MCE remote control to operate your Windows 7 computer from a distance. The MCE remote control has various buttons that correspond to different functions and commands. Here are some of the common buttons and what they do:
The Power button turns on or off your computer.
The Windows button opens the start menu or the Windows Media Center application.
The OK button selects an item or confirms an action.
The Back button returns to the previous screen or page.
The Directional buttons move the cursor or highlight an option.
The Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind, Fast Forward, Skip Backward, and Skip Forward buttons control the playback of media files.
The Mute, Volume Up, and Volume Down buttons adjust the sound level.
The Record, Live TV, Guide, and DVD Menu buttons access specific features of Windows Media Center.
The Green Button, Red Button, Yellow Button, and Blue Button perform different actions depending on the context and the software you are using.
The Teletext, i+, and i- buttons are used for interactive TV services.
The Clear, Enter, and Numeric Keypad buttons are used for entering text or numbers.
The Asterisk (*), Pound (#), and Pictures buttons are not assigned by default and can be customized using third-party software.
You can use the MCE remote control with any software that supports keyboard shortcuts or multimedia keys. For example, you can use it with Kodi, a popular media center software that works well with Windows 7. To learn how to customize the buttons on your MCE remote control for Kodi, see this article: How to Control Any Software in Windows with Your MCE Remote[^1^]. You can also use other community add-ons like MCERemote[^2^] or Keymap Editor[^2^] to remap the buttons through the GUI. 061ffe29dd