How to: Enable missing Zune features in Australia

Zune Software is unfortunately crippled in Australia, missing some of the US-based features that make it great. A reader of techAU has worked out a registry hack to re-enable...

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Zune Software is unfortunately crippled in Australia, missing some of the US-based features that make it great. A reader of techAU has worked out a registry hack to re-enable some of these features – thanks Matt.

The Zune hack will re-enable
 
·         Social
·         Smart DJ
·         Podcast Marketplace
·         Music 
 
Here’s what you do, open Regedit and navigate to HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftZune, create a Key called FeaturesOverride. Within this key, create a DWORD for each feature you want to enable and set its value to 1 to the following:
 
·         Social
·         QuickMixLocal
·         Podcasts
·         Music (enables the menu item, but content is locked out)

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