Microsoft has announced the available of Zune HD and Zune 4.0, but some of the features inside these are not available for users outside US and Canada. Features like marketplace, start up animation etc are currently available. Within Windows has created a registry hack which will enable users outside US and Canada to get all the features in Zune 4.0. If you are comfortable editing the registry, you can also manually change the registry settings to get all the features.

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To change the settings, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftZune and create a key called FeaturesOverride. Within this key, create a DWORD for each feature you want to enable and set its value to 1.

  • Quickplay
  • Marketplace
  • Picks
  • Videos
  • MusicVideos
  • Podcasts
  • Channels
  • Games
  • SubscriptionFreeTracks
  • SignInAvailable (allows restricted locales to sign in!)
  • FirstLaunchIntroVideo
  • MBRRental
  • MBRPurchase
  • MBRPreview

Registry Editor

You can download the simple registry script and double-click to enable the features.

Thanks to Within Windows