the first was that my htpc started to magically launch windows media center for no reason and would fuck up my remote control. you can close it using a mouse and keyboard but the point of the remote was to make these things somewhat redundant! anywho, to fix this i just removed wmc from the pc.
the other, is finding an alternative to the windows media remote. since these were discontinued i've been having trouble finding a good alternative that will work well with the logitech harmony. im obviously after something thats cheap and works with xbmc. so if any readers out there have any suggestions please let me know!