Medai Centre 2005 - No Internet Explorer?

Silva

Active Member
Hi

Ive just installed Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2005 on my pc - installed disk 1 ok, then disk 2 ok.

Got near the end of installation and it asked me to 'insert Windows XP SP2 disk' (which I dont have on disk as I have always used windows update to do this after hooking to the net directly after the clean install) So I clicked 'cancel' and it continued the install.

Anyway after booting up I noticed that under the start menu there was only a shortcut to Internet Explorer and not the actual icon. So basically I can get onto the net now to download SP2 which no doubt includes Internet Explorer :s

Erm what should I do? :s
 

Slipperystevens

Novice Member
Open Explorer (File Manager, not IE) and put the following address in the address bar:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/default.mspx

Assuming you've got a network connection, this should work. You could also download the install file using the machine you're using to post here, then transfer it to your new build machine.

I'd double-check that IE really isn't installed, first. Have a look for:

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

If it's there, just double-click it, and IE should start.

Hope that helps.
 

Silva

Active Member
Hi m8, I would dl it via ur method but I cant install my modem as it doesnt have the install component on windows either or something :s

Cant remember, Im at work now u see. Im downloading the 266mb SP2 file now and Ill try to install windows again after burning this to disk. But will a 266mb .exe file be burned to disk and be recognised by windows during the install process when it asks for the 'Windows SP2 disk'?
 

Pebb

Well-known Member
I would say you're better off using FireFox as a web broswer on Media Center.
 

Silva

Active Member
whys that mate?

all Im trying to do is have an install so I can stream hd from pc to 360 but is never as simple as it should be :s
 

L11

Novice Member
The "Windows XP Sp2" disk is the name for CD1 i believe.. You just had to put CD1 back in..
 

Stoke192

Distinguished Member
Hi,

When it asks for the SP2 disk....what it actually means is put disk 1 back in (there's a bug in the installation files).

This happened to me when trying to install MCE and had me racking my brains for quite a while :confused:

Anyway give this a go and this should sort the rest of your instalation (IE is on disk 1):thumbsup:

Hope this helps
 

Stoke192

Distinguished Member
L11 said:
The "Windows XP Sp2" disk is the name for CD1 i believe.. You just had to put CD1 back in..

lol....beat me to it :D
 

Silva

Active Member
Seriously? just put the MCE disk 1 back in? :) Cheers m8

Will that give me Internet Explorer and other files I am missing?

I guess I will still have to download SP2 from the net AFTER the installation?

Also is SP2 the same as 'Rollup2'?


Cheers
 

AMCross

Well-known Member
yep put the discs back in as explained below

and then when alls up and running goto windows update and hidden under custom not expreess will be rollup 2
 

Stoke192

Distinguished Member
Yes.....just put disk one back in :)

Do you have the 3 disk version of MCE ??.....if so you have all the files you need including SP2 & Rollup 2.

I'd run windows update though after the install as there's a few more updates.
 

Silva

Active Member
Thanks people, no I have the 2 disk version of MCE, that ok?

So SP2 and Rollup2 are different upgrades?
 
Yes and yes!

Once you have installed "do" a Windows update (you'll need to do this a couple of times) and you'll be completely up to date.
 
With IE 7's tabbed browsing I thought they were about the same - are there other features I'm missing out on?

Michaelknell said:
I can't believe this is the only recommendation for Firefox. It is miles better than IE.
 
Jordans Norks said:
With IE 7's tabbed browsing I thought they were about the same - are there other features I'm missing out on?
I've got loads of extensions on my FF. Things like auto form filling and adblocks.
 
I see...may give it a play then...cheers! :)

(if you've got any specifics worth looking at could you post / PM them, thanks)

Michaelknell said:
I've got loads of extensions on my FF. Things like auto form filling and adblocks.
 

DarkEntity

Well-known Member
I wouldnt touch IE with a barge pole...Firefox and Opera are my two browsers of choice.
 

Stoke192

Distinguished Member
Did you get it sorted ? :)
 
Jordans Norks said:
I see...may give it a play then...cheers! :)

(if you've got any specifics worth looking at could you post / PM them, thanks)
Adblock is probably the best. It lets you block images from sites, so if you go on a certain site regularly and it has lost of ads, you can chose to block them, thus decreasing load times etc.
 

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