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XP Media Center Edition

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by John Elsden, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. John Elsden

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    I am hoping to build a HCPC and was hoping to use Windows XP Media Center Edition, unless anyone has any better ideas. but I have never seen it advertised. Firms like Mesh and Evesham use it in their multimedia models but where can you buy it?
     
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    I a word you can't buy it.
     
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    XP MCE only comes on ready built PCs.

    Probably to save Microsoft having to support lots of different hardware and standards.

    The real idea of MCE is to make the PC a consumer product like a DVD player or a VCR and not have to worry. Of course there is actually XP Pro hiding in the background.
     
  4. mrmcdean

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    Just a quick note:

    Im thinking about doing the same thing and have come up against the same problem.

    Ive just bought the latest edition on PC Format which has a load of programs on the coverdisk that it says will do the same jobs as Media Center is designed to do.
     
  5. John Elsden

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    Thanks for that information mrmcdean I'll look out for the copy in the shops. A programme mentioned in this forum is Showshifter but I'm not sure about the compatability with all video cards.
     

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