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Windows Media Center
I have XP Home. Can I upgrade?
Sports Workout

 5:39 am on Jul 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

newbie question -

i have XP Home and want the media center edition.

Is this possible without hassle? how much will this cost me?



 5:47 am on Jul 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

The media centre version can only be obtained when you buy a media centre pc. I belive this is a standards issue. Media centre pc's need to meet certain quality standards and have certain component and hardware features then makes them ideal for running XP media edition OS.


Sports Workout

 9:20 am on Jul 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

are you sure? i just looked on ebay and there are several sellers selling win media center operating system. it looks like you can just upgrade from XP Home. is this true?


 5:03 am on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

There seem to be a number of OEM outlets who will sell Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 now. It is still not available via retail. The software is not an upgrade to XP Home, but a full OS. If you have space on your machine I guess you could install it as a dual boot option.

You'll probably want to check out some of the "make your own Media Center PC" sites to determine setup quirks and hardware suggestions.

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