Upgrade from XP Home Edition to XP Media Center Edition

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Frank G., Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Frank G.

    Frank G. Guest

    I have XP Home Edition in my system but eventually, I will purchase TV Tuner
    to install in tower. How can I get XP Media Center Edition?

    Cheers,
    FG
     
    Frank G., Feb 27, 2007
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  2. Frank G.

    S.Sengupta Guest

    You can't upgrade from XP Home to MCE.

    MCE is available :-
    1]You can get it installed on a new OEM PC.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/default.mspx

    2]If you are an MSDN subscriber it is also available as
    part of several different MSDN subscriptions.

    regards,
    S.Sengupta[MS-MVP]
     
    S.Sengupta, Feb 27, 2007
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    Jaime Guest

    or you can just buy from newegg.com (among others) for around $120.
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    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey!"), FL

     
    Jaime, Feb 27, 2007
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    Sven Guest

    But it is still a new install...no upgrade option.

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    MVP - Mobile Devices
     
    Sven, Feb 27, 2007
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  5. Frank G.

    Jaime Guest

    I think S.Sengupta made that clear in the original reply.
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    Orlando (Goofy says "Hey!"), FL

     
    Jaime, Feb 27, 2007
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  6. Actually, he didn't. MCE 2005 was shipped as an OEM product, and as such,
    will only do a clean installation. That's not necessarily obvious to the
    general masses.

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    Doug Knox - [MS-MVP], Feb 27, 2007
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    Tom Scales Guest

    Given all the answers you've already heard, consider Vista Home Premium.
    You can upgrade to it.
     
    Tom Scales, Feb 27, 2007
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  8. Frank G.

    Frank G. Guest

    Hi Tom,

    Instead of purchase XP Media Center Edition and buy Vista Home Premium that
    it has included Media Center Edition. Can you suggest full operating system
    or upgrade operating system?

    Frank
     
    Frank G., Feb 27, 2007
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  9. Frank G.

    Tom Scales Guest

    I don't remember the details, so check out MS' site, but I think Home can be
    upgraded.
     
    Tom Scales, Feb 28, 2007
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