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Old 11-22-2005, 04:53   #1
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XP media center edition

lots of laptops I'm lookin' at come with XP media center edition.

anyone have this?

It looks like a very dumbed down "for the masses" interface.

but it's built on xp pro so I can just use it like reg xp without all the junk?

Is it more of a resource hog than xp pro?

any help will be appreciated

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Old 11-22-2005, 12:09   #2
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The Media Center is [just an application for Windows. It allows you to watch TV, listen to radio, view slideshows, movies, etc. (with the right hardware). The computer runs XP Pro, it just comes with that additional application. Your choice whether or not to use it, if not, you're just running regular old Windows.
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Old 11-22-2005, 15:09   #3
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I think the common version I've seen preinstalled has been with XP Home not XP Pro.You normally have a choice of Home or Media Center for no extra cost but XP Pro is extra.Media Center is designed to be used as an entertainment center/controller and for use with a remote control.It's hardly worth cluttering a new PC with unless you are getting it to use as an entertainment center.It also has been the source of some troubles/problems/conflicts.
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