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post #11 of 18
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get only one os, it would be seven smile.gif

Agreed. The Homegroup sharing is super easy and works great.
post #12 of 18
50Gb for each OS? Why? XP doesn't even need 10. I only have 20 for 7.
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post #13 of 18
Windows 7 all the way!!
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post #14 of 18
Actually, it looks like Windows 8 might shape up to be a good choice for a HTPC if you're going to be doing more than just video playback. Although it gets a lot of criticism when used on a desktop PC, Metro seems well-suited for a 10-foot interface. It's something to consider later on.

Whatever you do, I would recommend getting a Flirc for your remote sensor. It works as a keyboard, so you can set it up to be used with just about anything.
post #15 of 18
W7 o cos - XP has no DXVA2 support Are you planning live tv/pvr functions?
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post #16 of 18
No need for dual boot anything. Run Windows 7. I have been for a few years now, started with Windows XP Professional with is why Windows Media Center 2005 is built on-top of.

I have run Windows XP Media Center on a Dell 4550 and ATI All In Wonder 9600XT, then built my current rig which started with Vista Home Premium which has Media Center included. Ran without ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL, even with the "Figi" WTV/H.264 update, NO PROBLEMS. I however upgraded to W7 starting with RC2 and then to the retail version, NO PROBLEMS.

I recently installed XMBC to merge some other activities together, mostly streaming, but also eye candy for Movies and TV Shows. I don't boot out of Windows to use it, its the Windows version of XMBC, I run the plug-in that allows Media Center to be minimized and starts XBMC. I do the same with the Hulu Desktop plug-in.

Still sorting some new changes out and will purchase a few things ahead of a rebuild to include a A6-3500, A75 motherboard and 60-64GB SSD for the OS.

Likely automatic downloading of TV Shows via Media Center Master and Show Analyzer for advert delete on the fly of Recorded TV Content.

I have (2) Externals that I may move to my WHS 2011 server and (1) 640GB internal drive. Since the new boards don't have IDE, I MAY move this drive to the server until I decommission that for a Mini-ITX based server and then use it (Dell GX-280) as a Linux box.

With the server connector, Media Center automatically moves Recorded TV files I have set it to move with the TV Archive.
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post #17 of 18
All support for XP MCE is no longer...
everything requires Vista or newer.

And plus the new media center is SO much nicer then the XP Mediacenter thumb.gif
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post #18 of 18
Just W7 with VLC and Winamp.
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