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Hello everyone,

So i installed a tv tuner on saturday and i hate the program it came with. So i wanted to go and use media center instead. Is there any way i can just install the program or do i have to get a media edition OS. If so would which would you recommend and why? (keep in mind am a pc gamer)
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post #2 of 14
tv??? you have a transvestite tuner???

you need the media centre edition upgrade for your xp install.

vista ultimate has it all bundled in.
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Windows Media Center ships with either XP Media Center Edition or Vista Ultimate - if you wished to use it, those are your options. It cannot, unfortunately, be installed standalone. both are good OS's however. (XP Media Center is basically XP Pro with Media Center added, and Vista Ultimate speaks for itself).

You could also look into a free media center OS called MythBuntu. It is based upon Ubuntu, as its name would imply, and I feel it has great features especially given that its open source. If you'd like a Windows program, BeyondTV is a great one. Its not free though.
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I would get vista since you have a dx10 card
    
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so if i get the windows xp media edition do i have to reformat or can i just simply upgrade the windows with out having to reinstall all my other applications/programs. or do i have to start from scratch ?
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post #6 of 14
actually media certer xp is based on home, not pro. so it lacks a few of the features that xp pro has over home, such as connecting to a domain and a few other small things.
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Don't think so..
    
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i dont about vista many friends complain about it.... i mean i dont mind switching but what concern me is my games. i dont know if they will work on vista or will they?
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i'm pretty sure than any game that will run on xp will run fine, or better, on vista. vista has been out a while now and while a lot of people still hate it, its a solid os.
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are you sure my xp games will work on vista? also can i just simply upgrade it or do i have to re-install everything i currently have on xp
Edited by dan12288 - 6/23/08 at 11:16am
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