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Hi so i have an old dell id like to use as an htpc up in my bedroom.

So... .how do i do it? anyone got any guides?

For like watching movies and stuff. from my main pc downstairs.

thanks!
 

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Get a copy of Windows Media Center edition, a TV tuner for it and a largeish hard drive.

Set those up, run media center, set it up, make sure everythings detected, etc, then it should all work easily.
 

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If you can, run a ethernet wire to your room somehow it'd be best, that or a N draft router. You will need the speed to stream the videos from one pc to another. Otherwise just setup a network and transfer the files first, then watch.

Also considering it's a dell and knowing nothing else, I assume you need a video card. Go grab a cheap $30 or less 3450 or 4530 off newegg, setup and your set.

For software, unless you literally want a true htpc just run the windows on there now and watch videos on fullscreen.
 
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