HELP! XP Media Center Edition

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Leia, May 23, 2012.

  1. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    Hi all!

    After trying a few downloads of media center copy from here and some other sites on google, I decided to ask the gurus instead.

    My windows xp media center edition disc 1 got cracked literally when I tried installing it last week, I figured the disc wasn't properly set in the tray yet then I shut it. Anyway, the cd2 is still working but cd1 is useless at this point. I have the key so I don't need one.

    Could someone please direct me to download a copy of MCE?

    Thank you all in advance for your help, greatly appreciate it.

    Leia
     
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  3. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply Tito. The megaupload page does not load on mine, it has an anti-piracy logo or something like that. I think I have tried the media fire already yesterday and I got an error, asking me to insert a disc when I tried to unzipped it? Any input is highly apprecaited. Thank you!
     
  4. redroad

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    Hmm..are you in U.S. here links are good ??
     
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  6. Leia

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    Hi! Yes, I'm iin CAlifornia.
     
  7. redroad

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    So the link Tito gave above in post #5 is a no go for you?
     
  8. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    Tried it just now Tito, its asking for a password? Anyone know what the password is? Thanks!
     
  9. redroad

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    xO1koafl Look in the txt. file for the rest at the bottom
     
  10. redroad

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    download the parts and save on desktop. create a folder on desktop and put the parts inside.. post back when your done or you have any more questions
     
  11. redroad

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    Question: the disk that broke is it a disk from dell or other vendor? or ist a retail disk?
     
  12. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    Done with the downloads. I guess I can now burn it to a disc, is that right?

    It's a retail disc, came with 2 discs and has its own key.

    Thanks Redroad!
     
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  14. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    cool! Just tried magic iso and didn't work lol.

    Will try this one now. Cheers man!
     
  15. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    Cheers guys!

    I am now installing it but I am getting some "cannot cop file xxxx.xml" or something like that. Does it mean some files are corrupt and cannot finish the installation?
     
  16. redroad

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    did you download both CD's ? and did you hash check the ISO?
     
  17. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    No, only downloaded cd1 because i have the other disc and is still functional.

    I tried formatting the HDD and installed just fine. I was just entering the key that's on my disc and it says it's invalid. Just then I noticed it is XP Propfessional and not media center, is that exactly why it is not accepting my key?

    On the initial installation process, it said media center edition, now that I'm on the entering key phase it says xp professional, I am getting confused. :(
     
  18. redroad

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    The foundation is XP professional so not to worry there...Is your machine home built or by a vendor?
    If so which vendor and model?
     
  19. Leia

    Leia MDL Novice

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    Home built, asus p5k deluxe.. dunno if that helps.

    But why isn't is accepting my key? is there any other way to make it work?
     
  20. redroad

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    Yes..but I'm out of time tonight..Tito is on another time zone and I am on east coast so you will either here from Tito about 9:00 pm your time or 4:00am your time from me..But in the mean time do yourself a favor and download the other CD 2 wish you the best..