Windows XP x64 - any Media Center

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Ysabel, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Ysabel

    Ysabel MDL Novice

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    I am running XP Media Center Edition.

    I am thinking of moving to XP x64. Is there a stand-alone Media Center I can install.
    I need it to watch TV on my flat screen.
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    First of all, why would you use xp today

    Second of all, yes there's xbmc and other free apps.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    As tcntad said, WHY?
    You want proper media center, buy Popcornhour!

    sebus
     
  4. urie

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    Nothing wrong with XP x86 but Xp x64 a no go never any drivers made for it it is that bad MS don't even do WGA check for it. just in case you are thinking as i know media centre it is just xp pro with addons.
     
  5. Ysabel

    Ysabel MDL Novice

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    Thanks for all replies.

    Will stick with XP x86 Media Center Edition and dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. :)
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I still like XP better than Windows seven as an OS..there are some additions I like about Windows 7 though..Aeropeek and Media center are extremely nice, but overall, XP is still very much a winner....:cool:

    I guess if you just have to have the latest soft from a given company to feel good about yourself, then......o_O:p
     
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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    This way you could even state that 98 is nice. Lets move on with times, XP is ancient, lets kill it now

    sebus
     
  8. urie

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    #8 urie, Feb 8, 2010
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    Wrong considering say 80% of companies still use XP and i wouldn't suggest that Windows 7 comes with virtual machine and xp mode not all companies will have machines that can run it.
     
  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Not really up for a discussion, but XP mode came just bacause M$ wants to be nice & still supports 10 year old OS
    Of cours eanybody uses whatever they like/feel comfortable
    Personally I also have XP on one of the notebooks, as nothing else would make sense

    sebus