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Old 05-12-2004, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I cannot buy Windows xp!!!!!

I been reading alot about Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 and i think it's pretty cool seeing how i have a dvd player, lots of movies, 5.1 surround sound, and alot of pictures on my computer. and i think it would be cool!

I wan't to know if i can just buy the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 OS not a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 PC
i have an 2000$ pc and i want that os why do i have to buy a pc with it????

1. Is there a reason you can't buy it sepraly...it won't work on regular pc's......????

2.Where can i buy it.....

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Old 05-12-2004, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think....microsoft only allows Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 to be pre-installed on qualified/ complaint computers that have met there requirements. for example this OS comes with a matching remote control and must have the right audio hardware, be fast enough for multimedia applications, ect.

i think you would have to be authorized dealer or have approval on specific computers to install it. that said i know you can download that OS from the warez underground because someone in my household has a copy of the OS CD.....and it's not me. so basically for the average consumer, you cannot buy Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 operating system by itself

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Old 05-13-2004, 09:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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why doesn't Microsoft release it for sale and let the users figure it out? not everybody is dumb enough to install it on a PC that can't handle it....... ok there are some people that will, but hey
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The Media Center Edition from what I see daily, is not a good operating system if you intend to, play games, or just have normal fun with it. Their is tons of progs running in the b/g and its pretty slow!
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Just Get Windows XP Pro.

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