changing OS

biggjoee5790

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im getting a new computer.. but the one im looking at doesnt come with windows xp.. it has media center or somethin like that. i have a xp cd at home. to change do i have to format the hard drive completely, then boot with a disk and then install a fresh xp copy? or is there an easier way
 

kev

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Windows XP Media Center is the same as Windows XP Home edition. The only differeance is that Media Center has the Media Center on it.
 

jujugiants

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might as well leave media center if your going to install xp home. if you have pro, that a different story
 

joxley1990

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Media Center is nice anyway, I like it. If your a Media freak.
If you really don't want it, stick linux on it.
 

d_source

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If your going to install winXP pro then yes u will have to format the drive and stick in the installation cd and follow the instructions. Its actually really easy, i have done it many times without anyone showing me. U may be able to get away without formatiing, but do urself a favour, format. It cleans the drive and starts u off fresh! Its the proper way to do it. Once again, only do it if its winXP pro. No need to go from XP media centre to xp Home.
 
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