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Windows XP Pro, MCE, or Both?

by jim_od2001 / April 28, 2005 3:02 AM PDT

Hi I am building my own computer in July, and I will be using it for everything basically. As next year I start University it will be used for gameing, word processing, and it will be used to watch and listen to media files.

My computer will have a AMD 3000+ Athlon 64 it is a socket 754. It will also have a TV card, and a high performance Sound Card, and Graphics Card.
And I was wondering what Windows I would be best using? It will be connected to two different networks, for about 6months each. One will be a home network consiting of my current computer which is running XP Home, and my new computer which will be host. And the second network would be the University network. At home and at univeristy I will be wanting to connect my computer to my TV, as you can get better quality through your TV.

So I was wondering, what to use, I'm wanting full network options, as I will be wanting to access all my files from both computers, so XP Home is out of the question. I was also wondering if it would be worth it getting Windows XP Pro 64, and Media Centre, and run a dual Operating System?


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Windows Media Edition
by phantazy / April 28, 2005 4:37 AM PDT

All I can say about this is that I remember reading a long thread in these forums where it was generally agreed, although I think unproven, that the Windows Media Edition is based on Home, with additons. In which case you would be obliged to go with XP Pro.

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Caution about MCE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 28, 2005 4:44 AM PDT

Many get more than a little upset when they find out what hardware they chose doesn't have support in MCE. It's a different beast and you'll have to do it Bill's way.


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by jim_od2001 / April 28, 2005 5:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Caution about MCE.

Ok thanks well I'll ask my mate whos verifying the parts, he owns a computer store so he can build just doesn't know much about told MCE.

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