I am in the process of building a Media Center system using Win MCE 2005 as the OS. I will be using a Western digital 300gb Sata Hdd. When i have built other systems installing XP home on a Sata Hdd i had to extract drivers from the motherboard Cd onto a floppy disc. The problem is that there is no Floppy disc drive on the proposed system i am building although there is a provision on the Motherboard. the Motherboard is a P4M 915G/P2. Any advice would be appreciated
Thanks for the reply. I did not think that it was an option as when i have installed XP Home i had to press F6 for raid installation via floppy disc but perhaps MCE is different. Whilst on the subject but on a tangent is it preferable to partition the HDD or just leave one partition as i will only be using it strictly as a Media Center? Sorry for the digression.
No it doesn't data is data it doesn't matter what form it takes ie movies,songs,pictures or a novel your writing.When windows goes bang like it does from time to time you will be glad you partitioned your drive and you could even put an image of the operating system on the partion.
Of course you good never have a problem and never need to reinstall or use your image to get you out of the dreaded blue screen.