windows xp media centre edition

  mobileman1953 18:37 05 Dec 2006

hi all i am thinking of replacing my pc and the one i have seen has windows xp media centre edition installed, at present i am using windows xp home edition, is there much difference between the 2 editions and if so what is the main differences any advice welcome

  Kate B 19:06 05 Dec 2006

Media Center (as Microsoft spells it) is designed for PCs that are entertainment centres. That version of the OS has a PVR function so that if you've got a TV card it can record broadcasts to the hard drive. It's also set up to manage music and photo collections; and the interface can be switched to one that you can see at a distance and on a low-res screen: ie your telly from the sofa. If you're not planning to use the PC in that way, there's no need for Media Center.

  anskyber 19:08 05 Dec 2006

I agree with Kate B, the OS is otherwise XP and you will not notice any difference.

  mobileman1953 19:13 05 Dec 2006

thanks for your replys

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