Replace XP Pro With Media Center 2005

By maclarke
Jul 14, 2006
  1. hello

    In an attempt to be a completely legitimate user of windows (having a ungenuine version of xp pro) i would lke to replace the OS with media center 2005 as i would use the features more.

    Is there a way in which i could install media center over the top of Pro?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    A clean install is a lot better than what your trying to do.

    If you still want to go over the top,there is a good thread HERE
    Ignore the top half,which is probably illegal,and just read the Bart`s PE method.

    Good luck.
  3. maclarke

    maclarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry about the long responce to your suggestion, but a clean install wouldn't be too much of a problem i think. How would i go about doing that?

    I've never done it before (as you may have guessed) but do i have to worry about installing a bios when i format the drive?
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if sata drive yes you
    if you have the motherboard disc that would ne great
    if not get all the soft drivers first then on boot of install disc ,erase the partition,
    make a new one ,format, install
    if standard ide you can load drivers after install
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