Windows XP professional operating system is a time tested OS and it is preferred over the Windows XP Media Centre Edition. So the installation of Windows XP Pro is accomplished by performing a full install of XP Pro over MCE partition and a single process takes around 40 minutes.
Windows XP Pro and Windows XP MCE
You can watch your favourite TV shows and more from the comfort of your computer since Windows Media is a multimedia utility and many versions of Windows Vista and 7 are included in it. But this is not included with Windows XP Pro. The only way to include Windows Media Center on your computer running XP Pro is to upgrade to Windows XP MCE. Windows XP Media Centre Edition contains all the features of XP Pro with the addition of Media Centre program. It is the successor of Windows XP Pro.
By installing Media Centre over the drive containing XP Professional, you can upgrade to Media Center.
Guides and Steps to Installation
Step 1) First, insert the XP Professional CD into the computer.
Step 2) Restart the computer and press any key when required to boot from CD.
Step 3) The first screen will appear, press “Enter” at the first screen.
Step 4) Press “F8” at the licensee agreement.
Step 5) Once you accept the license agreement, highlight the drive containing Media Center Edition and press “Enter”. This will overwrite the existing with XP Professional.
Advantages and Facilities of the Installed OS
The promising feature of the Media Center Edition of Windows XP is the Windows Media Centre application. This application allows remote-friendly audio and video program capable of recording television. With the upgraded version of later release, you can not only to store the media but also share it. The media can be videos, photos and music.
Computers that includes TV tuner can easily record and save the live television shows to its hard drive and burn the videos to DVD for later use.
In order to successfully install the operating system, you will need the Media Center Edition (MCE) installation disc.
You can follow the above mentioned guide step by step in successfully Installing Windows XP Professional over Media Center Edition.
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