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    Media Centre to XP Pro (Windows Media Centre)

    Hi,

    Has anybody tried to upgrade from Media Centre to XP Pro. The reason I want to do this is because I have installed a server and I cannot connect a Media Centre PC to it, I need XP Pro.

    Thanks for any help.

    Mike

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    Re: Media Centre to XP Pro (Windows Media Centre)

    According to Upgrading from Previous Versions of Windows, you cannot upgrade from the Media Center Edition of Windows XP to the Pro version, you'd have to do a clean install.

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    Re: Media Centre to XP Pro (Windows Media Centre)

    A mix of responses in this thread at Tom's Hardware - you may strike lucky! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Media Centre to XP Pro (Windows Media Centre)

    You should be able to access network resources with the proper credentials. If you mean that you can not join a domain that is true with Media Center 2005. Live Search: "media center" join domain contains links that have hacks that are supposed to allow a Media Center PC to join a domain. If you want to try any of them make sure you have a good backup of your PC before you begin.

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    Re: Media Centre to XP Pro (Windows Media Centre)

    Thanks Joe, you are correct I want to join to a domain so I will give this hack a try.

    Thanks

    Mike

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