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    How to Update Windows Media 2002 (XP Sp2)

    One problem down, number two to go. I recently installed Vista, kept it for a week and took it off the computer and reinstalled XP. the XP program has Windows Media Center 2002 on it although I bought the computer in 2005. I was wondering how I update 2002 to 2005 or even 2006? I've done some searches in MS Knowledge Base but haven't found the right information. When I tried some of the files for 2005 & 2006 I was told in error messages that there were other steps to go through prior to 2005 and 2006 being installed. Can anyone help?

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    Re: How to Update Windows Media 2002 (XP Sp2)

    Microsoft claims that a roll up update for WMC is available on it's Windows Update or Microsoft Update sites.

    Isn't that the problem you were having in getting to the Update site without Windows thinking you had a MAC?
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    Re: How to Update Windows Media 2002 (XP Sp2)

    Viking33,

    Yes, I went to Update to get the Rollup, but it doesn't show an update for me. What I have found is interesting. When I right click on My Computer and click on Properties, the General Tab shows me that on my computer I have "Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002." However, when I bring up Media Center and look at the Version, it says 2005. Perhaps when I try to do the update rollup, that's the reason it shuts me out, It sees contradictory information. So, I think what I need is the info on where to go in the registry and correct this. Would you know?

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    Re: How to Update Windows Media 2002 (XP Sp2)

    Microsoft has a utility called TWEAK MCE POWER TOY

    You can download it and give it a look see. Maybe it can help?
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    Re: How to Update Windows Media 2002 (XP Sp2)

    Viking33:

    I went to Windows and downloaded Tweak MCE Power Toy. Installed it and executed it. Guess what? Rather than execute, it told me that I must have Media Center 2005 installed. When I go to Media Center it tells me I have 2005 installed. However, when I go to My Computer it tell me I have 2002 installed. Confusing to say the least. None of the updates or rollup for 2005 will install because it sees my computer having 2002 on it. There must be a registry entree that I can chance from 2002 to 2005, but I don't know where to look.

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