Updating from Media center to Pro



Chuckysdead
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
I know this is a simple to question to any windows expert but nobody in the
stores will give me an exact answer other than "I think so". I want to
upgrade from Media Center to Professional and I just purchased the Upgrade,
got it home, and noticed the front of the package does not specify "Media
Center" as an upgradeable option. Does anyone know for sure before I open the
package and can't return it? Thanks!

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Media Center is XP Professional, with the addition of the Media Center components. The only thing that Media Center 2005 won't do that XP Pro will is join a domain.

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"Chuckysdead" <Chuckysdead@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:19181585-9575-4B32-8ABC-9958B4B42BC9@microsoft.com...
>I know this is a simple to question to any windows expert but nobody in the
> stores will give me an exact answer other than "I think so". I want to
> upgrade from Media Center to Professional and I just purchased the Upgrade,
> got it home, and noticed the front of the package does not specify "Media
> Center" as an upgradeable option. Does anyone know for sure before I open the
> package and can't return it? Thanks!

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Chuckysdead wrote:
> I know this is a simple to question to any windows expert but nobody in the
> stores will give me an exact answer other than "I think so". I want to
> upgrade from Media Center to Professional and I just purchased the Upgrade,
> got it home, and noticed the front of the package does not specify "Media
> Center" as an upgradeable option. Does anyone know for sure before I open the
> package and can't return it? Thanks!


Return the package unopened.

Transitioning from WinXP MCE to WinXP Pro is a _downgrade_.

WinXP Media Center Edition is a _superset_ (iow, it does
_everything_ WinXP Pro can do (except join a domain), plus contains
additional multi-media features) of WinXP Pro.

Windows XP Media Center Edition Home
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ehome/default.asp


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Updating from Media center to Pro