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Old November 1, 2006, 05:40 PM
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If you are interested in what upgrades paths to Vista are free or not you can consult this XP to Vista Upgrade guide.

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Old November 3, 2006, 08:48 AM
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I don't see why anyone buying XP right now wouldn't spend the extra +/-$30 for Media Centre...
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Old November 5, 2006, 12:20 AM
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My biggest puzzle is why anyone buys XP Professional these days.... It's more expensive than MCE, and besides not being able to log into a domain, it actually offers more functionality....
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Old November 5, 2006, 09:14 PM
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My biggest puzzle is why anyone buys XP Professional these days.... It's more expensive than MCE, and besides not being able to log into a domain, it actually offers more functionality....
MCE is basically built on XP Pro so I agree, it a better deal. If you don't want to use the Media Center bit, no worries, you won't even know it's there, but if you do decide to use it in the future, just plug in a TV Tuner and install the appropriate decoder software and you are good to go.
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Old November 5, 2006, 11:21 PM
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that and I really like the soft blue theme the MCE comes with :)
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Old November 6, 2006, 12:58 AM
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Called "Royale" and available here for all versions of XP

No cheese though, McDonalds' France must be devistated.
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Old November 6, 2006, 01:25 PM
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........oh

Well that's not a very good reason to buy MCE then, now is it?
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Having MCE will be vital for anyone who's interested in having HDTV or digital cable on their HTPC's. Cablecard and other QAM capable decoders are going to be Vista only via MCE. Now which of the 30 different flavours of Vista ship with MCE?
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Having MCE will be vital for anyone who's interested in having HDTV or digital cable on their HTPC's. Cablecard and other QAM capable decoders are going to be Vista only via MCE. Now which of the 30 different flavours of Vista ship with MCE?
I'll see if I can confirm but I believe only the Ultimate version has MCE included.:(
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Old November 23, 2006, 06:38 PM
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I'll see if I can confirm but I believe only the Ultimate version has MCE included.:(
nope, Home Premium has the Vista version of MCE too:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...e_premium.mspx
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