Originally Posted by troy272
I've found that media center had a lot of stability issues. I had it on my PC before I got a new HDD with Home Edition OEM and I had nothing but trouble with it. The media center liked to crash a lot and wouldn't load a lot of the time. I prefer home edition because it's cheaper and it seems to be more stable. Pro is good too but I have no use for all the extra stuff in it.
Media Center 2005 is XP pro with the media center app included.............
If your system is crashing with it you have some other issues going on..........XP pro is a very stable platform.
Alot of OEM's are free upgrading from XP home to XP Meda Center.........no-brainer here!
I've been running it for 1 1/2 years with zero issues.