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Old 05-25-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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I just bought a sweet new laptop (E1505). The only catch is it has XP Media Edition. I NEED XP Pro in order to be networked at the office. Should I buy the upgrade version or go with the full version and try formatting the computer and installing XP Pro? Thanks for any suggestions!

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xp media center is pro with extra jazzed up.
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xp media center is pro with extra jazzed up.
Really? I was under the impression that you could only network and get certain functionality with XP Pro, that's why Dell charges an upgrade fee for it...
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no, media center just has an extra theme and a media program
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no, media center just has an extra theme and a media program
Wow, thanks for the heads up! Now, hopefully the tech guys at my office are smart enough to know that and won't demand I have to get XP Pro just because that is a pre-req to get your computer on the network.
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Default Re: XP Pro....upgrade or full version?

Well they just want you to have the join domain option, which is what ya need.
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Well they just want you to have the join domain option, which is what ya need.
Does that mean that Media Edition does not have that option?
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yes, it does.
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nevermind, it doesnt have the feature "joining a domain".

edit:If you enter a Windows XP Pro OEM CD-key during setup of MCE 2005, you'll get Windows XP instead of MCE.

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nevermind, it doesnt have the feature "joining a domain".

edit:If you enter a Windows XP Pro OEM CD-key during setup of MCE 2005, you'll get Windows XP instead of MCE.
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WOW, thanks for the tip!
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