At a glance
Publisher
Microsoft
Web
Status
Unavailable, unsupported
Introduced
Sep-2002
Latest
SP3
Design
GUI, Multi-threaded
Type
Workstation
 
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
 
Details
Summary Windows XP Media Center is an expanded version of XP Professional to include many multimedia services such as TV viewer, PVR, digital music, DVD viewer, and remote control.
News 8-Apr-2014 XP SP3 Extended support ends
25-Feb-2010 XP SP2 Support ends July, 13, 2010
29-Apr-2008 XP SP3 released
9-Aug-2004 Windows XP SP2 Released
New in SP2 includes improved TV picture quality, enhanced music library and better photo handling.

30-Sep-2003 Release of Media Center 2004

3-Sep-2002 Released to Production
Requirements
Product Windows XP
Processor Pentium 4 or better
RAM 64 MB, 128 MB Recommended
Drive space 1.5 GB available hard disk space
Drives Runs from hard disk, and requires CD or DVD drive
Video SVGA or better recommended
File systems FAT, FAT32, NTFS
Compatibility Windows 16-bit programs (Windows 3.x type programs)
Windows 32-bit programs
Interface Uses a GUI interface
Installation Can be installed in its own primary partition on the first drive. When installing to any other partition (logical or primary) on any drive, a small portion must be installed in a bootable FAT or FAT32 primary partition on the first drive [Assumed if operates like Windows 2000]
Variants Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Tablet Edition
Versions Windows release timeline
Oct-2002 - 2002 Edition
Sep-2003 - 2004 Edition
Aug-2004 - SP2
2005 - 2005 Edition
Apr-2008 - SP3
Downloads SP3 Home and Download page
Links Microsoft
Windows Media Center Support
Press and Corporate Information
Developers
Sysinternals Advanced System Utilities
Microsoft Technet resources for IT
Windows Life Cycle Facts
Books XP Categories: All - Using - Solutions - Fixing - Development - MCSE

Top titles
Publisher

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)
Web: www.microsoft.com

Support Yes
Alternatives Linux
Secrets Setup Switches
Pricing This is only available as an OEM version, typically bundled with hardware.
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